Bays Rugby Prems Defeat Westshore RFC With Second Half “Try”-fecta

James Bay Men's Premier Side Improves To .500

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October 13, 2018 Victoria, BC (ISN) - James Bay would have trouble with the Westshore defensive game in the first half - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

October 13, 2018   Victoria, BC (ISN) – It took almost sixty minutes of play, but the James Bay Men’s Premier side would spot Westshore RFC 10 points before mounting a three try comeback to beat the Colwood team 21-15 at MacDonald Park in James Bay Saturday afternoon.

James Bay Rugby Westshore RFC Erich Eichhorn

Westshore would control possession and field position most of the first half, able to break down the Bays defense as Taylor McGuire would put the ball down for his Westshore team early. McGuire would continue to impress all game for his side, both defensively with his strongly tackling, and his offensive advancement of the ball to try to keep the Bays back on their heals.

October 13, 2018  Victoria, BC (ISN) - Westshore's Taylor McGuire would open the scoring for his side in the first half of play - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 13, 2018 Victoria, BC (ISN) – Westshore’s Taylor McGuire would open the scoring for his side in the first half of play – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Perhaps a sign of a rocky start to their game, James Bay’s only chance to put points on the board, a penalty kick, would go wide off the normally dependable boot of Connor Braid to remain scoreless.

Westshore would add their own penalty kick to take a 10-0 lead into halftime.

October 13, 2018  Victoria, BC (ISN) - Half time James Bay, drawing a map to tier first win - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 13, 2018 Victoria, BC (ISN) – Half time James Bay, drawing a map to tier first win – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

James Bay would tale advantage of improved field position on Westshore turnovers, defensive breakdowns, and the toe of Connor Braid. Braid would be instrumental on helping give his team a much shorter field to play in the second half.

October 13, 2018  Victoria, BC (ISN) - James Bay's Connor Braid would help his team's field position in the second half with a strong foot - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 13, 2018 Victoria, BC (ISN) – James Bay’s Connor Braid would help his team’s field position in the second half with a strong foot – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

James Bay would be the benefactor of three unanswered trys in the second frame, the last by Aaron Evision with approximately six minutes remaining in the game. James Bay’s Tiegen White would start the James Bay comeback, and Jake Thiel would steal away with this team’s second try on an overthrown Westshore lineout to put his team ahead.

October 13, 2018  Victoria, BC (ISN) - Lineout James Bay  - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 13, 2018 Victoria, BC (ISN) – Lineout James Bay – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Westshore would answer late with four minutes remaining in as Paul-Henri van Theil would help his team come near 21-15, but James Bay would manage the ball to run out time and take their first victory of the season.

October 13, 2018  Victoria, BC (ISN)  - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 13, 2018 Victoria, BC (ISN) – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

James Bay improves to 1-1, while Westshore, despite a strong showing, are still looking for their first win, falling to 0-2.

 

 

 

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