Man (Men) of the Match: Chase Harrison and Sangheeth Prakash
A big score for the 2nd XV – with huge efforts from everyone that played. However there were some standout performances by Chase Harrison – who won man of the match .. again, making huge tackles and covering the field over the 80 minute period and scoring a couple of tries as well. The other standout came from “baby Rhino” aka “Pumbaa” aka Sangheeth Prakash, whom shares the man of the match award with Chaser. Great individual effort by Sangheeth running 50 yards carrying 2-3 Oshawa defenders on his back.
The message during half time was about going forward in our attack as we drifted too laterally in the first 40 minutes. Injuries caught up to us as we had to make some changes, but our defence was quite good as we fended off the Oshawa attack. The one area we need to re-visit is our spacing and the speed of our defensive organization, as we tend to watch and then react to the contact and the breakdown apart from anticipating and working to position early for the next series.
Reid Harrison captained his first game with the 2s, with Mark Ince running the vocal narrative to organize the troops. The next few weeks will be interesting as we lose some of our players to universities as training camps begin. Good luck to all that participated in the 2nd XV this year!!! Ajax in 2 weeks time…