Female Pepsi Hornets make crucial comeback; Yamaha Caribs on top
Pepsi Hornets female team and Yamaha Caribs male team came out victorious with 26 and 43 points respectively yesterday afternoon in the National Park after playing round robin matches on the rugby field to win the first round of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Seven’s Club League.
Hornets’ female team rebounded from a hard fall from game 6 which could have been costly for them in the opening round of the League after facing a 10-7 defeat from the rivals Yamaha Caribs in the first match (game 3). Karen Skeete late entry of two tries for the Yamaha Caribs in the second half of the first game placed the Hornets girls at a major disadvantage as their account was untouched at that time. An earlier substitution of one of the players for Guyana sprint queen, Alicia Fortune would have been the right move but that late substitute cost the team the game with little time on their hands to fashion profitable passes to surpass their rivals score line. Fortune receiving the ball on the left wing from one of her teammates, stormed down the field untouched to register a try in the last minute of the game; Tricia Munroe successfully converted before the final whistle was sounded by the referee.
Retuning with vengeance in the second female match-up, the Hornets girls cataloged a 19-5 drubbing on their rivals to paint a clean picture of what they can do. Fortune along with Niketa Davis and Tasha Andrews each successfully scored one try for their team; Monroe converted 2.
Yamaha Caribs turned out to be the winners of the male segment of the League despite forfeiting game 7 to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) after being unable to field a team.
They first defeated Pepsi Hornets ‘A’ team 14-0 in game one and trashed Pepsi Hornets ‘B’ team 29-12, which mainly comprised of young players from University of Guyana in their second game.
Theodore Henry was the only player in the first game to make two tries of which both conversions were lucrative. Scoring in game 4 (second game) were Kevin Jordon, Akeem Fraser and Theodore Henry. Lawrence Adonis and Rondel McArthur scored for Hornets.
Pepsi Hornets ‘A’ team, 31 points is runner up to Yamaha Caribs, while Pepsi Hornets ‘B’ third with 27 points.
The club league continues on Saturday in the National Park from 3:00pm.