21 Nov 2010 – YCAC vs Crusaders – Gareth McFadyen Cup

YCAC Gents vs Crusaders
Match report by Michael Hunt and photos by Kyoko Obayashi

YCAC 24 v Crusaders 17

One of our biggest matches of the year, the Gareth McFadyen Memorial Cup, is always a hard fought game. It’s is no secret that the
Crusaders look forward to this game as the most important game of their season.
While YCAC’s recent success in the East Japan Championships may steal
some of the thunder, it makes the GM Cup no less important.
As expected the game was trench warfare with solid defence forcing all tries to be scored in the corners. The front row, as always, secured all the meat pies with Andy “I’m really a Seagull” Blacoe swooping down to bag two chips and Joe Fisher gobbling the other – Joe later dedicated his try to the Vicar and their new lovechild(Rei) recently kidnapped from Brazilian rainforest Indians. Despite his horrendous kicking during from set piece, Tristan slotted 3 penalty goals to give YCAC the advantage. The YC&AC defense was bolstered by the center pairing of T the Terminator and Arts the Artist in the centers pretending to be backs.
The Crusaders, desperate to reclaim the cup, battled valiantly but could perhaps have fared better by concentrating more on the rugby than the chat. When the final whistle blew the cup remained with the YC&AC(24-17) for the third year on the trot and both teams retired to christen the newly refurbished bar area of the YC&AC.


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