Monday, August 12, 2019

Hamilton at Home

Game left over from May 11th  when the weather and ground was a lot wetter.

Grimsby Gentlemen 24: Hamilton Hornets 17

Venue: Nice dry Alway Park

Weather: about 25 degrees

Referee: Ian Stewart's favourite son Glenn and Assistant Referee Scott


Attendance:  A host of a multitude or maybe a bit less

And this was only one side
James  Vienneau on the sideline for the first time this year; this will be the first time in ten years he and his stash has not received at least a yellow card in a season. 

Dai Rhys Jones and Chris Roden Here to cheer on Grimsby (I think).  Chris has had his picture in the blog even more than some of us


1) Ryan Montgomery (80 min), (2) Brendan Vorstenbosch  (80 min), (3) Jon Millington (80 min), (4) Martin Van der Hurk (80 min ), (5) Kyle Wilson (80 min) (6) John Frasier (20 min + an hour at the hospital - he was back before the end of the game), (7) Dean Crozier (80 min) , (8) Nick Lord (60 min), (9) Joe Faint (40 min)  10) Derrick Weber (80 min) , (11) Josh Thompson (80 min), (12) Will George (C) (80 min), (13) Dan Prentice-Chowen (40 min and 40 at center), 14) Joe Sanders (80 min) , 15) Laughlin Hill (80 min), 16)  Myron Jurychuck (60 min at flank), 17) Tuan  Vo (40 min at hooker),18) Brendan  (40 min at touch judge and 40 min at center) 19: Tim Sullivan (60 min in chair and 20 min at center.
Tim (out of chair)

The Good, the Bad and the Rugby

I was going to keep track of knock ons and lost balls but I got to one and then I forgot. Both teams did well in the first five minutes until Dan intercepted one of their passes in the center at about the fifty,touched down and converted. At about twenty minutes John caused a player to smack him in the head and get a yellow card.  John went off to get stitches and  was back before the end of the game probably thanks to the new health networks set up by Grimsby the conservative government.  (Every one must think the hospital is closed so no one goes anymore)
Lost count of the stiches
We did what we usually do in situations when the other team is down a player we move the ball quickly from side to side , kick the ball out of bounds and let them score,  When then the player came back on and we let them score again so at the end of the half we had Hamilton exactly where we wanted them.

Half time Grimsby Gentlemen 7: Hamilton Hornets 12

At 45 minutes Dan gets a nice breakaway and run to a touch down and does the conversion..
At 55 minutes Dan kicks a penalty and at 65 minutes Webs makes a partial break, off loads to Will who makes a long run and offloads to Dan for the try under the posts. Being good hosts we let Hamilton score at 80 minutes.

Final Score Daniel Prentice-Chowen 24: Hamilton Hornets 17

We have not failed to notice that Dan Prentice-Chowen is a scoring machine (guess who Hamilton picked as man of the match).  We also noticed that we have won the last couple of games without Vic Blaney on the team.  It has been along time since that has happened.  We kicked six balls into the bush and we do not have any yet.

End of the Season after 10 games (9 actually) we have a 6 and 4 record (losses in the first two games (both away) and  two losses to Niagara).  I count that unplayed game against Fergus as a win since it was never played (they did not have a ref) and they call it as a win (their only win of the season) and we beat them in the one game- or at least a tie.  No matter what, we ended up in fourth place in the Niagara A2 division which seems to be a good for a turnaround season.. 

Tats of the Team

We3 are resurrecting a popular feature of the blog:  Tattoos of members of the club.

Next week we have a family day with the final flag kids tournament in the morning and we are challenging Burlington to a game of rugby and the winner can say they are the best place in Canada to live) and a pig roast in the evening.

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