Venue: Alway Park - a little greener but more foliage on the sides.Kick off at 1:00 (one half hour later in GGT: the Grimsby Gentlemen Time Zone) The last time we played Windsor at home was May 29th 2010 and we won 22 - 10 with Scott Flemming (Flipper) refereeing.
Referee: Ian Stewart (not Flipper)
Weather: 24 degrees lightly cloudy, light wind (oh maybe that was today)
Attendance: Lots of chatter about the game in Grimsby, lots of interest, lots of casual walk ups, lots of people with dogs
Team: 1. Ross Matheson, 2. Brandan Sculland, 3. Jon Millington, 4.Jeremy Young, 5. Bob Mavro, 6. Dirk Reichow , 7. Martin Van Der Hurk, 8. Duncan Earl, 9. Derrick Weber, 10. Jamie Farell, 11. Sam MGee 12. Vic Blaney 13. Heri Lewssoh, 21. James Vinneau, 15. Austin Marck, 16. T.J. Cole
Thanks to T.J. for registering this late in the season.
|Team huddle showing Duncan's new rugby league socks|
At 9 min ball lost in bushes, at 10 min ball lost in bushes, at 15 min ball lost in bushes but first ball found. The game basically goes like that we put a lot of pressure in the first couple of minutes with a lineout deep in Windsor territory but we were not able to score. Windsor takes the ball down and at 11 mins scores their first try with a nice block of the conversion by James. At 16 min the Rogues score again and this time do convert. The next minutes are a good game with Windsor playing the more kicking and attacking game. We hold them out until near the end of the first half until Windsor scores in the corner after a penalty and some missed tackles.
Half time score: Grimsby Gentlemen 0: Windsor Rogues 17
Then about 5 min after half time Windsor scores again to put them way ahead and it looks like the rout is on. However at 10 min Duncan bowls himself over to put us on the board but Windsor replies about 5 min later to score again. However back we come and a good drive from a lineout leads to another try by Webs at 60 min and again at 70 min we score a push over try with Webs touching down. However at 65 min after an errant kick down the middle of the field, Windsor's fullback slots a dropkick from almost half way. We don't see many drop kicks attempted let alone scored in our league.
Final score: Grimsby Gentlemen 15: Windsor Rouges 31.
It was a good game for us after a slow start to score three tries to their two in the second half.
|It looks like their man on the match just edges out our man of the match.|
(Vic claims that his glass is coming down and he won)
After the game an enjoyable first adult flag rugby evening: (other pictures were a little dark)
"In rugby out strength is in our numbers, not because they define us but because how we wear them defines the team. In rugby the game is bigger than us all. " So true.
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