Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ARP Opens With NYAC Over Boston

Press Release

The NYAC kicked the 2016/2017 ARP season off with a convincing win over Boston RFC in Amesbury, MA last weekend.

The 4 hour bus ride had no impact on the team from NY as Seamus Kelly opened the scorecard on the day after running a superb short line off the breakdown to go through untouched. Alex Hodgkinson added the conversion to go ahead 7-0 in the 5th minute.

The team played a strong first half scoring 5 tries to none and walked into halftime with a comfortable lead of 31-3. The second half of the match was marred by mistakes from both teams as the game got a bit sloppy. Even with some handling errors and the game moving from scrum to scrum NYAC was still able to run in four tries to one and a final score of 48-10. Chris Mattina who played his ARP debut on Saturday felt, “the team played well as we are still coming together as a squad with a lot of new faces. The staff has done an excellent job preparing us and now it is up to us to execute on Saturday.”
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While happy with the win the team knows they have a lot of work to do as the season moves along. Captain Al McFarland was happy with the performance and said, “Everyone has been very responsive to the new systems and played well in the structure up until the 50th minute, after that we let ourselves down a bit. It was good to see that no one was content with how we finished and they are always looking to identify areas where we can improve.”
Thanks to Boston for the great hospitality and good first test for the team. The NYAC 2nd XV will play the Household Calvary RFC at Travers Island on Saturday, 9/17. The 1st XV will travel back to Boston to face the Irish Wolfhounds in round 2 of the ARP.
NYAC 48 10 Boston RFC
Tries: Kelly x2, Turnbull, Hundley x2, Bennett, Pradere, Mattina
Conversions: Hodgkinson 3 of 6, Bennett 1 of 2
MOTM: James Denise

1. B. McKellar, 2. N. Discala, 3. J. Turnbull, 4. P. Coleman, 5. N. Brakeley, 6. R. Deacon, 7. J. Denise, 8. A. McFarland (C), 9. J. Hundley, 10. H. Bennett, 11. C. Mattina, 12. J. Fitzpatrick, 13. S. Kelly, 14. G. Voigt, 15. A. Hodgkinson
16. S. Sanchez, 17. R. McTiernan, 18. A. Parry, 19. N. Wolley, 20. O. L'Estrange, 21. T. Henry, 22. Q. Pradere, 23. K. Hamilton

1 comment:

  1. Whatever happened to Toby L'Estrange? He got hurt a few years back and I haven't heard anything about him since.