Written by Alex Goff    Sunday, 02 October 2011 15:35    PDF Print Write e-mail
Upset Leaves NY in First
Clubs - Men's DI Clubs

New York is alone on top of the MetNY DI men’s club league after Monmouth was shocked by White Plains 22-17 Saturday.

Led by a Man of the Match performance by flanker Patrick Holman, New York defeated Morris 17-0 to move to 3-0. No. 8 Trevor Cassidy, prop John O'Brien, and wing Maurice Diong all scored for NYRC, and flyhalf Badger Denehy added one conversion. New York tried to get the fourth try for the bonus point but Morris defended doggedly and held them off.

Meanwhile, White Plains beat a previously undefeated Monmouth club that was favored.

“I don't know how we lost it,” said Monmouth Head Coach pat Moroney. “We dad all the possession and territory for the first 15 and did not score.”

Monmouth was a little anxious and snatched at passes, Moroney said, and while the pack was strong in the scrum, White Plains handled it well enough to still get the ball out to their backs.

“Our focus was poor after the break and we let in a couple of soft tries, including one where we let their full back run a 22 dropout back down the touchline,” added Moroney. “Following that try we struggled to play at the tempo required and unlike last week we were conceding the contact area to the opposition. It was not until the last 15 that we really found a rhythm and stretched White Plains.”

Penalties hit both teams and White Plains got two yellow cards, and then a red, and finished the game off with only 12 players on the park at the end of the game.

New York now leads the league with a 3-0 record, but they are only a point ahead of Monmouth as the New Yorkers have not recorded a bonus point yet, and Monmouth has three. White Plains improved to 2-1, with Old Blue, who won’t advance to the playoffs, at 2-0.

Four weeks remain in the league schedule, and October 15’s clash between Monmouth and New York is looking like the game of the fall in MetNY


Men Met NY DI Clubs

W

L

T

Pf

Pa

Pd

BT

BL

Pts

New York

3

0

0

48

15

33

0

0

12

Monmouth

2

1

0

87

51

36

2

1

11

White Plains

2

1

0

64

37

27

1

1

10

Old Blue

2

0

0

64

31

33

2

0

10

Long Island

0

3

0

48

89

-41

0

0

0

Village Lions

0

2

0

19

61

-42

0

0

0

Morris

0

2

0

5

51

-46

0

0

0


 

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