The second round of the rugbyleaguearoundthegrounds.com (RLATG) sponsored national Division 2 Championship took place on Saturday November 3.
In Group A, defending champions Duhaney Park Red Sharks B continued their winning ways with a solid 44-8 win over Kingston Central Hounds at Campion College Grounds. Duhaney Park was led by Jenson Morris and Javian Bryan with two tries each, Bryan kicking a goal as well. They were supported by Tevin Dixon, Marvin Thompson and Trae Rodriques with one try each. Kemoy Whyte kicked 5 goals. For the Hounds, Kahil Green with 2 tries was the only point’s scorer.
In game 2 at the same venue, Liguanea Dragons B battled to a hard fought 22-18 win over Mona Pelicans. Both teams traded the lead several times during the game and were tied at 18 all, when Ashdane Beckford scored a dramatic try on the last play of the game to snatch victory for Liguanea. Other try scorers for the Dragons were Andrew Dixon, Adrain Hall (2) and Donovan Jackson. Dixon and Hall each kicked a goal to round out the scoring. For Mona, Romario Bartley led with 2 tries; support came from Michael Plowwright and Akeem Kitson with a try each. Bahamian national Jordan Isaccs kicked Mona’s lone goal.
In Group B, Caribbean Maritime University Spartans overpowered Portmore Eliminators 52-2 at the Harbour View Mini Stadium. For the winners, Reinhardo Richards and Alpachino Mignott bagged 2 tries each, while Howayne Mathis, Joshaun Stewart, Shamoy Stewart, Stephan Williams, Adrian Brown and Nick Thomas each scored a try. Goal kicks came from Brown, Mignott, Stewart, Williams, Kevin Thomas and Mikel Facey. For Portmore, Okylo Kelly scored their points with a goal.
Meanwhile, it was another humdinger between Cedar Grove Cyclones and St. Bess Sledgehammers at the BB Coke High School in St. Elizabeth. The Cyclones escaped with a close 36-28 win on the back of an incredible 32 point haul from National player and club founder Antonio Baker. He scored 7 tries and kicked 2 goals to lead his team. The Cyclones other try scorer was Shemar Nugent.
For the Sledgehammers, teenage standout Jowayne Forbes bagged 4 tries, Akino Pennycooke, Shawayne Collins and Mckoy Foster each scored a try.Kamar Findlay added to the points total with 4 goals.
The competition continues Nov 10 with the following games:
Duhaney Park vs. Mona Pelicans (2:30pm at Campion College)
Liguanea Dragons vs. Kingston Central Hounds (4pm at Campion College)
St. Bess Sledgehammers vs. Portmore Eliminators (2:30 pm at Cedar Grove Academy)
CMU Spartans vs. Cedar Grove Cyclones (4pm at Cedar Grove Academy)