Match Report – Canterbury 5ths vs Lordswood
CANTERBURY 5ths 10 LORDSWOOD 10
The Zingari welcomed Lordswood to the Marine Travel Ground in this pre-league friendly. Both sides were desperate to play their first game in eighteen months, this was obvious in the opening exchanges with both sides making mistakes before the games settled into a pattern.
Lordswood having a slight advantage in the pack while the Canterbury backs looked the more dangerous on the outside. This proved to be the case when Canterbury scored first with a try out wide, but not to be outdone Lordswood leveled the score with a try of their own before halftime. The second half was much the same except both sides now looked more fluent producing some excellent rugby with the same results as the first half, with the city side taking advantage of an overlap to go back in front.
The two teams looked well matched, but Lordswood managed to use their pack to drive over to equalise for an honourable final result.