A cold and damp day at Fletcher’s was insufficient to quell the Crusaders U16-boys enthusiasm for the abridged format of the game. The third weekend of the 3-week series, saw Crusaders finish in #1-spot in the pool stage, with comprehensive wins over Toronto-Scottish, Mississauga-Blues and Oshawa-Vikings – to make it a “perfect” total of 11-wins from 11-games for the series.
This set them up for a final-game vs Cobourg-Saxons – who showed no fear of the Cru-team’s exemplary record through the pool-stages – and with a stolen ball and a long-chase, the Saxons chalked-up the opening score, in what proved to be a thrilling (and exhausting) final game. A back-and-forth first-half saw Cru squeak-out a 17-14 lead at the break, with Aidan Muldoon doing his utmost to demolish the posts at every conversion attempt!.
Cobourg drew first blood after the re-start, to regain the lead once again, then the Cru team, rejuvenated with some replacements, managed to run in a few late-scores, as the valiant Cobourg team started to tire – and Crusaders claimed the victory at the whistle – A really great final, with the players giving their all – Great job boys – TRU-7’s Champions for 2016 !!!