LPRFC D2 17 Green Bay 29
In a battle of previously undefeated teams, Park went down to a strong Green Bay squad. The first half of this match was a to and fro affair but Green Bay pulled away from a resolute Park in the second period.
It was a stalemate in the opening quarter though Park had the majority of possession but were unable to make a breakthrough. They were able to exert scrum dominance with more than one that folded the Green Pack back over itself but penalties were not forthcoming.
It was Green Bay who took the lead in the 17th minute with a break from their winger before an unchallenged lineout allowed Jahner to level the scores. Green Bay backed off to prevent a Park catch and drive but were caught out when Jahner took full advantage of the space opening up to run through alone.
Green Bay restored their lead when their left winger cut back inside as they overloaded Park’s defence.
Five minutes before halftime, Park once again tied up the game as Husselbee saw space behind Green Bay’s defence and chased down his own kick to touch down for a try.
The second half began in much the same way as had the first. Neither team was able to gain a significant advantage with both defences having the upperhand. The game was broken open between the 53rd and 55th minutes when two Green Bay tries pushed them out to a 10 point advantage.
A third Green Bay try pushed their lead even further before a Park try in the dying moments from Carso gave them a small chance of a bonus point but Green Bay closed out the game.
Team: Melody, Laux, Kirby, Driscoll (Carey), Leyman (McDonald), Griffin (Mulholand), Debacker, Jahner, Aiello (Nolan), Carso, Caccappolo (Daley / Hoedeman), Husselbee (Scully), Thomas, Finnegan, Walsh
Try: Jahner 1, Husselbee 1, Carso 1
Con: Jahner 1