New York, NY - Led by the 22 points of flyhalf Ashley Moeke, Old Blue crushed the visiting Boston Rugby Club by a score of 37-5 Saturday in Super League play.
Old Blue flanker Derek Lipscomb added to the carnage, touching down two tries.
Boston’s only points came on a try five minutes from the final whistle by reserve No. 8 Brian Regal.
Moeke opened the scoring with a penalty goal in the fourth minute and then extended Old Blue’s lead to 10-0 when he converted a push-over try scored by flanker Lipscomb in the 14th.
Old Blue increased its lead to 17-0 when scrumhalf Jorge Pizzaro touched down at the conclusion of a second-phase movement from 10 yards out and Moeke converted.
While Boston misfired on a makeable penalty attempt in the 30th minute, Old Blue’s Moeke was on target with his second penalty goal in the 36th, 20-0.
With the half’s final seconds ticking away, Moeke came up short on a 50 meter penalty attempt.
Moeke was again off target with a penalty attempt three minutes after the restart, but atoned in the seventh minute when he ran in a try following a Boston infraction 10 meters from its own line. Moeke converted his try (27-0) and then increased Old Blue’s lead to 30-0 when he connected on a 40 meter penalty goal in the 25th minute.
Old Blue’s final points came in the 31st minute when flanker Derek Lipscomb crashed over for a try from 3 yards out, following multiple assaults on Boston’s line. Moeke’s conversion increased Old Blue’s lead to 37-0.
Boston achieved a small measure of redemption in the 35th minute when reserve #8 Brian Regal scored following a scrum five meters from Old Blue’s line.
Old Blue 37
Tries: Lipscomb 2, Pizarro, Moeke
Convs: Moeke 4
Pens: Moeke 3
Referee: Tom Lyons
Old Blue Boston
Josh Williams 1 Craig MacKenzie
Mark Griffin 2 Andy MacLean
William Brazier 3 Anthony Purpur
Bryan Smith 4 Norris Goldberg
Patrick Bradley 5 David Prell
Derek Lipscomb 6 Will Haydock
Harry Clouston 7 Colin Watters
Marty Veale 8 Brennan Moore
Jorge Pizzaro 9 Sean Tracey
Ashley Moeke 10 Glynn Mackenzie
Fitzjames Adams 11 Terry Quick
Dan Freed-Pastor 12 Duran Vota
Dominic Wareing 13 Derek Wovumba
Peter Jordan 14 Kyle Marshall
Steve Strydom 15 Blake Creighton
Paul Unsworth 16 Ed Obare
James Murray 17 Jamie Hugh
William Looker 18 Tyler Williams
Abe Cohen 19 Brendan Ridge
Charlie Rizzo 20 Brian Regal
Elliot Rechtin 21 Justin Goonan
Ryan Sullivan 22 Dan Christie
23 Devon Benedict