September 14, 2019
The Scribes Women (0-1) began their Fall 2019 campaign with a 29-5 loss against United RC.
Despite the setback, there were several reasons for the Scribes to feel good about their effort, including an exciting try on the game’s opening sequence and the intrepid play of a half dozen new recruits. United demonstrated superior experience, strength, skill, especially in the set pieces as they dominated the line outs.
The resilient young Scribes newcomers did their best to adjust and made some big plays of their own. Overall, they managed to escape the game without any major injuries, and will look to regroup next weekend when they face Richmond RFC at Trout Lake in East Vancouver on September 21. The Scribes roster will also benefit from the return of some veteran players coming back from injury and travel commitments, and they should be poised to get into the win column.
Bonus coverage: You can check out a match report and photo gallery of Scribes at United courtesy of the New Westminster Record at newwestrecord.ca.
The Scribes Men (1-1) travelled to Kamloops on Saturday, where they were unable to keep pace with the Raiders, falling by a score of 50-15.
Despite the final scoreline, Scribes were only two points adrift through 60 minutes and seemed poised to steal this game. Depth, however, proved to be the key difference between the two sides, as the Raiders replacement front row players and backline reserves injected significant tempo into the latter stages of this match.
Fitness and player availability for road trips should be easy enough to remedy, and the club was feeling confident as they headed into a September 21 bye week. They return to action on September 28 up on campus against SFU.