This past weekend, the Kickers travelled to Victoria to face off against the Castaway Wanderers (CW) at Windsor Park.
It was a very fast paced and hard-hitting game. The Kickers utilized quick ball handling to take advantage of a faster and more experienced backline. The forward pack was strong and out muscled the opposing side. The Kickers had possession for most of the game, which allowed for numerous attacking phases and forced CW to always be on their back foot.
Inside Centre Natalie Nguyen registered a hattrick of tries. Outside Centre Brenna Collicutt, Fullback Daris Tender and Flanker Danelle Campbell added a try each with Flyhalf Paula Simpson successfully kicking four converts. The final score was 38-0. The Kickers now have a 2-1 record for the season.
“We continued where we left off last game with our teamwork. Offensively, we made use of our opportunities to score and defensively, we neutralized the opposition by putting constant pressure and covering very well,” said Kickers Coach JP Lussier.
“If we keep playing with that intensity, we could upset the League’s top teams that we have to play in the upcoming weeks.”
On Saturday, February 29, the Kickers Women will host the Nanaimo Hornets at Cumberland Village Park for an anticipated rematch against their Island rivals. The Kickers Men’s team will be travelling to Victoria to play against James Bay Athletic Association after having a bye this week.
The Comox Valley Kickers are still recruiting players for the season. No experience needed. For more information, please visit comoxvalleyrugby.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.