Updated: Jun 12
Sat May 28, Kingston
Match Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqjkjAa2Wuk&t=5588s
Men's Game: Reds 32 Blues 10
Reds continued their stranglehold on the POR series with a convincing 32-10 win over Blues at the UWI Mona Bowl today. Blues got off to a quick when second Take Creary crashed over from a lively Omar Jones offload in the first 5 mins, Javian Bryan kicking the conversion.
Reds hit back soon after through prop Jason Gooden, Adrain Brown converting and then flyer Jenson Morris stunned the Blues when he returned the kick 70 metres and scored in the right corner. Full back Andrew Simpson was on the sheet for Reds, dotting down in the left corner to build a 14-6 lead at the break.
In the second half Blues Omar Jones opened the account first, the prop crashing over in the left corner to leave the Blues trailing 10-14. Reds centre Oshane Eddie was quick with a response, dancing through the Blues middle defence and dotting down under the goal. Adrian Hall converted, opening a 20-10 lead for the Reds.
Marvin Thompson then threw a lovely cut-pass to Kenneth Walker on right edge, Walker gleefully went untouched for the score, Hall again converted the kick to give the Reds a firm 26-10 advantage.
From a scrum play, the Reds unleashed another excellent try when Fabion Turner released Walker for his second, the winger having to do some work to outpace both Miguel Facey and Ronaldeni Fraser, Hall with his third conversion pushing the Reds to 32-10 with under 10 minutes remaining. The score remained the same, but Blues Ryan Grant was sin binned in the last few minutes, the frustration of the Blues palpable and boiling over.
Marvin Thompson was named man of the match and Kille Nembhard player of the series.
The victory is the 6th straight series win for the Reds, and once more, the Blues are left wondering what could have been. There is always 2023 to try again.
Blues Scorers: Tries (Omar Jones, Take Creary) Conversions: (Javian Bryan)
Team: Javian Bryan, Adrian Thomas, Ryan Grant, Steve Miller, Akeem Kitson, Khamisi McKain, Chevaughn Bailey, Julius Reid, Ronaldeni Fraser, Omar Jones, Takeem Creary, Chevaun Smith, Reinhardo Richards, Akeem Murray, Shaneal Brown, Alpachino Mignott and Miguel Facey. Coach: Otis Brae.
Reds scorers: Tries (Andrew Simpson, Kenneth Walker) Conversions (Adrian Hall).
Team: Andrew Simpson, Kenneth Walker, Adrian Brown, Jenson Morris, Joseph Shae, Jade Harrison, Adrian Hall, Daniel Graham, Kile Nembhard, Oshane Eddie, Jason Gooden, Michael Pearson, Fabion Turner, Geovaughnie Witter, Malique Stephenson, Daniel Barnett and Mahkaya Anderson. Head coach Donovan Jackson.
Women's Game: Reds 36 Blues 20
The Blues came out strong when prop Debbiesha Scarlet crashed over off a lovely tip on from Lovel Atkinson on 5 minutes to go up 4-0. Shanique "Naynay" Smith put Reds on the board when she broke through on the left edge and scored under the sticks, she then slotted over the conversion to put Reds 6-4 ahead.
Reds went further ahead when Lovell Evans was fouled in the act of scoring for after a 70 metre break out and as she dotted down in the right corner, Blues Naomi Dodd came in with high shot. The conversion in the right corner was missed but Shanique slotted the penalty kick under the sticks to put Reds ahead 12-4. Blues Shanae Gordon got in the left corner after slick passing from Naomi Dodd and Vanessa Henry to leave the game poised at 12-8 at the half, Reds with the advantage.
Blues came out hot in the second period and tied it 12 apiece when Dodd went in the right corner. It was 16 all after Smith scored for the Reds and Dodd for the Blues. Smith then had two quick fire tries to push Reds up 26-16.
Lovel Atkinson gave Blues hope when she stepped through middle and scored under the sticks to make it 26-20, Reds still ahead. Smith responded almost immediately for the Reds, cutting through the Blues defence from the half-line and touching down under the sticks, again converting as Reds edged ahead further, 32-20. Lovell Evans Evans had the last say of the game as the Reds player scored under the sticks in the last few minutes to make it 36-20.
Shanique Smith was named woman of the series and Naomi Dodd named woman of the match.
Blues scorers: (Debbiesha Scarlett, Shanae Gordon, Naomi Dodd (2), Lovel Atkinson,)
Blues women: Tihanna Lewinson, Lovel Atkinson, Khimoi McKay, Naomi Mohamid, Vanessa Henry, Debisha Scarlett, Nazomi Christie, Ray-Anna McCalla, Naomi Dodd, Kimesha Jones, Shanoa Lewis, Shane Gordon, Antonette Sinclair, Janelle Cole, Teresa Smith, Samoya McLeod, and Ciara Modest. Coaches Andre Hill and Dario Dowie
Reds scorers: (Shanique Smith (5), Lovell Evans (2) Conversion Shanique Smith (3)
Reds Womenn Shanique Smith, Latoya Sanchez, Alicia Richards, Moesha Bogle, Brooke-Ashley Jarrett, Tiana Gordon, Sheirne Johnson, Gabrielle Davidson,Terieka Brown, Tarja Richards, Nicola Brissett, Mckayia McCalla and Lovell Evans. Coaches: Andrew Dixon and Huntley Anderson.