Cougars maul Knights, improve record to 2-1
By Fred Sherwin
By's Max Adshead struggles to say in bounds
during the Cougars' 17-0 win over the St.
Peter Knights on Friday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
days after the
St. Peter Knights won their first game of the season,
they were unceremoniously brought back to earth on Friday
by a Colonel By Cougars side that looked utterly dominating
in rolling to a 17-0 win.
per cent of the possession was in the Knights end as the
Cougars kept them bottled up throughout most of the game.
It wasn't until the dying minutes that the Knights finally
managed to get to within earshot of Colonel By's touch
line, but by then the game had already been played out.
By wasted no time in taking control of the game as they
burst out of the gate to score their first try in the
Duford did most of the work before handing the ball off
to Zameer Masjedee who ran unmolested across the try line.
Cougars would score again midway through the first half
off a scrum at the five metre line that was set up by
free kick from midfield that managed to stay in bounds
after taking a fortunate bounce.
Saleh was credited with the try, while Marc Bitar added
the covert to extend the Cougars advantage to 12-0.
Cougars came within a metre of scoring a third try early
in the second half, but the Knights were able to repel
the attack to keep the score reasonably respectful. A
pair of send-offs, however, would make any hope of a late
comeback highly unlikely, if not impossible.
By would eventually ice their victory on a late try by
Bitar to make the final score 17-0.
the win, the Cougars' record improves to 2-1 at the midway
mark of the season. A win over St. Peter in a rematch
on Monday, would secure them a playoff spot in what is
arguably the toughest division in the city.
head coach Cam Baird said he likes his team's chances
the rest of the way.
have a nice combination of size and speed, especially
from the back end," said Baird. "We have four
quality teams in the east. I'd probably give Lisgar the
edge right now, but we play them again next week and we'll
see what happens."
the two teams met on Wednesday, it was the Lisgar Lords
who came out on top, downing the Cougars 13-0. But the
Lords barely got by the Knights 5-0 in the season opener
for both teams, giving the Cougars hope they will be able
to win the rematch.
8 a.m., May 12)
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