October 5, 2019
The Scribes Women continued their run of success against Langley, earning an impressive 46-5 victory on the road.
The win comes on the heels of a similar result against Richmond, and bodes well for a group building towards an exciting Spring 2020 season.
Should Scribes elect to remain in Tier 2, they will have an opportunity to chase down a third consecutive BC title. Conversely, should Scribes choose to move up to Tier 1, it would represent a proud moment in the team’s five year ascension. However, in order to move up, Scribes will need to identify and develop a deep roster of players capable of withstanding the rigors of a division 1 campaign.
Games like Saturday’s match against Langley are essential for testing that roster strength, and the combination of veterans and newcomers continue to impress.
Thé Scribes Men fell 12-10 against Langley on a last minute try.
The disappointing finish seemed an unlikely outcome for much of the match, as Scribes attacked well with ball in hand. However, a couple of injuries to the Scribes forwards combined with a determined effort by Langley during the game’s closing 20 minutes ultimately led to the late score by the home side.
Scribes will look back at a chip and chase in the 55th minute that seemed sure to produce a try prior to the ball bouncing agonizingly over the touch line. A similar letdown involved a penalty kick towards the corner in the 60th minute which failed to find touch before sailing over the whitewash and into in-goal. It’s small plays like this which Scribes will need to clean up against the Division’s top sides in order to close out games. However, the close match and bonus point demonstrate the strides the team has made since getting trounced by Langley twelve moths ago.
The Scribes men have a week off to regroup and will look to get back into the win column on October 19th.