Ladies Day Recap – Round 10 – Dukes Old Boys vs Maccabi

A strong showing from the Dukes on Ladies Day has seen them narrowly go down to Maccabi 19-10 in a tough match at Booralee Oval.

The Dukes scored 2 tries to 1 in a very tight match and were extremely unlucky not to come away with not only a Bonus Point (for losing under 7 points), but unlucky not to record win 3 for the 2015 season. Some fantastic rugby from the Dukes backline lead by Benny Tureva and supported by Apete Tureva, Craig Brent, Vlad Yershov, Matt Langford and Hung Luong – backed up with a solid forward pack consisting of Brendan Hoskins, Alex Schulz, Phil Hughes, Phil Tovey, Alex Cavanaugh and Bill Hodgetts very nearly got the Dukes over the Maccabians.

A late yellow card (for a questionable tackle without arms) as well as the club first ever red card courtesy of Benny Tureva (for striking an opponent after being struck himself) left the Dukes with 13 men for the final 10 of the final 15 minutes made it very difficult for the boys to get back into the game. As noted earlier, 2 tries were scored by the Dukes to the Maccabi side’s 1, their penalty kicks played a massive part in them getting the W on the day.

Some of the Duchesses enjoying their raffle
 winnings!

The ladies on the sideline all enjoyed themselves with the unlimited Champagne, cupcakes and various other treats. We thank all the Duchesses for showing up for the game, as well as after the match at the Captain Cook Hotel where “Dukes Idol” and the Ladies Day raffle took place.

A HUGE thank you to Hung Luong (our resident chef!) for the cupcakes as well as to Phil Tovey, Mark Wilcox, Bill Hodgetts, Jonathon Row (who by all reports was doing quite well for himself at the post match!) and Phillip Hughes for organising and helping make the day run as smoothly as possible.

(Note: Apologies from myself (Mango) for not having this up sooner! Work and a lack of spare time hammered me this week but rest assured a report of the Burraneer game will be up in the following few days.)

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