Severn River Men traveled north to Media, PA to take on some familiar faces from Media RFC this past weekend. During Severn’s trip to Savannah, GA this spring, the boys teamed up with the side from just outside of Philadelphia, as both team were traveling short on numbers for the tournament. After some quick hellos and chatting before the match, both teams got right down to business at the opening whistle. Severn didn’t seem bothered by the 2+ hour trip to Media’s pitch, as they hit the ground running scoring 3 unanswered tries to open the match. Fly-half Erik “Punchy” Dronberger and Second Row Adam “Macca” McIntosh found their way on to the score sheet quickly. Severn went into the break up comfortably 19-5. Comfortable seemed to be the way they came out in the second half, as Media came out roaring, scoring 3 more tries and taking the lead 20-19. This seemed like the inevitable end of Severn’s day, as they only traveled with 15 players and had no subs…but that was not the case. This onslaught from Media turned out to be just what the doctor ordered, as it roused Severn from its halftime slumber. Through some hard running via Nich Stratchko and Taylor “Moses” Gavigan, Severn was able to take control of possession for the last 20 minutes of the match. Once possession was under Severn command, they found the try zone twice in quick succession. Once in the corner by Dronberger, to seal his hat trick for the day, and the eventual winner scored by Aldo “Fresh Fruits” Batubara on a clever bit of play, where he found a hole in the defense taking a quick tap penalty wide from where Media had expected it. The win solidified Severn’s first win streak of the year and the boys look to make it three in a row against West Potomac this week at home, 1pm kickoff.
Tries: E. Dronberger (3-5), A. McIntosh (1-2), A. Batubara (1-2)
Conversions: E. Dronberger (2 of 5)