Scribes Men draw 17-17 against Ex-Brit Lions
There were some nervous moments in the final minutes, with Scribes down a man and Brit Lions on the attack, but the lads from East Vancouver held firm and were able to secure a 17-17 tie.
This is a draw that will feel like a win, especially after two lopsided losses to open the season, and the result importantly opens the Scribes’ account in the league tables with two points.
Scribes had a very bright start, holding the visitors off the board for the first 40 minutes while building a 17-0 lead on the strength of two tries by Paddy O’Flaherty. Brit Lions would battle back, however, with three tries in the second frame. The equalizing try came with about 20 minutes to play, but lacked the vital conversion needed for the lead. Neither side were able to find the deciding score as time expired.
Scribes (0-2-1) will look for their first victory of the season next Saturday when they travel to Abbotsford.
Update: Abbotsford has defaulted, so Scribes earn an automatic win in the standings.
Our next match will be played October 20 at Burnaby Lake.
Scribes Women draw 24-24 against Ex-Brit Lions
Both sides came into this match undefeated and after 60 minutes of intense rugby action, no winner could be determined. Their 24-24 tie is a strange, albeit fitting, result for these two sides, who are both playing some quality rugby at this early juncture of the season.
With the draw, Scribes move to 2-0-1, and with 12 points continue to be among the division leaders through three weeks.
The team will enjoy a two-week break before returning to action on October 13 against Ridge Meadows.