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Hants County Machine men keep winning streak alive


WINDSOR – The Hants County Rugby Football Club's Machine men managed to keep their winning streak alive on the weekend.

Playing under grueling hot conditions, the men took on the powerful Dartmouth Pigdogs July 16 and eked out a 26-25 victory. It was their fourth game – and fourth win – of the season.

Captain Axel Lawrence said the game was a back and forth affair that really came down to the bitter end.

“It was really back and forth for the first 60 minutes of the game and then they pulled ahead with about nine minutes to go,” said Lawrence, adding Dartmouth was up 25-21.

With three minutes remaining in the sunny Saturday game, the Machine scored to go up 26-25.

When asked who had an outstanding game, Lawrence was quick to pick out Tk Kim.

“He plays hooker for us. He's really good in the scrums, but he also did the penalty kicking so he converted three of our four tries, which ended up being the difference in the game - with winning by one point,” said Lawrence.

The Pigdogs missed out on their kicks.

Connor Sheehan's play was also highlighted. He scored first for the Machine and nearly scored again on an identical play.

“I thought Zachery Morton and Steven Brooker were really good in the centres,” said Lawrence.

 

Upcoming games

Up next for the Machine is an evening game against Halifax RFC at Rockingstone Elementary in Spryfield on July 20.

“They're also undefeated so that'll be a really big game for sure; probably our toughest competition of the year,” said Lawrence.

On July 23, the men are taking a little break from rugby to host a golf invitational at the Rosevale Par 3 Family Golf Course in Martock.

They will then host the Pictou County RFC at the King's-Edgehill School campus on July 31, with a tentative start time of 1 p.m.

In women's rugby news, the Machine will host the Halifax Tars July 20 at 7 p.m. at Avon View High School.

On July 16, the women's team, along with some of the Machine men, helped park cars at the British Motoring Festival. This serves as one of the club's primary fundraisers.

 

Playing under grueling hot conditions, the men took on the powerful Dartmouth Pigdogs July 16 and eked out a 26-25 victory. It was their fourth game – and fourth win – of the season.

Captain Axel Lawrence said the game was a back and forth affair that really came down to the bitter end.

“It was really back and forth for the first 60 minutes of the game and then they pulled ahead with about nine minutes to go,” said Lawrence, adding Dartmouth was up 25-21.

With three minutes remaining in the sunny Saturday game, the Machine scored to go up 26-25.

When asked who had an outstanding game, Lawrence was quick to pick out Tk Kim.

“He plays hooker for us. He's really good in the scrums, but he also did the penalty kicking so he converted three of our four tries, which ended up being the difference in the game - with winning by one point,” said Lawrence.

The Pigdogs missed out on their kicks.

Connor Sheehan's play was also highlighted. He scored first for the Machine and nearly scored again on an identical play.

“I thought Zachery Morton and Steven Brooker were really good in the centres,” said Lawrence.

 

Upcoming games

Up next for the Machine is an evening game against Halifax RFC at Rockingstone Elementary in Spryfield on July 20.

“They're also undefeated so that'll be a really big game for sure; probably our toughest competition of the year,” said Lawrence.

On July 23, the men are taking a little break from rugby to host a golf invitational at the Rosevale Par 3 Family Golf Course in Martock.

They will then host the Pictou County RFC at the King's-Edgehill School campus on July 31, with a tentative start time of 1 p.m.

In women's rugby news, the Machine will host the Halifax Tars July 20 at 7 p.m. at Avon View High School.

On July 16, the women's team, along with some of the Machine men, helped park cars at the British Motoring Festival. This serves as one of the club's primary fundraisers.

 

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