So far, so good for the Kelowna Crows in their return to B.C. division 1 men’s rugby.
The Crows pushed their record to 2-0 in the Okanagan Springs Div. 1 fall season with a 34-17 victory over visiting Langley on Saturday at the Parkinson Rec Centre pitch.
A sustained, well-disciplined start led to the first three tries for the Crows, two by Jeff Lohse and another from Ignacio ‘Iggy’ Guerra.
A further penalty ensured the Crows went into half time up 24-0.
Langley then began to show their class by scoring early in the second half and applying heavy pressure to the Crows defence. A penalty kick by Barak Pauls helped the Crows to solidify their lead.
Langley again responded, scoring in the 65th minute, followed by another unconverted try in the 74th minute to make the score interesting at 27-17.
The key moment of the match happened with one minute remaining when Barak Paul’s delicate chip bounced nicely for Iggy to score his second brace of tries in as many weeks, as the Crows made it two straight wins to start the season.
In Div. 2 action, Langley scored a late try to edge the Crows 12-10. Lepani Nacola scored the lone try for Kelowna in the 25th minute.
While the Div.1 Crows will be off this coming weekend, while the seconds will host Kamloops on Saturday.
In women’s action, the Lady Crows will host the Scribes from Vancouver.