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Match Report for

Cape Cod (1st) vs. Springfield
14 April 2018

Location: Pitch and parking on right after second gate.

SCORE
Cape Cod: 14    Springfield: 36


A nice warm Spring day with plenty of sunshine, heavy underfoot but the field held up well. Game was more evenly matched than the score line suggests. Both sides combined close in carries from the forwards before going wide with the backs. Springfield were more successful at forcing turnovers and capitalized on a few Cape Cod mistakes to get the winning scores. Scrums were well contested and very clean. No issues with the lineouts.

Springfield started the stronger of the teams. Their pressure forcing Cape Cod to concede penalties at ruck time. This lead to field position and possession for Springfield who scored an early converted Try in the 6th minute and followed up with two more unconverted in the 12th and 23rd minutes. Cape Cod responded immediately to the score, grabbing a converted try in the 24th minute, leaving the half time score 7-17.

A well contested second half saw Springfield increase their lead in the 45th minute with a converted Try. Cape Cod again responded quickly with a converted Try of their own in the 51st minute. Springfield finished strongly grabbing an unconverted Try in the 63rd minute and a 7-pointer in the 69th to close out the scoring.


Referee: Michael O'Connor