In one of the semifinals of the URBA Pre Intermediate A tournament, CUBA superior from start to finish, but a two-minute burst at the end of the fight gave the victory to SIC: It is 21-18 for Zanja.
The development of the first forty minutes had Villa de Mayo as the main protagonist, but the Boulogne team knew how to be opportunistic and effective when they had the chance. As the university students began to dominate the actions, La Zanja took the lead, taking advantage of their power in the scrum to have a penalty in their favor, which was converted on the fly. Agustin Sascaro.
In any case, the game has not changed and those led by Joaquín Bruto They continued to monopolize the oval, often playing in the rival field, but did not know how to take advantage of their opportunity. Until after twenty minutes of fullback Tomas Passaro He cut himself off and then helped the second line Lucas Poncewho scored the only try of the first half, which did justice to the score.
Although an advantage, CUBA He continued to maintain the rhythm, but the last hit was the sa Boulogne. In the epilogue of the first part, the big punch of Agustin Sascaro He was there to score a beautiful drop. After such success, the difference between them when they went to the locker room was small, so a second half with the same or greater intensity is expected.
Both teams tried to translate their game plans in the second period. SIC He seeks to improve through the power of his package, but the prominent and the owners of the oval are the blue and black ones. The score changed due to the good hits of the two openers, until again at 20 minutes Pedro José Castro Nevares scored the second try of the day to increase the difference, which seemed to be the last one.
Since then, those led by Juan Sascaro y Joaquin Villegas They reacted and drastically changed the progress of the game, even more so after the warning of Lucas Ponce, with eight minutes remaining before the final whistle. With an extra man everything was played on the university field, with a defense that resisted the attacks of the Universitario as much as possible, but when there was almost no air left for the players or time to play, the unthinkable happened.
In a shocking explosion, Agustín Corral This put SIC within striking distance of victory with two minutes remaining. The defensive epic is not over, because at the end of the game Ignacio Coelho It brought out the celebration of those from Boulogne, who returned to a dispute that was not in their favor from the beginning to qualify for the grand final. There he will play against Belgrano Athletic has defeated Hindu.
Cuba (18): 1. Lucas Roque Pitt, 2. John Baptist Carullo, 3. Francisco Garoby, 4. Lucas Ponce, 19. Jeronimo Conte Grand, 6. Nicholas Demaria Duarte, 7. Matthew Serra Idiazabal, 8. Philip Casaurang, 12. John Ignatius Albani Robredo, 21- Nicholas Amadeo, 11- Nicholas Elewaut, 12- Mathew Medina (C), 23- Augustine Uriel Maguire, 14- Joaquin Zambrano, 15- Thomas Passaro.
Changes: PT: 35′ Gerónimo Meyer Pellegrini brings in Francisco Garoby. ST: 0′ Juan Landau was scored by Nicholas Demaria Duarte, 12′ Pedro Jose Castro Nevares was scored by Nicholas Elewaut.
Coaches: Joaquín Bruto, Federico Fitte, Hernan Martire and Adolfo Bavio.
SIC (21): 1- Facundo Martin, 2- Franco Presta, 3- Ignatius Noel, 20- Thomas Serrano, 19- Augustine Corral, 6- Tobias Suarez Blanch, 7- Luca Lorenzetti, 8- Thomas Lagarre, 9- Felipe Sascaro, 10- Augustine Sascaro, 11- Ignatius Coelho, 12- John Matthew Busso, 13- Ignatius Pietranera, 14- Peter Ramallo, 15- Manuel Ibañez from Belaustegui.
Coaches: Juan Sascaro and Joaquin Villegas.
POINTS IN THE FIRST HALF: 5′ Penalty converted by Agustín Sascaro (SIC), 20′ Attempt by Lucas Ponce converted by Nicolás Amadeo (C), 40′ Drop converted by Agustín Sascaro (SIC).
PARTIAL RESULTS: CUBA 7 – 6 SIC
POINTS IN THE SECOND HALF: 6′ Penalty converted by Agustín Sascaro (SIC), 10′ Penalty converted by Nicolás Amadeo (C), 15′ Penalty converted by Nicolás Amadeo (C), 20′ Try by Pedro José Castro Nevares (C), 38′ Try by Agustín Corral (SIC), 40′ Try by Ignacio Coelho which was converted by Agustín Sascaro (SIC).
FINAL RESULT: CUBA 18 – 21 SIC
WARNED: ST: 32′ Lucas Ponce (C).
BASKETBALL COURT: CUBA, Villa de Mayo.
REFEREE: Joaquín Aricó.