ACRFC 19 vs. Wesleyan 7
ACRFC showed up to Wesleyan ready run and play fast but had to completely change its strategy, as the extremely narrow pitch and 30mph wind gusts caused the game to played tight and physical. Amherst took an early lead on a terrific defensive kick recovery from fullback Jake Garry (’09) who set up Linsmayer for the try. O’Connor put over the conversion and a penalty to give ACRFC a 10-0. However, Wesleyan came back with a try just at the end of the first half, making the score 10-7 Amherst. The second half was tough fought on both sides but O’Connor’s boot proved to be the difference as he made three penalties in the final 40min. Scrum half Romain Cames (’09) kept the defense organized as Amherst was able to hold on for the hard fought win. While the win wasn’t flashy, it helped give the team confidence that they can win tight defensive games. ACRFC would also like to thank Wesleyan for the hospitality after the game.