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Match Reports & Videos: 2015

Boston Maccabi

RESULT North Shore 19–Boston Maccabi 53

October 24, 2015, 1:00pm @ GEAA Field, 663 Summer St, Lynn, MA 01905

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Referee's Official Match Report

Maccabi dominated possession through a forward dominated approach, and they wore down an undermanned North Shore team. Maccabi #8 was a difference maker, and North Shore had a difficult time bringing him to ground. Maccabi led 33-14 at the half, and used the second half to give several reserves a good run.

Referee: Peter Lloyd-Evans

Via the New England Rugby Referees Society

Our Match Report

North Shore faced off against Boston Maccabis in a rematch from last month. The game started off in BM favor as they were able to pin NS deep in their own half. BM was able to push in the first try with some solid picks and goes. BM kept the pressure up and was able to swing another ball wide and score on the outside to put them up 14-0. NS huddled and regrouped midway through the 1st though. Jebb started the scoring for NS with a great individual effort on a 60 meter try to get NS on the board 14-7. NS quickly got the ball moving again with good forward crash that lead to a wide ball to the backs that sprung a nice run from Captain Timmy to tie the game at 14 all.

The final 10 minutes of the half got away from NS and BM capitalized on lax play to pop in two tries before the half ended.

The 2nd half saw more play controlled by BM. NS did themselves no favors taking 2 yellow cards in the 2nd half. NS saw some good individual efforts in the 2nd half, including Nick with a long run and score, but BM proved to be the better team on the day. Final score 53-19.

Duck-Kevin Griffin for his continued improvement and 120 mins at prop which was no small feat.

Belt-Tom Moore for also sacrificing 120 mins at prop and continued hard all around play on the pitch.

Andrew Hartigan