CORE Team Teambook
Crows Men Hammer Richmond, Secure First Place
Date: April 13, 2015
Under clear skies the Crows took the pitch at Parkinson on a quest to clinch first place overall. Their closest competitors, Caps A, could only sit and wait, as they had a bye in this rugby weekend.
The game kicked off with a strong wind behind the Crows, and it did have an effect on the game. Right the kickoff, penalties interfered with the Crows domination but at the 9th minute Daniel Blasco-Morris bullied his way from 15 metres out for the opening score. The convert was good by Barak Paul, giving Kelowna an early 7 - 0 lead.
Ricky Schouten added the second score off the restart with a 70 metre ramble under the posts, Paul converted for a 14-0 lead.
Penalties and poor passes continued to crop up and stop the Crows potent attack, however Daniel Blasco-Morris added his second try to take a 19-0 lead at the 24th minute. The Crows relentless attack resulted in scores from Jared Curry in the 26th minute, Ryan Nixon his first of two tries, and the final score of the half by winger Marken Katinic. Paul's convert gave the Crows a dominating 38-0 half time lead.
In the second half the wind had a negative effect on the Crows and allowed Richmond to pound the ball deep in defence. At the 6th minute, Richmond spun the ball wide and went in for a try with conversion broke the shutout.
Nixon scored his second major and Paul converted for a 45-7 lead. Shortly after, Richmond abandoned the game with 24 minutes remaining, due to having only 13 players left on the pitch.
LADY CROWS again travelled to Vancouver for their 6th straight road game. Krystal Carpenter reported the Lady Crows crushed the Scribes 106-0 with every Lady Crow scoring at least one try each.