The week’s torrential rain made for tricky conditions for the U20 Vikings in their 2nd round fixture against Primrose, played at Rosmead Avenue. Final score 11 – 21 to Primrose.
Despite an all round dominant display the young guns of VFC were unable to turn their on field edge into points. A spritely start saw the boys go ahead with a Bradley Eekhout penalty. This score was shortly followed by an effortless Adrian Padua try.
Leading 8-0 and looking good value to add to the tally the boys were unfortunate to concede a breakaway try which seemed to knock the wind out of their sails. At this stage the “gamesmanship” by the opposition began to distract VFC from the task at hand.
Playing with a stiff second half breeze some poor option taking allowed the home team to get up a head of steam. After leaking a try from a defensive scrum, Villager upped the tempo and began to take control once again. Three points adrift with not long to go, the boys camped on the opposition line, however one or two missed passes prevented Villager from taking a deserved lead, it was one of these errant passes that lead to the home side once again scoring a breakaway try.
Hard work lays ahead for the coaches as they look to end the season with three attainable victories.
Try: Adrian Padua, Pens: Bradley Eekhout (2)