Amid the dreadful rain storm on Saturday the Kickers Women’s team took on the visiting Burnaby Lake Buffalos at Cumberland’s Village Park and miraculously no one drowned as the two teams fought to a 12-12 draw.
Kicker scrum-half Laura Locklin scored a try early in the match which she converted giving the home side a 7-0 lead. Deb Capps replied for Burnaby to make it 7-5 and later Capps gave the visitors the lead when she touched down again.This time Michele Young converted to nose the Buffalos ahead 12-7. Late in the game Morgan VanKarrobroeck scored for the locals to tie the match after the conversion attempt went wide. 12-12 Final.
“It was a really good game despite the weather,” said Kicker’s Coach Steve Russell. “Our handling seemed to be better than theirs and we managed to spin the ball quite well in the backs. So all in all a good day of rugby.”
“It’s the most fun I’ve had since I was a girl playing in mud puddles,” said prop Ona Thorington with a huge smile on her face.
Kickers player Lindsay Mallette won Woman of the Match honours for a superb all-round game.