Premiership Westshore RFC Men Take Sting Out Of Visiting Hornets

Can Westshore Salvage A Season And A Bid For the Playoffs ?

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Photo by Erich Eichhorn / ISN / (www.allsportmedia.ca)

December 2, 2017   Colwood, BC (ISN) – The Westshore RFC Premier men’s side took the sting out of the visiting Nanaimo Hornets Saturday afternoon with a 43-12 victory in Colwood, BC.

December 2, 2017  Colwood, BC (ISN) - A misty line out for Westshore - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
December 2, 2017 Colwood, BC (ISN) – A misty line out for Westshore – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The dominating victory means Westshore leaves the basement of the BC Rugby Premiership, and the company of the last place Hornets to post seventeen points on the season. Combined with UVic Vikes loss this weekend to the James Bay Bays, Westshore jumped over the Vikes in the standings, placing themselves in ninth place in the standings and moving in the right direction.

December 2, 2017  Colwood, BC (ISN) - Westshore's Sitiveni Nacoko shows his speed and foot work on the wing as he outpaces the Hornet's defender - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
December 2, 2017 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Westshore’s Sitiveni Nacoko shows his speed and foot work on the wing as he outpaces the Hornet’s defender – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The Hornets would surprise Westshore early, opening the scoring only minutes into the game on a try by Steve Drozd after taking advantage of a broken tackle to put the ball down.

December 2, 2017  Colwood, BC (ISN)  - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
December 2, 2017 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

That would be the last time the Hornets would see the goal line as a combination of too many ball turnovers and a stiff Westshore defensive line would give favour to the home side as Westshore would score the next four trys by Taylor McGuire, Cory Walker, Paul Van Tiel and Sitiveni Nacoko to take a 24-7 lead into the first half in an all-team effort.

December 2, 2017  Colwood, BC (ISN) - Westshore would show the better pace all game as ball possession would favour the home side - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
December 2, 2017 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Westshore would show the better pace all game as ball possession would favour the home side – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Unable to match pace with the white and blue, the Hornets would continue to concede play in the second half and ultimately in the game as Westshore would seal the victory despite a consolation try by Nanaimo late in the game.

December 2, 2017  Colwood, BC (ISN) - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
December 2, 2017 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

With the win, Westshore lifts their record to 3-7with one game remaining in the fall half of the season, while the Hornets will look to better an 1-8 standing in the second half.

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