Saturday, July 4, 2009 – Submitted by Doug Crosse in Charleston, SC Bookmark and Share
The USA has won the opening match of the home and away World Cup qualifying series, beating Canada 12-6 in Charleston, South Carolina. The two teams now move to Edmonton, Alberta for the crucial second match with the USA holding a six point advantage. The winning team gets a place in the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.
Mike Hercus for the USA kicked one first half penalty and a drop goal while James Pritchard slotted two penalties to produce the half time score of 6-6.
The second half scores were all penalties with Hercus slotting two, whilst Pritchard missed one and so we had the final score of:
USA 12 Canada 6
Penalty: Mike Hercus (3)
Drop-kick: Mike Hercus
Penalty: James Pritchard (2)
Referee: Allan Roland (Ireland)