Grimsby Gentlemen 0: Wilmot Warthogs 36
Referee: Eric Ciezar ***
Venue: Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School
Weather: cooler that our last bunch of games around 20 degrees with little humidity (expect the boys to run better)
Attendance: 1 (Jes as seen below)
And she wasn't actually watching the game but studying.
Well the wish that they would have lost a lot of good players to university, was just that. They were the same as us and only lost one. The good news is that Wilmot is getting older and looking more like us as a club. But of course we are much better looking.
We started with fourteen as per usual but really hoped for fifteen. Wilmot, against the wind, had most of the ball and scored after 10 min just before our fifteenth player arrived. Wilmot scored again at 20 min. Then we had a burst of rugby which kept us within 15 m of their goal for about 10 min. However we could not put one across. The closest was a 40 m penalty attempt. A turnover and poor coverage ended with them making a long run stopped by Webs. The half wended with Wilmot scoring again with Kyle off injured and Webs on the ground injured.
Half time score Grimsby Gentlemen 0: Warthogs 21
The second half was similar except we played most of it with fourteen players. Offensively Wilmot had more ball and more push, defensively Wilmot had good coverage and put us on our back foot for most of the time.
Final Score Grimsby Gentlemen 0: Warts 36
Team: Nathan Rowbottom, Dylan Kinch, Jon Millington, Scotty Walker, Jeremy Young, Bob Mavro, Dean Gibson, Kyle Wilson, Jon Jeske, Derrick Weber, Alex Millar, Martin Van Den Hurk, Jamie Scully, Nick Lemieux.
After the hot, humid weather we played in for much of the summer, I expected a burst of energy from the players but maybe I have been watching the university boys too much and we looked slow out there. We did run our patterns a couple of times but we were slow to set up. Bring on St. Catharines.
Coach's man of the match: Nick Lemieux for a number of big hits on some big bodies.
Michael has complained that I write too much and he has to scroll down and he gets out of breath. He thinks it is because I think that no one really reads me (except 5) and so I ramble. I think it is because I am putting in more pictures. Hope you don't hurt your arm Mike.
From under the willow:
Bob made two punts in the game, one of which actually cleared the zone and was not returned. Stick to running with the ball Bob.
Webs has more stitches.
If Kyle had known about the nurse at the start of the game, he might not have lasted through the kickoff.