PINE BANKS – The Mystic Old Boys were the first to take the field on Homecoming Weekend and recorded a spectacular win with gray-haired Mystics showing the younger generations that they still had the stuff. Next up were the Mystic A’s who came out strong but Boston was able to secure the win at the final whistle. The Second XV ended the season on a high note, putting the game out of reach with a try in the final minutes and giving the Mystics two wins out of three on the day.
ALBANY, NY – On a windy afternoon, the Mystic First XV recorded its fifth straight loss after being blanked by an aggressive Albany side 0-45. The Second XV was able to salvage the day with another win, putting them at 4-2 with one match left in the season.
CANTON, MA – The Boston Irish Wolfhounds got back to their winning ways at the weekend with a 34-16 win over Mystic River. The game was played in perfect Fall conditions at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, MA. The Wolfhounds jumped out to a 17-6 halftime lead, with tries by prop Chris Wheeler (2), and fullback Ian Flanagan. Flanagan in particular caused problems for the Mystic defense, using the freedom of the full back position to launch a number of long runs. One of the tries was converted by Shane Moore for the Wolfhounds. Mystic countered with two penalties by center Geordie Miliotis to round out the first half scoring.
The second half was an entertaining spectacle, as both teams upped the intensity significantly. Another try from Flanagan stretched the Wolfhounds lead. Mystics gradually worked their way back into the game, with outhalf Glynn MacKenzie crashing over from short range. The Wolfhounds regrouped and closed out the scoring with a try from replacement center Treeve Currie to leave the final score at 34-16 to the Wolfhounds.