LPRFC D4 39 Chicago Riot 10
A convincing win for the Flying Forties as they take their league record to 2-0. Park were comfortable in all phases as backs and forwards combined for 6 tries.
It took only two minutes for Park to get on the scoreboard when Olander broke through from his fly-half position. Sampey converted and his accuracy from the tee this season is helping Park add to their points and apply pressure to opposing teams.
Despite an inexperienced second row – Patat moving up from the backrow and David a more welcome move back from the coalface – Park’s scrum was solid and gave Jewell from No. 8 and Thomas at 9 a solid platform from which to launch attacks.
Brown, making his first full start, was a busy and energetic addition to the backrow and there is more promise to come.
Park did receive a temporary setback in the twelth minute when the Riot pulled back a try, a rare letdown in Park’s defence.
Jewell scored Park’s second try finishing a great team move with a pass from Carroll and a long run from Sampey added to the score in the 30th minute.
Early in the second half, the Riot once again gave Park cause for concern but following this early try, Park took control of the game.
Rosenfeld put Callovini clear to touchdown and Jewell added his second.
A diving tackle from Short close to Park’s line did prevent a Riot foray turning into points but a try, conversion and penalty from Sampey closed out the game.
Team: Short, Nicholas (Rowley), Sowa, David, Patat (Panzica), Lyons, Brown, Jewell (Manyara), Thomas (Kishore), Olander, Rosenfeld, Barnett (Huschen / Kravchuk), Carroll (Brady), Callovini (Herrera), Sampey
Try: Jewell 2, Sampey 2, Olander 1, Callovini 1
Con: Sampey 3
Pen: Sampey 1