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Match Report for

Monadnock (1st) vs. Freedom RFC (1st)
16 September 2017

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Monadnock: 15    Freedom RFC: 22

The match was played on a good pitch. However the temp was 80 degrees with very high humidity, which would take its toll...

The two sides were fairly evenly matched. Monadnock was superior in the sets pieces and had some attacking potency in the centers, where as Freedom was stronger in the loose and out wide. Both sides came out with good spirit and very positive play, determined to run the ball, and played to their strengths. Monadnock touched down 1st on an intercept in the centers, Freedom answered with 3 tries, and were very effective in the kick and chase to the wings and FB.

The 1st half ended 15-15

The temperature and humidity conspired against both sides and fitness levels were challenged. This manifested itself in many, many knock-ons, and runners without support, which led to isolation and poaching at the breakdowns. Monadnock was superior in the scrum and won 3 balls against the head.

Freedom scored a converted try from broken play to take the lead. Monadnock's efforts to attack were hampered by knock-ons and two fatal penalties at the end.

Referee: Seth Moss