Northwood hosted St Charles on Saturday on a windy afternoon. Northwood won the toss and elected to play into a strong South Westerly wind.
The ball in hand approach soon proved effective, with Northwood dominating the collisions and gain line and scoring 2 nice tries. A few missed opportunities by Northwood kept St Charles in the game before a defensive lapse in the midfield, and an interception just before half time saw St Charles turn at the half, leading 14-12 despite Northwood being the dominant team.
Turning with the wind now at their backs Northwood used the conditions to their advantage and dominated territory.
Some solid defense saw the Northwood team keep St Charles scoreless in the second half while a penalty and a try in the corner saw Northwood home 22-14. Congratulations to the Northwood team!