Another big win for the boys!

Philadelphia Whitemarsh RFC (4-0) continued their undefeated march through the EPRU Freedom Division on Saturday with a 67-13 win on the road against Lehigh Valley RFC (1-3).   Eight players tallied 11 tries for PWRFC along with 6 conversions by man of the match, Jim Rosato.

PW came out firing in the first half, scoring their first try early.  Taking advantage of the width of the LVRFC’s field, the visitors got the ball wide to Left Winger Kurht Engle, who has made a habit of finding the try zone this season.  He took it in from 30 meters out to put PW up 7-0 on Rosatos kick.  Lehigh Valley responded with a few good phases and a few penalties to.  First place PWRFC put up two more converted tries by Engle and Inside Center, John Knabb before LV got on the board.  Down 21-0 LV intercepted a pass and scampered down to the PW 22 meter line.  From there they converted a penalty kick to make it 21-3.

The rest of the half was all Philly Whitemarsh.  Fullback, Bryan Oteri dotted down two tries one on a long run on the outside and another from 5 meters out.  Rosato, playing Fly Half, scored on a long run as well, selling a dummy pass and taking off from 50 meters.  He finished with 17 points on the day.

Outside Center and player-coach Conway Maraki added to his try total by adding touching down off of a ruck a few meters out.  Captain Bob Haller rounded out the scoring in the first half returning a kickoff 60 meters.  Philly Whitemarsh led 50-3 at the half.

The second half continued to go PW’s way although Lehigh Valley was able to string together some good phases of rugby.  Early in the half, Right Winger, Cliff Webster scooped up an Andrew Fusco grub kick and took it the rest of the 70 meters for the score.   Dan Walsh scored two tries as well for PW.  LVRFC managed to find the try zone midway through the second half and added a conversion and a penalty kick late.  The final score read 67-13.

Philladelphia Whitemarsh RFC remains in first place in the Freedom Division of EPRU with one match remaining before the playoff crossover with the Keystone Division.  The club looks to stay perfect when they return home on Saturday to host Harrisburg RFC (1-2) at 1:00 PM.


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