Beantown’s first match of the season was a fiercely fought game against long-time cross-town rivals Boston. The game opened with back-and-forth tries – Beantown took an early lead with an unconverted try, then Boston answered with their own try, converting for a slim 2 point lead. But Beantown came back with another two tries and a conversion in the first half, to go into halftime with a 10 point lead.
In the second half, Boston brought in two more tries to bring them into the lead: first, a breakaway from their half of the field brought them into the try zone, bringing the sore up to 17-14. Then, more than 30 minutes into the half, Boston turned over the ball in a Beantown scrum, leading to a try off an eightman pick – and putting Boston ahead at 17-21.
Finally, with just a few minutes left in the half, and Boston backed up against their try line, a Boston penalty for playing the ball on the ground put Beantown in good position for a score – a position capitalized on by captain Jones, who put the ball over the line for a try and finished it up with a conversion, to bring Beantown ahead to what would be the final score of 24-21.
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Halftime score: 17-7
Final score against Boston: 24-21 (Beantown Victory)
Beantown tries: Secret, Jones; Conversions: Jones [other scorers not recorded]
Beantown and Boston then squared off for a B-side match, which Boston won 19-7. Beantown’s B-side try was scored by Hannah.