The Scribes Women had been on a strong run of victories in 2018, reeling off four consecutive wins to start the year, but that streak came to a halt today against Capilano RFC.
The Division 2 leading Caps exposed some suspect tackling by Scribes in the middle of the park, racing in for four tries in the opening half. The second half did not go much better for the home side, as Caps surged ahead with an additional half dozen tries en route to a 57-0 win.
It was evident that Scribes were missing some key weapons in attack today, but it’s also clear that there still remains a noticeable gap between their level of play and that of the competition’s leading contenders. The tough loss will likely galvanize the Scribes, and it should be a spirited couple weeks of training ahead of their next match, which takes place on March 31 against Ridge Meadows.
After a tough start to the 2018 Spring season, the Scribes Men have turned things around and are playing some very solid rugby.
Today’s match against SFU was a close run encounter, with Scribes scoring the only try of the first half on a rolling maul from a line-out.
Surprisingly, the Scribes prominently Irish backline took a bit of time to find their legs on St. Patrick’s day, but once they did, it proved dividends, with a pair of quick-strike tries in the second half to put Scribes in the ascendancy.
That trio of tries proved to be enough, as Scribes wrapped up the 15-0 victory.
A big credit for the win goes to the Scribes defense, who shut out the SFU attack for a second consecutive time, leaving the students without a point scored through 160 consecutive minutes of play. Their understandable frustration led to some heated heated conversation later in the game, but no major incidents.
Altogether, it was another tidy win for the Scribes – their second in a row – and they will look keep the momentum going next Saturday when they travel to Kamloops.