SRFC downs Frisco
Shreveport RFC uses it’s physical dominance to down previous undefeated Frisco 36-19 Saturday. SRFC came out firing on all cylinders with Hal Struckman scoring 5 minutes into the match. The rest of the half was a defensive struggle holding the line to keep Frisco from breaking through. Defending our goal for many attacks until Kelly Irvin picked a dirty ball from a great counter ruck for Alex Aroli and Ra Lawrence one chip kick and a great bounce and Craig Storer was down the sidelines for a centered try. That sudden score must of deflated the visitors because the following kick off had 2 crash balls then a quick offload to Bear who dummied the center and went untouched into try zone to end the half 19-0.
Entering the second half SRFC thought the wind would favor there attacking style but was put under pressure quickly with Frisco scoring 2 ties in the first 12 minutes in the half to make it a 7 point affair. Frisco was on the attack again when Wombat stole another ball that squirted from the breakdown. This was a reoccurring theme as he had 9 poached balls from great rucking of the SRFC forwards. this led to a pop to Big Pat who rumbled to 20 meters we strung a couple of more phased until a pop to a hard crashing Hal, running over anyone in his way, led to his second try of the match. League leading try scorer Anthony Gregory would not be denied taking a stolen line out from Alex A and a great team maul for 15 meters before Cakes slipped through a crevice leaving 2 would be tacklers grasping at air as he scored his 11th try of the season. Craig finished the scoring for SRFC by out running everybody to a grubber to dot down the final points of the match.
Great match overall the pack controlled the restarts while the back-line had an almost perfect match with little to no turnovers. I think both teams played a hard fought match that could of went either way the physicality of Shreveport i believe was the difference in the match. If Frisco was able to move the ball wide quicker the score line might of looked different. Here is the KTBS news report…