County wins big in Div. I tilt

Sports

NEW GLASGOW – A lopsided win has Pictou County Senior Rugby Club’s Division I side viewing the Rugby Nova Scotia playoffs with extra vigour.

The local side ended its regular season schedule last Saturday with an 85-5 victory over Windsor at the Parkdale Sports Complex.

“We stuck to our structure very well, although we got away from it a little in the second half,” coach Scott Taylor said. “Our set pieces were great, considering we were playing against some big guys.”

Pictou County’s offence was well-distributed.

Andrew Kirkendall led with 15 points as he scored a try and added five converts.

Darryl Frazee, Matt Chediac and Jordan MacNeil added two tries each, while James MacKenzie, Steve Chaisson, Eric MacLeod, Cole MacIsaac, Bryan Campbell, Brendon Works, Matt Munroe and Reed MacDonald had one try each.

Pictou County finished in third place, based on the outcome of their game and others and the point production and point spread against Windsor.

The result positioned Pictou County to host the sixth-place Halifax Rugby Club with a tentative time of 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The top two teams, the P.E.I. Mudmen and Halifax Tars, have a bye through the first playoff round.


Pictou County Senior Rugby Club players regroup after being stopped by Windsor opponents on Saturday in New Glasgow. (Goodwin photo)