There were two upsets in the opening round of the Intercol Rugby League Championship on Saturday. Defending Champions GC Foster College Lions went down to a shock 18-22 defeat at the hands of The Mico University College Crocs at home.
Meanwhile , Caribbean Maritime University ‘Spartans, who finished bottom of the table last year, held off number two ranked Excelsior Community College Eagles 16-10 at the Excelsior High School. The University of the West Indies Pelicans recorded the biggest win of the round with a convincing 30-14 triumph over University of Technology Knights.
Mico was led by half-back Dominic Brown who scored 10 points from 5 kicks. He got support from fullback Kwame Blake, loose forward Romario Pennant and powerful second row Roman Parkes, each scoring a try. For GC Foster, center Quincy Jones top scored with 8 points from 2 tries, Devon Thomas had 6 points from a try and a goal, winger Adrian Thomas completed their points with a late try in the second half.
CMU was led by winger Adrian Brown with 6 points from a try and a goal. He got support from centers Dondre Haughton and Giovannie Salve with a try each. Only Sheldon Kelly managed a try for Exed, the rest of their points came from Donhue Sinclair (2 goals) and To-Wayne Dawkins (1 goal).
UWI’s dominant performance was built on 14 points scored by national half-back Adrain Hall. The diminutive play maker scored 2 tries and kicked 3 goals. Delano Jarrett supported with 8 points from 2 tries and Regis Reyes and Michael Person each scored a try to complete UWI’s points. For UTech, Kile Nembhard top scored with 6 points from 3 goals and Jenson Morris and Bruce Higgins each scored a try.
(All games at 3:30pm)
CMU Spartans UTech Knights at Breezy Castle (Thur. Jan 31)
Exed Eagles V. GC Foster Lions at Excelsior Community College (Sat. Feb 2)
UWI Pelicans V Mico Crocs at UWI (Sat. Feb 2)