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Match Report for

Springfield (1st) vs. New London County (1st)
08 October 2016

Location: Van Horn Park

Springfield: 12    New London County: 24

Both teams played a competitive match-up. Springfield got on the board first with a try in the 11th minute, making the score 7-0. In the 18th minute, New London tied the game with a well-paced territory kick, a stolen scrum and a power series of phases from their forwards. In the 23rd minute, New London took the lead 14-7.

Throughout the 1st half, high-tackling was an issue for the visitors. In the 50th minute, New London was guilty of another high tackle, which forced a Yellow Card. During a Springfield counterattack, New London's scrum half committed another high tackle which forced another Yellow Card. With a two-man advantage, Springfield scored to cut the lead, 14-12 in the 54th minute. The muggy conditions got to both teams as ball handling errors were picking up. However, New London managed to keep the ball inside Springfield's half of the field. In the 68th minute, New London nailed a penalty kick to extend the lead 17-12. With four minutes left in the contest, Springfield committed an offside penalty, which New London turned into an insurance try, making the final score 24-12.

Referee: Alec Tolivaisa