(STRATFORD, ON) – When Windsor last battled Stratford on June 10, the Rogues took a strong win with 5 tries. However, as with any sport, meeting your opponent on their own home ground usually brings out the best of their abilities and, of course, a stronger roster with their best players.
Windsor 10 : 26 Stratford
So, it was no surprise to the Rogues when Stratford began to hammer away at them and find every weakness and opening in the lines. In fact, the boys of Windsor were expecting a rough time on the pitch, but not without having trained hard to be ready to give the Blackswans a good old fashioned battle of the Titans.
Windsor’s Craig Weir has quickly become a household name after his slough of tries this season. Once again he gave the Rogues their sole try with much support from the other boys.
Captain Spencer Bryant and his already provincially famous top-tier kicking skills came through, as always, with the conversion of Weir’s try to bring Windsor’s score to 7. The Blackswans, with their rough and tumble brute force style of play, gave the Rogues a much needed penalty kick which Windsor Man of the Match Bryant nailed.
The Rogues left the pitch exhausted and bruised. However, they managed to make 10 points after a long car ride, with a team stacked with rookies, hot weather, and battling a strong team on their home ground.
The loss leaves Windsor in 2nd place, 10 points below the Norfolk Harvesters and 5 atop Stratford. They now return home to face 6th place London St George at AKO Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30pm.