After seven long years without a win over Boston, the Mystics made an emphatic statement on Saturday with a 58-13 walloping of their long-time rivals. It was especially sweet on the heels of the Mystics’ 63-0 drubbing of the Wolfhounds the previous weekend, as the Mystics have clearly indicated that they are very much in the hunt for national recognition this year.
The match started off scrappily, but the Mystics put Boston under pressure and opened the scoring with a try from Chris Frazier after Boston didn’t make touch off a kick behind their goal line. The Mystics stretched their lead to 14-0 off a try from Jon Kokinda off a 5 meter lineout, and a second conversion from Alatasi Tupou. Boston and the Mystics then traded a penalty apiece to move to 17-3 before Steve Dazzo scored to extend the lead to 22-3. Just before the half, Evin O’Driscoll was handed a yellow card for a high tackle, and Boston kicked a second penalty, leaving the half time score at 22-6.
The Mystics remained strong through the remainder of O’Driscoll’s yellow, and scored the first points of the second half through a try from Jared Collinson that was converted by Tupou, leaving the Mystics 29-6 ahead. The floodgates then opened for the Mystics, as they then scored five tries to take the score to 58-6. Chris Frazier scored another two tries to complete his hat-trick, and Luke Schlotman, Michael Hunnewell and Diego Maquieira all dotted down once apiece. Boston finally scored their first try with a minute or two left to play, bringing them up to the final score of 58-13.
The points scorers for the Mystics were as follows:
Tries: Collinson, Dazzo, Frazier (3), Hunnewell, Kokinda, Maquieira, Schlotman
Conversions: Tupou (5)