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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NYAC Start Season With Win Over Capital Selects

Press Release

The NYAC got their 2016/2017 campaign off to a blistering start this past weekend in nearly 90 degree weather at Travers Island.

As with any pre-season match against an unknown opponent the team, while confident, went into the match a little nervous not knowing how the new system was going to play out and still slightly unsure of the new combinations that are working out their kinks. All the angst was dispelled after the first minute when off a few well worked phases Quintin Pradere cruised over in the corner for the opening try of the 2016/2017 season.

Even with the sun baking down on the pitch the team played with pace and managed to run up a 33-0 halftime score. Newcomers Ross Deacon and Harry Bennett proved their worth in the match with Harry running the attack from flyhalf and Ross bringing size and aggression to his carries and clean-outs from the flank. James Denise, a veteran of the group, was instrumental around the breakdown creating a number of turnover balls that allowed the backs to play in space. The center pairing of Former Eagle Seamus Kelly and Trinity RFC Jack Fitzpatrick proved to be a complete nuisance for the Capital Selects both on attack and defense as they stifled any runs and made numerous line breaks which gave the team constant go forward ball.

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Overall is was a great start for the NYAC 1st XV who defeated the Captial Selects 52-0 in their opening preseason match. The team will break for Labor day this weekend and will play the first league match in Boston on 10 September.

NYAC 52 - 0 Capital Selects
Tries: Pradere, Kelly, Deacon, Bennett, L’Estrange, Denise, Sanchez
Conversions: Bennett 4 of 5, Cousins 2 of 3
MOTM: Pat Coleman

1. K. Hamilton, 2. N. Discala, 3. B. McKellar, 4. P. Coleman, 5. N. Brakeley, 6. R. Deacon, 7. J. Denise, 8. A. McFarland (C), 9. J. Hundley, 10. H. Bennett, 11. Q. Pradere, 12. J. Fitzpatrick, 13. S. Kelly, 14. F. Gianchetta, 15. R. Johnson

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