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Burlington

RESULT North Shore 96–
Burlington 31

October 28, 2017, 1:00pm @ GEAA Field, 663 Summer St, Lynn, MA 01905


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Referee's Official Match Report

Burlington traveled to GEAA field in Lynn with only 14 players, which spoke for the dynamic of the rest of the match. Burlington played 1 player down in the first half, and NS put up 65 points (11T, 5C) in 40 minutes. Being 1 player down didn't affect Burlington as much as their unwillingness to stick tackles, and NS was able to move the ball very effectively through their backs and score almost at will. In the second half NS loaned them a couple of players, and universally play became more contested. Both teams put up 5 tries and 3 conversions in the second half, which proved to have more variety of play. In general NS was more organized and moved the ball more effectively than Burlington, though the second half proved that if Burlington had traveled in full force, there would have been a decent contest on offer.

Referee: Anna McMahan

Via the New England Rugby Referees Society

Our Match Report

This past Saturday the Red's welcomed a depleted Burlington side to GE Field in Lynn, it was beautiful October afternoon for rugby. As the match got under way North Shore came out swinging putting up 40 unanswered points in the opening 10 minutes of the match.

North Shore was able to make wholesale changes early on in the game, allowing plenty of playing time for players coming off the bench. Burlington made the 2nd half much more competitive, exploiting overloads out wide. There were a lot of standout performances offensively, with 96 total points being scored by the Red's, but play of the game was newcomer Mike "Carl" Wilson's try saving tackle and recovery in the second half. A big thank you to those players who filled out the Burlington squad, Brian Ross, Matt Gray, and Matt Latter (who came millimeters from catching Hartigan on his serpentine route to the try zone).

It was a great win for North Shore who is jockeying for a top 2 spot in the division. Lot's of work to do before our final two matches of the season, the boys will be traveling to Boston this weekend to take on Charles River.

To celebrate the final home game of the season, some decided to partake in "shower daquiris", a delightful frozen treat after a fun day of rugby.

MoM

Jeb Nicklas

Mike Wilson