D3 get back on the winning path vs Village Lions
Second half barrage puts Lions D3 to the sword
In the day's curtain raiser, NYRC D3 took on the Village Lions D3 in their second meeting of the season. After tying the initial match, bragging rights were on the line on the turf of Randall's Island.
The Lions drew first blood with a converted try at the 10 minute mark, before NYRC replied 5 minutes later with a try from Will Stafford. A second strike by Stafford pushed NYRC in front, and he added the conversion this time around. A penalty brought Stafford's first half tally to 15 points, but a late try allowed the Lions to go into the half only down 15-12.
Both teams fought to a standstill for the first 20 minutes of the second half before Conor O'Neill crashed over. Ji Hoon Chang ensured the bonus point in the 75th minute with a try in the corner. Our beloved dues enforcer added the unlikeliest of conversions before he himself dotted down under the posts off an interception deep in the Lions' half. The conversion was a mere formality as NYRC completed the victory by a score of 34-12.
Tries: Stafford (2), O'Neill, Chang, Dean Ashton
Conversions: Stafford, Ashton (2)