Scribes vaulted themselves to the top of the tables on the final day of the regular season thanks to an impressive come from behind win over league leaders United RC.
While United came into this match as the favorite, and looked the part with three tries in the opening thirty minutes, Scribes kept within striking distance thanks to tries from scrum-half Didi Dufresne and winger Emer Casey.
In the second frame, Scribes notched hard-earned tries thanks to superb efforts from Sonia Kung, Cat Power and Jen Ding. The team was also brilliant in defense, holding off United’s late push in the closing minutes.
The match wrapped up a hugely successful Fall campaign for the Scribes Women, who finished with 33 points through eight games, including 6W-1L-1D. The team will return to the field in the Spring of 2019 as they prepare to defend their 2018 BC Women’s Division 2 title.
Scribes earned an important win over United on Saturday to move into 7th place in the standings.
While United opened the scoring, Scribes hit back thanks to a well struck penalty kick by David Delachoux, followed by a brilliant run down the wing that saw Paddy O’Flaherty put Scribes into the lead. They would remain in front for the duration of the match.
Scribes stretched their lead to 17-12, with captain Brian O’Regan taking a hit to make a play, as he was able to get a quick pass out wide to Delachoux. The Scribes flyhalf made no mistake as he stretched out to find the corner of the in-goal area.
With Scribes still leading by five points in the game’s closing minutes, Delachoux guided another penalty kick over the bar to bump the score to 20-12 in favor of Scribes, which is how this one ended.
The victory was the team’s second in a row and should give them confidence heading into a home fixture against SFU this weekend. Both teams sit at 3W – 4L, so Scribes will want to secure the victory and be the ones sitting in a playoff position as we head into the winter break.
Scribes completed Saturday’s sweep over United by winning the Men’s & Women’s combined boat race.
A big thank you from Scribes RFC
Scribes RFC would like to thank United for a wonderful day of rugby. These were well fought, close matches that easily could have gone either way, and they made for a very enjoyable day for all involved. We’d also like to thank Marcus Treacy who missed a chance to sit in a pub and watch the Ireland-All Blacks game and instead officiated both the Men’s and Women’s matches as a last-minute replacement referee.