WEEK #7 RECEAP:
Scribes came into this match with confidence, but mindful of their 42-17 lashing at the hands of the Kamloops Raiders back in week one. The rematch in Vancouver would prove to be a much closer contest.
The visitors started the proceedings with vigor, building multiple phases with their first possession to claim a try in the game’s opening five minutes.
Kamloops subsequently threatened again moments later, but the Scribes held firm on defense, earned the turnover, and were able to string some phases of their own together. They were ultimately rewarded with a series of penalties, and closed the gap to 7-6 as half-time approached.
Scribes pushed hard inside the opposition 22, but despite multiple crashing runs by the forwards, the Raiders defended valiantly. Moments after securing possession in the line-out, one of the Kamloops centres found a gap in the tackle line and busted up field for an long range try. That play would be a vital difference maker in the game, as the visitors took at 14-6 lead into the half-time break.
Scribes looked better organized with ball in hand in the second half, earning the majority of the penalty calls, but the Raiders held a firm advantage in the set pieces and were dominant in the scrums, negating several Scribes put-ins and generally making life miserable for the Scribes forward pack.
The match got a bit chippy in the second half, with one of the Raiders being sent off to the bin for a high tackle. Scribes were able to send a penalty over the uprights to narrow the scoreline at 17-9, but were unable to get any closer.
Scribes next face Rowers on November 4th at Gordon Park.
The Scribes Women had a bye this week. Their next match is also against Rowers on November 4th at Gordon Park.