In a pulsating match against Trident, KPMG2 ran out worthy winners, 4-1, in the latest round of touch rugby action at the South Sound club. The game fizzed with energy and verve and it was Jean-Luc who opened the scoring with a burst of blistering speed, down the right wing, to outpace the retreating defense. It was his second try in only his second game of touch.
This was quickly followed on by a snappy double from the Miguel Lopez. He largely fashioned these scores himself with his customary meanderings through a defense full of holes. At 3-nil down at half-time, Trident looked beaten, but their manager/coach Brad Stephenson stepped forward.
He rallied his troops, and the second half was a different story. The gaps were tightened and with excellent defense from Jenna Mungall, Lauren Sonnen and Rosie Forbes, coupled with the attacking exploits of Kirk Lamwright and Simon Watson, Trident started to force the game and came close on several occasions with just an errant final pass letting them down.
Ian Robertson of KPMG2 then managed to sneak through the tiniest of gaps to make it 4-0. KPMG2 were often orchestrated on the pitch by Ben Blair in attack.
Trident did not give up. Having worked several moves down their right wing they eventually managed to score through their newly recruited winger and try-scoring machine Kelly Haaksma. This was her second try in three games and she provided genuine width to the Trident attacks and was rewarded with her score in the dying minutes.
KPMG2 advanced up the table, but Trident can take heart from their second half performance as the season draws toward the final stages.
Matches continue this week in South Sound.