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    Force overpower Reds in Brisbane

    2016-03-05 12:35

    Cape Town - The Force got their first win of the season after defeating the Reds 22-6 in a dour affair in Brisbane on Saturday.

    The Reds and Force finished 13th and 15th in last year’s competition and judging from their respective performances in this encounter they will be struggling again this year.

    Neither side were able to build any momentum in a game punctuated by several knock-ons and schoolboy errors and we had to wait until the 80th minute for the only try scored by Luke Morahan.

    There was little enterprising play in the opening half with the most exciting moment coming in the 13th minute when Alby Mathewson pounced on a mistake behind the Reds’ try line, but the TMO ruled that he didn’t ground the ball properly behind the whitewash.

    Earlier, Jono Lance had opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a penalty but the next points only came 30 minutes later when Ayumu Goromaru drew the hosts level from the kicking tee.

    Lance then punished two indiscretions from the Reds at the breakdown with further penalties which meant the Force held a slender 9-3 lead at the interval.

    The slugfest continued in the second half with neither side capable to take control of proceedings. Both sides continued to concede penalties and Lance slotted his fourth penalty in the 50th minute after the Reds were punished for offside play on defence.

    Goromaru had a chance to reduce the deficit from the kicking tee in the 63rd minute but his effort struck an upright but he made amends shortly afterwards when he landed a penalty from close range five minutes later.

    That was the last time the home side would score points but Lance added his fifth penalty in the 73rd minute which gave the Force a 15-6 lead.


    Scorers

    Force: Tries: Luke Morahan. Conversions: Ian Prior. Penalties: Jono Lance (5)

    Reds - Penalties: Ayumu Goromaru (2)

    Teams:

    Reds

    15 Ayumu Goromaru, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Curtis Browning, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Rob Simmons (captain), 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Saia Fainga’a, 1 Ben Daley

    Substitutes: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Sef Fa’agase, 18 Sam Balakai, 19 Ben Matwijow, 20 Michael Gunn, 21 Scott Gale, 22 Sam Greene, 23 Junior Laloifi

    Force

    15. Dane Haylett-Petty, 14. Luke Morahan, 13. Ben Tapuai, 12. Junior Rasolea, 11. Semisi Masirewa, 10. Jono Lance, 9. Alby Mathewson, 8. Angus Cottrell, 7. Matt Hodgson (captain), 6. Brynard Stander, 5. Adam Coleman, 4. Steve Mafi, 3. Guy Millar, 2. Nathan Charles, 1. Pekahou Cowan

    Substitutes: 16. Heath Tessmann, 17. Chris Heiberg, 18. Jermaine Ainsley, 19. Ross Haylett-Petty, 20. Ben McCalman, 21. Ian Prior, 22. Peter Grant, 23. Marcel Brache

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