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Sat 3 Nov 16:30 - Cup Full time

McSorleys Match Report - Kerry Cup Round 1 vs HKFC

Sandy Bay hang on for hard fought win against HKFC in Game 1 of Kerry Cup

By Jacob Rumball

Coming off the back of their first regular season win a week prior and hungry to add another to the tally, the boys from Sandy Bay, colloquially known as the ‘Tugboats’, were buzzing with excitement as they hit the field.

With Hong Kong’s best (including 6 players from Sandy Bay) away in France vying for a last chance shot at the 2019 World Cup of Rugby it was left to the club men of the bay, bolstered by several call-ups from the much feared ‘Prem A Vikings’, to battle it out against a barely depleted HKFC.

The first half saw Sandy Bay control much of the possession but squander numerous scoring opportunities. Despite strong running from journeyman winger Marno Meyer and crushing turnover tackles from Jonathan ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’ Cimmerbeck, the first half closed with Sandy Bay up only 6 to 0; full credit is due to Jack Metters for netting the two conversions with his excellent long-range kicking.

The second act opened with another penalty kick from Metters, putting Sandy Bay up 9 to 0. The strong start was spoiled by a slew of turnovers and penalties which allowed HKFC to push into an attacking position and strike across the line with an easy try and conversion underneath the posts. The pressure did not let off there however; a yellow card from the referee’s pocket saw Zach ‘Sweet & Sour’ Cinnamon sent off to ponder his on-field transgressions.

Coach Brett Wilkinson, seeing his troops tiring, took this opportunity to bring on fresh legs and get the engine back up and running, which it very quickly did. Gareth Kallel delivered a tail ended return on investment with an explosive 60-yard dash down the sideline, putting Angus Cameron away to bring the score to 16-7 for Sandy Bay. Minutes later, another Shooter McGavin-esque penalty from Metters upped the lead to 19-12.

Sandy Bay made the final minutes difficult for themselves, compounding error after error, culminating in the mother of all turnovers by otherwise clinical Matt ‘HKFC’s Man of the Match’ Lamming, which brought HKFC to Sandy Bay’s goal line. A tying scoring looking inevitable, however Sandy Bay once again showed their mettle, battling it out for five minutes, stopping runners, scrums, and lineouts, and finally, holding the ball up over the try line to end the game with a win for the good guys.

Jacob Rumball Esq.

Key moments

7:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
14:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
58:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
65:00
Try Try for HKFC
65:00
Conversion Conversion for HKFC
68:00
Try Angus Cameron scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
69:00
Conversion Jack Metters kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
72:00
Try Try for HKFC
74:00
Penalty Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC

Highlights

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76:00 Yellow Card
Fai Mika is yellow carded for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
74:00 Penalty 19 - 12
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
72:00 Try 16 - 12
Try for HKFC
72:00 Yellow Card
Zac Cinnamond is yellow carded for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
69:00 Conversion 16 - 7
Jack Metters kicks a conversion for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
68:00 Try 14 - 7
Angus Cameron scores for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
65:00 Try 9 - 5
Try for HKFC
65:00 Conversion 9 - 7
Conversion for HKFC
58:00 Penalty 9 - 0
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
End of period 1
14:00 Penalty 6 - 0
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
7:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Jack Metters kicks a penalty for HKU Sandy Bay RFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • HKU Sandy Bay RFC
  • HKFC
  • 0
  • Jack Metters Penalty 7:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 14:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 58:00'
  • Try 65:00'
  • Conversion 65:00'
  • Angus Cameron Try 68:00'
  • Jack Metters Conversion 69:00'
  • Zac Cinnamond Yellow Card 72:00'
  • Try 72:00'
  • Jack Metters Penalty 74:00'
  • Fai Mika Yellow Card 76:00'

Team selection

Cameron, Angus Cameron, Angus
Meyer, Marno Meyer, Marno
cimmerbeck, jonathan cimmerbeck, jonathan
Currie, Gair Currie, Gair
Black, Stuart Black, Stuart
Cumming, Nik Cumming, Nik
Metters, Jack Metters, Jack
Bailey, Moses Bailey, Moses
Lamming, Matthew Lamming, Matthew
Vueti, Veretariki (Web) Vueti, Veretariki (Web)
Prior, Mark Prior, Mark
Babe, Lawrence Babe, Lawrence
Cinnamond, Zac Cinnamond, Zac
Tam, Callum Tam, Callum
Hyde, Ash Hyde, Ash
HKU Sandy Bay RFC

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