Updated: Jun 15, 2022
BLUES Men Tie Series 1-1, REDS Women take 2-0 lead.
Saturday, May 24, 2022, Kingston
Mens Game Result
The Blues men team were convincing winners in Game 2, running out 36-10 winners. Their forward pack dominated the contest led by Man of the Match Reinhardo Richards who played at second row. He received excellent help from Props Chevaun Smith, Omar Jones and Shaneal Brown who created havoc in the center of the field all day.
The Blues could do nothing wrong throughout with halves Mikel Facey and Chevaughn Bailey pulling the strings on a hot afternoon, highlighted by Facey’s brilliant kicking game.
Reds vaunted backline threat was virtually shut down all day as flyers Jenson Morris and Kenneth Walker never got going as they did in Game 1.
Blues winger Akeem Kitson was particularly excellent in thwarting Morris who was a main target. Halves Joseph Shae and Michael Pearson found it tough to link across the field despite the occasional good platform built by their forwards. Their good moments came from youngsters Malique Stephenson and Makhaya Anderson playing up the middle. Center Oshane Eddie was a constant threat but the finishing on his outside was poor all day.
Blues Scorers: Tries (Javian Bryan, Adrian Thomas, Steve Miller, Reinhardo Richards, Chevaun Smith, Akeem Murray) Conversions: (Javian Bryan 6)
Team: Javian Bryan, Adrian Thomas, Dominic Brown, Steve Miller, Mikel Facey, Ryan Grant, Julius Reid, Akeem Murray, Omar Jones, Khamisi McKain, Reinhardo Richards, Chevaughn Bailey, Ronaldeni Fraser, Chevaun Smith, Takeem Creary, Alpachino Mignott and Shaneal Brown. Coach: Otis Brae.
Reds scorers: Tries (Andrew Simpson, Kenneth Walker) Conversions (Adrian Hall).
Team: Andrew Simpson, Kenneth Walker, Adrian Brown, Jenson Morris, Joseph Shae, Adrian Hall, Daniel Graham, Kile Nembhard, Oshane Eddie, Jason Gooden, Michael Pearson, Shamoy Stewart, Chawn Henry, Geovaughnie Witter, Hakeem Richards, Malique Stephenson, Daniel Barnett and Mahkaya Anderson. Head coach Donovan Jackson.
Women’s Game Result
In the second women’s game, once more played as a 9-a-side contest, Reds were victorious 34-22. The was another competitive affair with the score board being regularly turned over, but once more, the experience of Tarja Richards at dummy half was crucial in leading the Reds to victory, she scored 1 try. Shanique Smith was also excellent brilliant bagging 18 points from 2 tries and 5 goals in a woman of the match performance and flyer Lovell Evans got two tries to round out the scoring. The running power of Smith and Evan’s speed as a destructive combination all day.
For the Blues, they showed plenty of fight and resilience, Naomi Dodd with an explosive 12 points from 2 tries and 2 goals was once again a huge threat. Just as in game one, she exploited the space out wide and was a constant thorn for Reds defence. She got good support from Debbie Scarlett who dominated in the middle and bagged two tries.
Blues women: Tihanna Lewinson, Lovel Atkinson, Daynna Angus, Khimoi McKay, Naomi Mohamid, Vanessa Henry, Debisha Scarlett, Nazomi Christie, Ray-Anna McCalla, Naomi Dodd, Kimesha Jones, Shanoa Lewis, Janelle Cole, Teresa Smith, Samoya McLeod, Devoneicia McDonald and Ciara Modest. Coaches Andre Hill and Dario Dowie
Reds Womenn Shanique Smith, Latoya Sanchez, Alicia Richards, Moesha Bogle, Brooke-Ashley Jarrett, Tiana Gordon, Sheirne Johnson, Gabrielle Davidson, Candice Tulloch, Terieka Brown, Tarja Richards, Nicola Brissett, Mckayia McCalla and Lovell Evans. Coaches: Andrew Dixon and Huntley Anderson.