Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 15 February 2014 23:43    PDF Print Write e-mail
Siddall Sparks Shore to Victory
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Belmont Shore saw guest player Adam Siddall make his debut Saturday, and the Old Blue and USA flyhalf/center/fullback torched OMBAC for 23 points to lead his new team to a 28-20 victory.

Siddall fit right in with Belmont Shore after training with them for a week. Andy Lewis photo.The Pacific Rugby Premiership allows clubs to select and use guest players, as long as those players are CIPP'd with USA Rugby, and that those players only play for one PRP team. Siddall, who has been undergoing winter training in Southern California - his regular home is New York City - suited up at fullback and scored two tries, kicked two conversions, and added three penalty goals.

"You always wonder how a player is going to be when he comes in cold like that, but he was terrific for us," said Belmnt Shore Head Coach Ray Egan.

Scrumhalf Rainier Ball zipped over for the first try of the game, and Belmont Shore held a 5-0 lead after Siddall's conversion attempts hit the uprights. OMBAC came back with two Zach Pangelinan penalty goals. But after that, Siddall made some key plays. He stepped in at first receiver after a solid period of phase play by Belmont and ran in under the posts. His conversion made it 15-6 at halftime.

Shore began the second half kicking deep to use the wind, but Siddall ran the kick back and linked with Mike Te'o on the wing. The two players pass the ball back and forth repeatedly until Te'o put Siddall away in the corner.

That made it 22-6, and from there, Belmont Shore held on.

"I thought we did well enough in the second half against the wind," said Egan. "I wasn't worried about the bonus point. I just wanted to come away with a win, and we did that."

Pangelinan raced in for a try and center Damien Fatongia also touched down for OMBAC, while Pangelinan converted both tries. However, Pangelinan also missed four penalty attempts in the game, making for a 4-8 day for him.

Egan tapped flanker Junior Patu as man of the match, while also saying the Shore team needs to be much better.

"We gave away a lot of penalties," he said. "So we have to work on that. But we did come out of the gate well, which is something we didn't do last week."

Belmont Shore 28
Tries: Siddall 2, Ball
Convs: Siddall 2
Pens: Siddall 3


OMBAC 20
Tries: Pengelinan, Fatongia
Convs: Pangelinan 2
Pens: Pangelinan 2


Belmont Shore
1 LAYNE, CHRISTOPHER
2 SWEET, MICHAEL
3 GRUBBS, JACOB
4 LILLEY, SAMUEL
5 KULI, SIMIONE
6 O`MALLEY, JOHN
7 PATU JUNIOR
8 CARPENTER, IAN
9 BALL, RAINER
10 IOSIA, MATAVAINA
11 TEO, MICHAEL
12 PITTS, EDGAR
13 MUSE, JAMES
14 IOSIA, PASEFIKA
15 SIDDALL, ADAM
16 FAAMATAU, PIO
17 SCHILLING, BRICE
18 TELA, ELISALA
19 PITTS, HAYDEN
20 ZIEGLER, MICHAEL
21 MOELLER, KAMERON
22 UIAGALELEI, SINIPATI
23 BION, PATRICK

OMBAC
1 BART, JOSH
2 WIESE, MICHAEL
3 WILLIS, ETHAN
4 CLEVER, CHRIS
5 BROUSSARD, DERRICK
6 BYRNE, ALEX
7 HENDERSON, ALEXANDER
8 WITKOWICKI, JESSE
9 PURCELL, JAMIE
10 PANGELINAN, ZACHARY
11 CATRETT, ORIN
12 FATONGIA, DAMIEN
13 BERGQUIST-TURORI, CHRISTOPHER
14 MOISE, SHANE
15 DENHAM, IAN
16 DALEO, JAMES
17 PURCELL, BRENDAN
18 JAMES, DARREN
19 SARROFF, ALEX
20 O`CONNOR, RYAN
21 SCHRIMPF, MICAH
22 WILLIAMS JR, WILLIAM
23 MORRIS, COREY


 

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