Westshore Men Lose Two at Home to CW in Midweek Clash: Face James Bay at Home on Saturday; Women Head to Seattle
by Clancy McDonnell
Men’s Premier: WRFC 12 – OBCW 50
Oof. Only one team fronted up for this Thursday night fixture played under the lights at JDF, and it wasn’t the home side. Westshore’s Velox Valhallians, having clicked in an emphatic victory on the other side of the ditch the weekend before, came out of the blocks a bit lethargic, and found themselves a step behind play for most of the night. The Castaway Wanderers, having licked their wounds after a drubbing at the hands of the Ravens, played a game full of buzzing energy.
CW ran smart and hard lines. They bent the line, and then supported well. The VVs were a bit lax defensively, and as CW support players burst onto offloads there was nobody there to stifle the surges. The home side managed a couple of tries in the second half, but the body count and turnovers prevented them from ever really cranking things up.
Coach Aaron Frisby was constructive in his response, saying “we obviously didn’t get this one right. We need to put together a better team performance, and we need to react better to our opponent’s focusses.”
Men’s Premier Reserve: WRFC 34 – OBCW 47
This was a high scoring, back and forth affair. The visitors started strongly, with two or three unanswered tries, before the VVs clicked into gear. The lead changed hands several times, with the visitors ultimately having a bit more in the tank. The defence leaves a bit to be desired, but the second team is now hitting its straps in the point scoring department.
The men host JBAA this Saturday, with the Prems donning a retro jersey to mark the 50th Anniversary season for the club. The women head to Seattle.