Pelham Youth Rugby hosted Aspetuck Rugby Club and St Peter’s Prep JV on Sunday

st petersPelham’s U16 team played St. Peter’s Prep JV to start the day on Sunday. Pelham jumped out to a quick 19-0 lead in the first half on tries by prop Kevin Ndou, scrumhalf Luke Persanis and center Danny Maydwell. St Peter’s battled back to close to a 31-21 halftime score. Pelham responded with a very strong second half, holding St Peter’s to one try while scoring 37 points. Honorable mentions went to Luke Persanis (2 tries 1 conversion), Harry Fanning (1 try, 9 conversions) and Cian Burns for a strong performance at flyhalf. Man of the match was awarded to prop Christian Battaglia (1 try).

Lineup: Battaglia, Collins, Calamari, Ndou, Perez, Rabinowitz, Biskup, Westall (c), Persanis (c), Burns, Monaco, Johnson, Fanning, Maydwell, Killeen.

Subs (rolling subs in JV games): Pasa, Wallace, Scampoli, Galiani, Vigroux, Amato, Marshall.

Pelham’s U14 team then took on Aspetuck from Connecticut. Pelham struggled mightily against a big, strong, well-coached Aspetuck, eventually falling 38-14.

The day finished with the Pelham U12 team playing Aspetuck, a great match with lots of back and forth. With two minutes left, it was 10-10. Pelham’s Matyus Spunberg scampered down the left side of the pitch for a 60-yard try. For the next two minutes, Aspetuck hammered at the Pelham line, only to be turned away again and again by stout defense. Pelham won 15-10.

Next up: Pelham U16 travel to play Fordham Prep JV on Wednesday and next weekend the club hosts Essex County Rugby from Massachusetts with games for all three teams.