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