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Match Report for

Old Gold (1st) vs. Saratoga Rugby Club (1st)
10 September 2016

Location: Moakley Park, Boston, MA

Old Gold: 33    Saratoga Rugby Club: 45

A great game of rugby to get the season started - in spite of a pitch is poor condition... Old Gold took the lead early, scoring their first try after 3 minutes, shortly followed by a second try. But as Saratoga started pushing harder, winning rucks and taking the intervals with great speed, Old Gold lost some momentum and were found offside repeatedly at the ruck. Saratoga scored a penalty goal, and then 3 tries, each of them converted. Then it was back end forth tries until half-time, but Saratoga ended in the lead. In the beginning of the second half, Old Gold were more aggressive (in a good way) on the rucks and held strong in defense, But Saratoga were faster and more skilled with the ball to get it out to the wings quickly, scoring more tries and a penalty goal. Noted that the game as interrupted at the 60th minute due to referee injury (sprained ankle) - but thanks to skillful strapping we were able to finish the game.

Referee: Antoine Galou