Scribes Women win 20-19 over Capilano
Scribes and Capilano renewed rivalries on Saturday at Rupert Park. This game between two evenly matched teams came down to the final play, with a penalty kick off the boot of captain Cat Power propelling Scribes to a thrilling 20-19 win.
It was the second time in the game that Power had delivered a clutch kick. With under 10 minutes remaining, she converted an Emer Casey to give the Scribes a narrow 17-12 lead. Capilano struck back with a converted try of their own moments later to reclaim the lead and set up the game’s dramatic conclusion.
The Scribes will celebrate their victory for now, but weekly preparations will begin again in earnest as they get ready to face Langley this coming Saturday.
Scribes Men win 31-26 over United
The Scribes Men also used the boot to great effect against United, hanging on for a narrow 31-26 victory at Hume Park. A tip of the hat in this close encounter needs to go to Jason Murphy. He went 2/3 on conversions and 3/3 on penalty kicks, and those points all proved decisive in the Scribes victory.
Scribes started well, with quick recycling inside the 22m leading to a Scott McCann try before the game was ten minutes old. The forwards would add another try 10 minutes later thanks to a well executed lineout and driving maul, finished off by David Bailey. He would then go on to score another try in identical fashion, pushing the Scribes lead up to 23-12 at the break.
United made a big push back in the second half, bringing their side to within striking distance thanks to a pair of tries. That led to a nervy finish, but Dadou Delachou was able to knock over a 35 meter penalty kick at the death to push the Scribes margin from two points to five and produce a final blast from the referee’s whistle.
Scribes return to action next Saturday, March 23, in Delta against Brit Lions.