Scoreline & Coaches Notes: 10/5 v Worcester

Coaches Notes

On a warm fall day, Boston RFC defeated Worcester 55-18 in front of a big home crowd celebrating BRFC Homecoming Weekend. The match was well contested early with Worcester on the front foot in attack, and several poorly timed penalties by Boston. Captain Billy Peisel opened scoring by punching the ball across the line after several phases in tight from a few meters out. After that, Worcester controlled much of the play early with a penalty kick and two first half tries for their efforts. A terrific individual effort by inside center, Erik Person, resulted in a try sending Boston into the half up 17-13. Fly-half Glynn MacKenzie converted the kick.

After giving up too many line breaks in the first half, the Boston defense tightened the screws and minimized the penalty count to help stabilize their structures. The offensive attack also become more cohesive and opportunistic, with better play in support, which resulted in early second half tries by scrum-half James Herrick, and outside center Venzy Alexis. With the score at 31-18, Boston started to play more loose and showed their fitness. After a brilliant offload by Timmy O’Connor 10 meters out to a storming Ed Obare, Ed dotted down the try to help Boston start to pull away. The scoresheet was rounded out with tries by Glynn MacKenzie, Ryan Hoey, and Erik Person to complete his hat trick on the day.

Boston’s Second XV continued the standard from the first match and went on to victory over Worcester’s 2nd side. Thanks to all of the Old Boys, family and friends who came out in support. Boston will have next weekend off before a big tilt the following week full of playoff implications vs the Wolfhounds at the ICC in Canton.

Try Scorers

Erik Person 3
Glynn MacKenzie 1
Capt Billy Peisel 1
James Herrick 1
Venz Alexis 1
Ed Obare 1
Ryan Hoey 1

Kicks

Glynn Mackenzie 5/9 Conversions

Men of the Match

A-Side Forward: Dave Prell
A-Side Back: Erik Person
B-Side: John Price