UWI and EXED take command in Intercol rugby league Championship
CMU CONCEDES POINTS TO UWI
Caribbean Maritime University Spartans were forced to concede match points to the University of The West Indies Pelicans in Round 3 of the Intercollegiate Championship. The match was slated for last Thursday at the Harbour View Mini Stadium, but when the team arrived, there was no marking on the field. As such, the game was called off. UWI was awarded the 3 points with a 30-0 score line. The debacle highlights the ongoing problem for the sport in Jamaica as there is no rugby league field on the island and all games are played at football fields.
EXED DOMINATE MICO
In the first game of a double header played at UTech football field, defending champions Excelsior Community College Eagles made light work of Mico University College Crocs 36-2. Mico proved stubborn in the first half and surprisingly only trailed 0-12 at the break. However, in the second half, Exed found their attacking flair and blew away the stubborn defence of their opponents. For Exed, national center Shaquille Pollack bagged 12 points from a hat trick. Teammate Adrian Brown and Chevaughn Carter both contributed 6 points, while Rashaad Gayle, Akeem Murray and Daniel Graham completed their scoring with one try each. Mico kicked a consolation goal late in the game through full back Dominic Brown.
UTECH NOTCH FIRST WIN
In the second game of the double header, the University of Technology Knights craved out a 34-10 victory over GC Foster College Lions. Three players scored two tries each to help the Knights claim their first win of the campaign; they were Jenson Morris, Shamar Marriott and Towayne Campbell. Goals came from Tajhai Maitland, Kile Nembhard and Ahkeno Pratt. For the Lions, Othniel Barnaby and Adrian Thomas each scored a try, while goals came from Rayan Price (2) and Devonte Clarke (1).
The results see EXED and UWI leading the standings on 6 points, UTech, Mico and CMU all have three points, whilst GC Foster are yet to get off the mark.
(All games on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020).
2:00pm CMU Spartans V. GC Foster Lions @ UTech
3300pm Mico Crocs V. UTech Knights @ UTech
3:30pm EXED Eagles V. UWI Pelicans @ EXED