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From the Saracen Press

Green, White and Black Split Midweek Matches

Posted on 2001-06-07 by Agustin Louro

The thirds and firsts were both in action last night at a rainsoaked C.R.U. park. The firsts lined up against the Irish, while the thirds saw the Hornets for the second time in the season.

The firsts were in tough against the C.C.I.A.C.; after converted scores by each team in the early goings of the first half, the Saracens were plagued by handling errors at the ends of sequences of play and were down 24-12 at full time. The Saries forwards did more than hold their ground on Wedenesday; on more than one occasion they turned over scrums and were very strong in breakdowns. According to flyhalf Todd Benson, our backline played an unscripted match and suffered from handling errors in being too altruistic with the ball. The firsts are looking to improve on a nerve-racking 5-5 draw with the Canucks on Saturday.

The Saracen third XV faced a Hornet team seeking revenge for a 33-5 defeat earlier in the season. Fortunately, our thirds were too strong on the day for the depleted Hornet squad, as almost every back scored a try. Man of the Match Andy Zandviiet and centre partner Craig Dansereau were crucial on defense and repeatedly linked very effectively with the outside backs. An honourable mention goes to Kevin “The Dude” Ewankow for scoring his first senior men's try and for starting a textbook sequence of draw-and-pass which spanned the entire field and saw the ball pass through the hands of every back and a couple of forwards for good measure, ending up with a try in the corner. Next Wednesday, the thirds take a crack at the Irish at 6:30pm at the C.R.U..