Gastricum – After a tough match against Haarlem last weekend, CAS RC got their revenge this week in a traditional match against ‘t Gooi. After a thrilling game, a 22-28 win was eventually clawed back for Gastricum, which saw CAS RC rise to fifth place in the standings. However, it’s more exciting in the Premier League as DIOK and The Hague also won their matches, giving them the same number of match points as CAS RC, albeit with a lower goal difference. Halfway through the season, a top 6 finish will qualify you for the play-offs for the National Championship.
CAS RC got off to a good start in the away match against ‘t Gooi. Shortly after the start of the match, Irangi Tanier scored the first try with good persistence, Hein Knoop converted to make it 0-7. After this, ‘de Gooi came back strong. Partly due to a driving maul, two tries were conceded but both were unconverted, limiting the score to 10-7. The game then went back and forth with CAS RC having the better of the game and ‘t Gooi having the upper hand at stages, eventually CAS RC getting another penalty kick and ‘t Gooi another try, resulting in a half time score. 15. reached -10.
Good second half
As the second half progressed, CAS RC continued to improve and took the lead especially in the latter part of the game. CAS RC’s defense was also excellent, so ‘t Gooi had no chance to extend its lead. The turning point in the game was initiated by Jord Dorneball breaking from close to his own try line to ‘de Kooin’s try line, where he was eventually stopped. However, as a result of pressure from CAS RC, a try with a conversion could still be scored, allowing CAS RC to take the lead: 22-21. Then, with continued pressure from a scrum with a good break, the final score was reached: 22-28.
Good third half
After the successful match, a beautiful third half followed: after the match, the players quickly returned to the clubhouse in Gastricum where, along with two hundred fans, they were able to watch the World Cup final between New Zealand and South Africa. A large screen is viewed. (Photo: Pixabay)
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