Week 10 of the AndroGroup Summer touch series brought a reprieve from the sudden downpours which had hampered the midweek games of week 9 and as a result 12 more games were successfully completed on the South Sound Rugby Pitch.
In the closing weeks of the regular season there is still much movement in the middle order of the tables as the teams fight for those all important playoff positions but yet again the top teams in each division are unwilling to falter.
In Division One the 5 Nations squad made it 10 out of 10 with a seven point win over UBS whilst Maples 1 hung onto to secondplace with an eight point thrashing of Digicel.
KPMG 2 suffered a tough 5-3 loss to the Kaiser Chiefs whilst Appleby were let down by a lack of numbers in a close fought game against the CML Spartans.
As always, Appleby relied on the speed and agility of Ben Hart and the dogged determination of Stuart Geddes to keep them in contention but with more subs waiting in the wings CML arose as two point victors.
Ogier managed to record their second win of the season with a 1 point win over Deloitte 1. Deloitte are yet to record anything better then a single draw but will be looking for one final big performance in week 11 to upset second place Maples1 in order to restore some pride before the regular season draws to a close.
In Division Two Walkers leapfrogged Campbells into first place after a solid 4-0 win over Deloitte 2 but Campbells, with two games in hand will be confident on regaining their place at the top of the table having first faced 11th placed Grizz’s Old Fellas and then mid table team EFG Bank.
Elsewhere in Division Two the Titan Ticklers recorded their third win of the season in a very close game against CIBC. Titan will be thanking the experience of their female players Gill Comins and Fiona Brander who were both able to record tries for their team.
Rawlinson & Hunter managed a shock draw against the more fancied Maples 2 team. Rawlinson were indeed unfortunate not to win the encounter with many tries squandered just in front of the try line.
The biggest result of the week was between the bottom seeded CIBC and Grizz’s Old Fellas. CIBC were fancied to take home their first win of the season mostly because Grizz’s Old Fellas are notoriously apathetic to their team’s results.
It was therefore a great surprise to the spectators to see such a hard fought battle with Mark Robson’s and Andrew Ibeh’s brace of tries each cancelling out Rudolf Weder’s stellar hat trick for CIBC.