2006-10-20 / Sports

Rockaway Fisheads Best Morris In Home Win

The Rockaway Fisheads continued on the upward trajectory last Saturday and won their third consecutive Rugby match after an 0-2 start to the Fall campaign. Rockaway got the better of a rugged Morris Lions side, winning 23-10 in a match that was much more hotly contested than the score might indicate.

The locals moved closer to a coveted playoff spot, upping their record to 3-2, with 2 tough matches left to play. Should Rockaway win those 2 matches, a playoff berth would be all but guaranteed. "With Montclair up next, the last thing we are thinking about is the playoffs" said a visibly irritated (as usual) Grouch McCann. "One loss and its over. Anyone who even says the word playoffs is asking for trouble."

The Grouch may be right as Rockaway struggled to beat Montclair by a 5-3 score last season. "They are ALWAYS tough and can beat anyone in the league on any given day" said player-coach Bob Johnson. Its another hill to climb, but thats how we like it." Judging from their performance against Morris, the Fisheads may finally have honed themselves to a sharp edge and be ready to finish the season in dominant fashion.

After falling behind 7-0 early, former local ladies man Tyrone Sperling got Rockaway to within 7-5 on a splendid kick and chase play for a try. Tyrone seemed to have an extra gear all day as he would later hit paydirt again, finishing his afternoon with two scores and a lot of yardage gained. "Tyrone was the difference today, no question about it" said veteran scrumhalf Kermit Egan, who took over kicking duties for the missing Kevin Wrafter.

Brian O'Grady, Chase the Kiwi, Ratman, Ash and Oscar Prince added additional speed and some nifty pass plays throughout the afternoon and Rockaway would eventually coast to victory. Morris, to their credit, kept fighting and were a well drilled albeit somewhat inexperienced side. "This was a good win over a good team, but we still have more to do" said Barry

Cowhead. "If we drop another match, today means nothing. We've been do or die since week 3 and we are still alive. We have to keep it going."

Rockaway will visit Montclair this Saturday, followed by a bye week. The Village Lions will pay a call on the locals to finish the season at Fort Tilden the following Saturday.

Come out and support your Fisheads on the final week. THEY NEED YOU!!!!

Rugger Pluggers

Thanks go out to both Jameson's and The Irish Circle who have both hosted the Fishead home game parties this season...The Kiwi Boys enjoyed a fun filled Saturday night last week as they partnered up with music aficionado Cliff "The Hulk" Shevlin and took in The Saw Doctors at the Nokia Times Square Theatre.

Former stars Wayne Fox, Ken Nichtern, Darren Coursey, and Pete Brady Sr. were again in attendance. Could any of these men be contemplating a comeback? Mr. Bender, Mr. Ryan and Jessica Hearn were also at the game. Jessica seemed to be concentrating on a handsome blonde man in the Fishead backfield.

There has also been a Jim Mullen sighting but some say he was simply weeding the grass at Fort Tilden.

The Century Club will be held at The Cabana Restaurant in Long Beach

on Oct. 27th...tickets are available through our website or write to Rugby bob14@aol.com if interested.

The price per ticket is $110 and admits 2, and includes dinner, refreshments and cash prizes.

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