The Cayman Storm overcame a strong and determined Queensgate Pigs Trotters team on Friday at the South Sound Ground. The game cam down to the wire when Pigs stand off Joe Margison had three penalty attempts and a drop goal attempt in the last five minutes of the game to tie the match. All ended up wide and the Storm hung on to record a 21 – 19 win. The Storm went 6 points down in the first ten minutes thanks to a drop goal from the Pigs fullback and a Margison penalty. Just moments later the Storm managed to get some ball to their backs and a fine movement was finished off in the corner for the Storm’s first try of the match. Clark converted and the Storm took the lead 7 – 6. Another spell of pressure from the Pigs resulted in two further penalties from Margison taking the Pigs to a 12 – 7 lead with just moments to go before the half time whistle. A late surge by the Storm found Tokatokavanua 5 meters out with a penalty, he tapped and went himself to score a somewhat controversial try, it was awarded however and Clark once again duly converted giving the Storm a 14 – 12 half time lead.
In the second half the Storm now with the wind at their backs kept the Pigs pinned back in their own half and eventually about half way through the second half the Storm scored from a quick line out and Clark once again converted taking the Storm further ahead at 21 – 12. The Storm were now looking for the all important bonus point for scoring four tries in the match but those ideas were pummeled as the Storm found themselves on the end of a lashing from the Pigs who set up camp in the Storm half and simply refused to be moved from their. With seven minutes left in the game the Pigs managed to get the try they had been looking for and Margison closed the gap still further with the conversion. Only dogged determination and some strong defense could keep the Pigs out, it was almost fitting that the last play of the game came from Margison’s last penalty attempt. The win moves the Storm to joint top of the AA Championship table for the fist time in their four year history and with two rounds left in the competition the heat is now really on between them and the Don Fosters Dive Iguanas.
This Friday April 27th match is at 5:15 between the Queensgate Pigs Trotters and the BPC Buccaneers.