After a long trip, the 13s started well. First year hooker AJ Mudford was in remarkable form early on and managed to cross for four first half tries. Mudford was able to capitalize on great play from the forwards, with Joe Coletta and Carl Harrison standing out. Coletta and Harrison also got their names on the score sheet with breaks from inside of their own half.
Baltimore had their own chances and were unlucky not to get on the score sheet in the first half when referee Weeks adjudged there to be a knock on as they crossed the try line.
The second half was much like the first, with the boys from Massachusetts crossing to score eight more times. However, not everything went their way, with Baltimore scoring via their impressive debutant winger outpacing the 13s defense on two occasions.
Boston’s Nikola Vasic looked dangerous every time he touched the ball, while youngster Conor Leahy, who gets better each week, scored twice. There was also a debut try for youth program product Sullivan who showed good support play on a Harrison break.
“The Blues came at us all day”, said 13s coach Robin Peers. “The scoreline really doesn’t reflect how well they played in patches. They are all still learning the game, so hopefully they can continue to improve”. Peers went onto say, “I also have to mention the tremendous hospitality they showed us after the game. It was great!”
The 13s host the Rhode Island Rebellion again on Saturday (June 29) who they sit joint 3rd with on the ladder. A win for either team will mean a much smoother path to the playoffs as the business end of the season approaches.