PEMBROKE, NH – Mystic River made the most of Amoskeag’s mistakes to walk away with a convincing 48-10 win. The boys started off slowly and let Amoskeag take advantage of the wind to play the first ten minutes of the game in Mystic territory. Amoskeag scored first with a penalty kick, before the Mystics scored off a scrum to move ahead 7-3. Amoskeag kept up the pressure with their pack and moved down the pitch to score a converted try and regain the lead. The Mystics started to find their feet, and some quick ball resulted in three tries from the Mystic back three, leaving the Mystics 24-10 ahead at half time.
The team started to play better at the start of the second half, but continued to score off reasonably loose play. The Mystics did manage to keep Amoskeag from scoring again, but started to lose concentration on attack, with a number of balls being dropped at crucial times. Nonetheless, the boys scored four more tries in the second half to give a final score of 48-10.
The B side came out looking very strong in both the pack and out wide, and managed to play more structured rugby than the A side. The team combined well as a unit, making it difficult for the coaches to pick the man of the match in their 47-5 victory. The level of play suggests that the B’s could be building towards a very strong season.