The first game of round three in the Alex Alexander Memorial Cup featured Fidelity Cayman Storm beating Advance Fire & Plumbing Buccaneers by 23 points at the rugby pitch in South Sound. In the first half, the Buccaneers got the upper hand against the Storm with set pieces, but as the game progressed, they squandered several opportunities.

The Storm stayed composed, though, and stuck with their defensive cover. On the offensive side, Storm’s Gearoid Magner, Martin Pacaud, Hugh McBride and Tyron Jackson all got tries during the game, contributing to the end score of 33-10.

The second and final game of the day came down to the wire, with the Queensgate Pigs Trotters beating the John Doak Architecture & Tradeview Markets Iguanas with a try and a drop goal. In the first half, the Pigs Trotters held the lead after scoring several tries. However, they got their house blown down after the Iguanas came back strong to go ahead 30-13 during the second half. But those 30 points would be all the Iguanas would get for the game as the Pigs Trotters dominated the rest of the match with Jaron Maynard, Kevin Marion, Paul Westin and Matthew Westin all contributing tries to earn their team a hard-fought 35-30 victory.

“We came off a long Christmas and New Year holiday layoff, but this was a great first run,” said Pigs Trotters’ Shane Westin. “The iguanas had a game last week, so I think they were a little bit more prepared, but we got off to a good start in the first quarter. They came back in the second quarter and then it was kind of a free-for-all in the second half; the team just scored tries. They made a really good push back at the end, but I’m proud of our boys because we dug deep to get the win.”

The Alex Alexander Memorial Cup tournament will resume on 1 Feb.