It was a tournament that didn’t disappoint its spectators. Big hits were a dime a dozen and games consisted of lightning-quick players who could put up points quicker than someone could write them down.
The Vancouver 7s Men’s Social Division began and ended with a match between Dad’s Army and Velox, and Dad’s Army won both, the second time 26-5 to win the Men’s Social Final.
Dad’s Army started quick to make it presence known by taking the ball off the scrum for a quick seven points. The next five minutes did more of the same thing with Dad’s Army not even wanting to humor the thought of letting Velox have a shot.
The scoreboard was lopsided at halftime at 19-0. And before Velox even knew what hit them they were in a 24-0 hole deep in the second half. Dad’s Army found its way to the try zone on multiple occasions by using a steady formula meshing strong forward play with getting the ball out to their talented backline.
Velox would eventually crack the scoreboard with a late try off a Dad’s Army passing error. However, Dad’s Army stayed confident in their game plan and eventually walked off the pitch $500 richer and a feeling of having completed a mission that every team in their Social Division had in mind.
“I just wanted to preach to my guys to be strong and don’t throw the ball away,” Dad’s Army player-coach Ian Brehemy said. “We knew they were a strong team, so all we needed to do was keep it tight, keep it in the middle to have options and hold onto the ball.”