On their home pitch Saturday in Queidersbach, the Ramstein Rogues rugby club defeated Worms, 12-5.
The game was a hotly-anticipated match, as Worms had defeated the Rogues earlier in the season, and Ramstein was looking for payback.
Worms scored first after 10 minutes of playtime, but the conversion kick failed, leaving the visitors a 5-0 advantage. Ramstein countered quickly, as a mauling mass of players bulldozed past defenders, allowing a first-time score by Eddie Mascorro. After Rico Colon’s conversion kick, Ramstein inched ahead 7-5.
The Rogues continued to dominate ball possession in the first half, and Jesus Ramos punched through for another five points to run the halftime score to a 12-5 Ramstein advantage.
The second half passed unmarred by scores or injuries despite aggressive challenges by both sides. Afterwards, Ramstein’s Merton Dewitt sized up the meaning of the victory.
“The Worms team lost their home field advantage from our last match in Speyer,” he said. “With improved refereeing and the full squad of Ramstein present, we should have scored more.”
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