Ladysmith wins their line-out ball at the rugby game at the secondary school

Ladysmith wins their line-out ball at the rugby game at the secondary school

Senior boys continue winning ways

Ladysmith’s senior boys’ rugby brought home another win last week while the junior team fought another back and forth game.

Senior coach Pete Kis-Toth said while the team came away with the 17-5 over Courtenay’s Mark Isfeld school, it was a tougher push than they were expecting.

“They had a really simple game plan and they executed it very well.”

The visitors put a lot of pressure on LSS’s flyhalf which shutdown a lot of the team’s chance to spread the ball across the field and get the full potential out of the back line.

“We weren’t able to adapt well to what they were doing,” said Kis-Toth.

LSS, he said, played a better second-half and the forwards started producing better ball and line-outs were much better. Kis-Toth was also pleased with their usage penalties.

“I think Mark Isfeld wore out at the end of the game.”

Kis-Toth said the team will be working on getting to the breakdown faster and talking about how to better adapt to opposition play.

The senior team travels to Cedar on Thursday.

The Junior Boys had to play an exhibition match against Shawnigan Lake after their regular game was cancelled.

Coach Kyle MacDonald said it was a back and forth affair with Ladysmith scoring in the last 10 minutes to gain the lead and Shawnigan Lake sealing the 24-20 victory with two minutes left.

“It was a pretty even match,” said MacDonald. “It was the best game they’ve played this year.”

Organization of the defence will continue to be the focus for the juniors as they have a bye this week.