PINE BANKS PARK, MA – The Mystics opened up Pine Banks with a 31-19 toppling of Amoskeag. Mystic dominated for most of the match with superior fitness and speed on the outside. The Mystic backline put in 5 tries including one from club captain Evin O’Driscoll, who made an impact on his return from injury. B-side also continued their winning ways with a 31-15 result. See everyone after the BYE week at Homecoming October 8 when the Mystics take on the Boston Irish Wolfhounds at Pine Banks in the 1st Annual Briar Cup.
The Mystic Old Boys kicked off a rainy day with a tight 8-5 win over their Amoskeag counterparts. Then the Mystic A side played a close fought match with Amoskeag, sealing the victory with two late game tries for a 36-15 final. The Bs had to settle for a 5-5 tie in a shortened 20 minute match.
PINE BANKS – As expected, Mystic River faced their toughest test in a very strong undefeated Amoskeag team. With a first half mired by mental errors and mistakes, the Mystics were again able to put together some better rugby in the second half. Fueled by some great individual efforts and sticking to a tactical gameplan, Mystic put the game away late with a final score of 40-17 that doesn’t reflect how close this game really was.
From “DI Clubs Around the Country”, eRugbyNews:
By Alex Goff
In New England, Mystic River is in first place after their 25-19 win over Amoskeag. Boston Irish Wolfhounds and Boston RFC are also 3-0.
”We took them on in the backs to our detriment,” said Mystic’s Scot Durkin. “We turned over the ball and they ran through us for three quick tries. In the second half we keep the ball in the forwards and we fought back with 25 points to nil.
All around this was the best win I have been associated with as coach of the Mystics. We have the ability to change plans and confidently carry out a different game plan. It shows our team is starting to mature.”