Rogues Improve To 2-1 With Win At Brantford

(BRANTFORD, ON) – The Windsor Rogues travelled to take on the more experienced Brantford team, on Saturday in a Niagara Rugby Union Division 2 game. Although lacking in experience, the Rogues were the larger and speedier of the two sides.

Once the visitors settled down, it was not too long before they converted pressure into points. Rookies Austen Crough and Ryan Dmytrow, playing in the centre position for the first time, backed themselves to well taken tries, outpacing the opposition wings to score out wide.

Another rookie, 2nd row Patrick Donnelly, proved another potent weapon for the Rogues, poaching several line-outs from opposition throw-ins and backing himself at the try line to crash over for his first career Windsor try.

Coach Scott Kenneth was back for his first league outing this year and put in a man-of-the-match performance, taking command in line-outs and scoring 2 tries himself, from the No. 8 position.

Full back Chris Shaw converted 4 of 7 kicks at goal on a windy day. He also touched down for a well taken try to contribute 13 points on the day.

The new Mr Everywhere, Zac Cushing, rounded out the seventh try in another top drawer performance.

The final score was a well earned 43-7 result for Windsor.

The Rogues next meet Niagara at home at AKO Park, this Saturday with the kick-off at 1:30pm.

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