u-mee Super IV League (Round 7):
The u-mee Super IV League kicked off, after a longer than normal winter break, with a couple of entertaining games.
The first was a closely fought contest, with the InLine Framing Sharks edging the Ibex Buccaneers by two tries, from Scott Kay and Matt Jones, with one converted, against a solitary score from Colm O’Sullivan, which was just enough to give the Buccs a consolation losing bonus point. It was sweet revenge for the Sharks, following their 20-7 defeat to the Buccs earlier in the season, and after three rounds the Sharks are 2-1 up in their head to heads.
The second game was a bit more expansive, with the Sovereign Scorpions returning to their winning ways with a convincing victory over the DHL Stormers, 31-17. It was a blistering opening ten minutes, with the game played at a furious pace, with the Scorpions dominating possession. Although the Stormers came back into the game in the final quarter of the first half they found it difficult to convert their pressure into points and it wasn’t until the second half that they got on the scoreboard. But by then, it was a bit too late and the Scorpions were comfortable winners. Apart from the first game of the season, the Scorpions have had the upper hand in their head to head encounters with the Stormers and are 2-1 up after three rounds of the League.
Seb Triay extended his lead in the points scorer table with another try and three conversions, but with 96 points, the race is now on for runner up as he is so far ahead of the rest of the field. Last night’s games actually didn’t alter the scores for the chasing pack and Dave Barley (39), Scott Thompson (35) and Alex Ashmore (35) remain in contention for the runners up spot.
Positions in the u-mee Super IV League remain the same, and with an 11 point lead the Sovereign Scorpions are well in front of the other three teams, and looking to close out the season. There is only one point in it for second spot, with the Ibex Buccaneers and InLine Framing Sharks only separated by points difference, both trailing the DHL Stormers. It’s all to play for in the next two rounds.
Iain Ross (u-mee Super IV League, Chairman)