Mystic Gulls Struggle Against Boston

The Mystics took on Boston in the heat of the day, but gave up too many points early in the game to salvage any league points from the fixture.

The first half saw the game move all over the field, but Boston managed to put together much more structured phases in the red zone to score two unconverted tries in the corner. Boston took that slender lead into half time, despite the Mystics getting deep into Boston territory on multiple occasions.

Early in the second half, the Mystics bobbled a pass in their own 22, and Boston pounced on the loose ball to canter in for an easy try to extend their lead to 17-0. Boston added a further unconverted try to take a 22-0 lead, which galvanised the Mystics. In spite of the sapping heat, the Mystics started to build more phases as the game wore on, and managed to score two tries before the clock ran out.

Moving forward, the Mystics really need to work on their ball retention on attack, as well as maintaining their structure for more phases. The closing phases were promising, but the damage had been done earlier in the match. The Mystics will really need to build on this performance for their first away match against White Plains next weekend.