Grimsby Gentlemen 5: Windsor Rogues 10
Referee: Heather Jones from Erie
Weather: Muggy with a temperature of 25 degrees and a fairly strong wind blowing northish.
Attendance: A good crowd bolstered by our injured players
Presidents Report: Not a good start to the second half of the season as this was a winnable game in a season without a lot of wins so far. We started slow and Windsor used the wind to kick which we did not handle well. They scored twice early in the first half to complete their scoring. Grimsby scored on a quick penalty tap by Dylan K. and a good offload to Jon Jeske to score with about two minutes to go in the game to avoid being blanked.
Team: Nathan Rowbottom, Dylan Kinch, Jon Millington, Jeremy Young, Kevin Murphy,
Dean Gibson, Kyle Wilson, Joel Leonard, Jon Jeske, Derrick Weber (C), Bob Mavro on the wing, Alex Millar, Alex Stevenson, Jamie Scully.
Reserves used: Andy Breuls for Alex Millar at about 30 min, Joel Leonard out and Craig Evans in at about 40 min (Craig to #10, Derrick Weber to #13, Alex Stevenson to #15, Kyle Wilson to #8, Bob Mavro to #6)
Coaches Report: The referee had a lot of whistles which led to a lot of scrums which did not bode well for us. We had difficulty taking them on in the set pieces. We did not do well on the ups especially at the start when they were close to our line. We need to look ahead (not ball watch), nominate our man and then take that man. In the second half, they had a number of scrums on our five but with good desperate scrummaging we were able to keep them out of the end zone.
From under the willow: We had trouble with the scrums and even when won and not pushed back still had difficulty getting a good ball out.
Slow start. Need to be ready to play.
Not enough penetration with the ball, getting over the gain line.
Coaches Man of the match: Jon Jeske the hard working half back
Other teams pick of man of the match: Jon Jeske
We chose their hooker.
Next week away against the same team in Windsor.