Well done to the 1st XI Football side in this weekends Premier Grade match. They managed to draw nil all with the very strong Rangers side, a team that beat them by 9 goals in a match last season.
Further north our 1st XV were playing their second game in the new Central North Island Competition. The following is a match report from Coach Steve Simpson.
On Saturday Francis Douglas Memorial College played their second game in the new Central North Island Competition against St Paul’s Collegiate in Hamilton. St Paul’s opened the scoring with an early penalty. FDMC’s Jordan Lampe responded with two penalties. FDMC continued to apply pressure with winger Nathan Clough just denied a try in the corner and hooker Ricky Riccitelli held up over the line. Poor kicking gave St Paul’s the opportunity to counter attack and they scored a try out wide to lead 8 - 6 at half time.
In the second half FDMC applied early pressure with Jordan Lampe kicking another penalty to take the lead. Both teams created a number of scoring chances but couldn’t finish due to either good scrambling defence or a lack of accuracy. Replacement first five Eli Kneepkens kicked two further penalties for FDMC to take the final score to 15 – 8.
Tight head prop Scott Mellow had a very strong game, well supported by both locks Dylan Schuler and Ethan Perrett. Open side flanker Liam Doherty worked tirelessly making a number of key tackles. In the backs centre Taani Uhila was a constant threat along with fullback Michael Blanks.
FDMC play St Pat’s Town in the Hibernian Cup on Wednesday 30 May KO 12.00
FDMC v NPBHS Wednesday 13 June KO 2.20pm
FDMC v Wanganui Collegiate in CNI Comp on Saturday 16 June KO 12.00
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