Two of the top teams in the NRU did battle this week in Fergus. Brantford came away with the victory in a close game.
A meeting between two undefeated teams led to a hard fought match with outstanding tactics by both sides. Highland took control of the first half with much of the play in Brantford's end, but the initial thirty minutes wrapped up with a score of only two successful penalty kicks to one. Highland ran out of time at the end of the half, wasting an excellent scoring opportunity.
The second half was filled with penalties, with many lineouts, rucks and mauls whistled dead. Frustration grew, and each team was given a yellow card. Despite this, Highland held the Brantford scoring juggernaut to two tries and scored one themselves, ending with a total of 15 to 11 for the visitors. Highland became the only team to give Brantford a true test. Man of the match was Paul Hummel for his strong attacks, solid defence, and brilliant kicking game.
Highland U18 men look to return to their winning ways in their next league game, Wednesday August 5th vs Sarnia. The game starts at 7:30pm at Victoria Park
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.