Westshore Premier Men Celebrate 50th Year With Win Over Vancouver Rowing Club

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October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

October 20, 2018   Colwood, BC (ISN) – The Westshore RFC Men’s Premier side had a doubly good reason on and off the field to celebrate Saturday afternoon at JDF as they would defeat the Vancouver Rowing Club 25-18 on the anniversary of the club’s fiftieth year of rugby in Victoria.

October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) - Vancouver would see some stiffer defense from Westshore in the second half, unable to find the try line - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Vancouver would see some stiffer defense from Westshore in the second half, unable to find the try line – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Matched up against Vancouver Rowing Club, holding fifth place in the standings going in to play this weekend, a win looked to be a daunting task for Westshore against the Rowing Club. Westshore, looking to rebound after letting victory slip through their hands last weekend against James Bay, looked to improve their eight place standing in league play so far this season with a victory.

October 20, 2018  Colwood, BC (ISN) - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

After the Rowers would take early advantage on a penalty kick to open the scoring, both sides would spar evenly the rest of the first half with the early penalty kick marking the difference with Vancouver up 15-12.

October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The second half would belong to Westshore, scoring two trys by Spencer Jones and Josh Wilson. Spencer Jones would also add scoring off the boot with two penalty kicks, his last coming from near midfield to seal an important win for the Valhallians of Colwood.

October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) - Westshore's Spencer Jones enjoys some open pitch to advance the ballErich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Westshore’s Spencer Jones enjoys some open pitch to advance the ballErich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Westshore would do well to keep the pressure on the Rowing Club most of the second half, keeping them away from the try line. The Rowers would benefit with a late game, Westshore yellow card to kick through the uprights their only points of the second half as time would expire, giving the home side the nod with the match victory.

October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) - Westshore's Taylor McGuire hold off a Rower tackler - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Westshore’s Taylor McGuire hold off a Rower tackler – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The Westshore RFC Premier Men’s win rounds out a successful 50th Anniversary day, as the Westshore Women and the Men’s Premier Reserve sides would also win their earlier matches to make it a bright day for Westshore RFC celebrations.

October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) - Player fan appreciation after post game win and anniversary celebrations - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 20, 2018 Colwood, BC (ISN) – Player fan appreciation after post game win and anniversary celebrations – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Westshore Mens Prems will now enjoy a two-week rest before travelling up island to take on Nanaimo on November 10th.

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