Summing up the day

30 Sep 2017
Not a bad day´s rugby where Exiles will be pretty happy and Pingvin less so.

Results:
Men´s final: Game 1 Pingvin - Exiles 8 - 17
Ladies´ semis: Game 1 Pingvin - Exiles 5 - 36;Enköping - Vänersborg 8 - 26
Men´s 3rd place: Game 1 Hammarby - Enköping 43 - 24
Promotion Allsvenskan Game 2 Trojan - Göteborg 30 - 13 Aggregate 35 - 25

Exiles Men with a nine point lead before their final home match next week. Exiles a bit nonchalant when leading 17 - 3, with an extra man and the wind behind them. They brought on the whole bench with 25" to play and let Pingvin in for their only try on the final whistle.

Exiles Ladies and Vänersborg as expected too strong for their semifinal opponents. They are likely to meet in the one-off final in Stockholm in a couple of week´s time. Could be a very good game.

Hammarby too good for Enköping for the bronze medal. Enköping fielded a reasonably good team and are unlikely to catch up 20 points next week.

Perhaps the surprise of the day was when Trojan caught up their 7 point deficit and more against Göteborg to retain their place in Allsvenskan. Most clubs would like to see six teams next year, i e including Göteborg as well. Göteborg would do well to think very carefully about this, however, as Trojan were a clear last in Allsvenskan this year and yet still beat Göteborg over the last two weeks.

Author: HM Sr