Panthers pulverise Caribs 41-11 in mud bath
Panthers Rugby team rebounded from their 10-12 defeat to Pepsi Hornets to thrash a hapless Yamaha Caribs 41-11 when the second match of the 2018 Bounty Farms 15s tournament was contested on Saturday (June 16) at the National Park.
The match pitted the second-place team for 2017 against a unit who occupied the cellar positon on a soggy pitch with some sizeable holes, which made running sluggish and players drenched in mud on completion of the one-sided affair.
Star of the contest was Delmar Headley, who had a hat-trick of tries, all of which came in the second half. The first half hero for the formidable unit was Tyrese Prescott with two tries, along with speedster Ozie McKenzie which gave them a comfortable 15-6 lead at half time.
Caribs struggled to script any synergy to launch daring offensive plays, which meant their only points in the first stanza came from Claudius Butts via penalties.
Panthers’ Godfrey Broomes had a mixed bag, converting one of Headley’s conversions and missing the other which meant Jamal Angus took up the mantle and scored the other two.
In the dying minutes, Butts, produced a robust solo run on the try line which gave way to Grantley Williams scoring a try and saving face for his team, if any was still possible at that time.
The tournament will continue on Sunday (June 17) with 2017 champions Guyana Defence Force clashing with Hornets from 16:00h.