The HK Scottish Kukris are having a rollercoaster start to the season, a good win over Valley, either side of loses to Gai Wu and Tai Po. The Kukris were looking for a strong performance against HK Cricket Club. And they started brightly, as after only four minutes Lo-Ho Yau sprinted from the halfway line to score under the posts. Karis Cheng converted; 7-0.
Cricket Club came back strongly and worked their way into the Kukris twenty-two. But a penalty for offside gave Kukris the ball. Karis Cheng was able to able to evade several tackles for another 50-metre dash to score under the posts, although she missed her own conversion; 12-0.
Unfortunately at this point the game was halted due to an injury to one of the Cricketers. After the enforced break it was agreed the first half would be completed and the second half consist of the remaining time available. It was the Cricketers who came back strongest and put Kukris under continued pressure. The pressure increased further when Lo-Ho Yau was given a yellow card for offside and spent 10 minutes in the bin.
In spite of repeated assaults on their try line by HKCC, it was the Kukris who scored next, with Nieve Heskin making another long run to score under the posts. Karis Cheng converted. Man-ling Hui and Hau-yi Chung combined well on the right wing, allowing Chung to score, with another conversion from Karis Cheng. The Cricketers immediately responded, shrugging off some soft tackles to open their scoring. Halftime 24 -5.
In the shortened second half any thoughts of a Cricket Club fightback were quickly extinguished. First Sze-ting Li ran an incredible mazy run to touch down. Man-ling Hui quickly followed this up with two fine tries of her own. Karis Cheng converted the latter two. Final score 45-5 to Kukris, with an impressive team performance from the girls.
Next week Hong Kong Scottish Kukris take on USRC Tigers in second v third clash, with both teams on ten points. Cricket Club, still looking for their first win, take on table topping Tai Po Dragons, also on ten points.
Hong Kong Scottish Kukris
Neon Chau, Tiffany Tse, Tung-Hoi Jim, Crystal Lee Oi-Yan, Emily So, Nicola Yip, Nieve Heskin, Sze Ting Li, Karis Cheng, Hau-Yi Chung, Lo-Ho Yau, Andie Ma, Ket Robinson, Man-Ling Hui, Lo-Ho Yau, Yumi Fan Sau-Yi, Angle Leung, Yuen-Ting Fung, Yumi Sau Yu Fan, Po-Ki Chan
Tries: Nieve Heskin, Karis Cheng, Hau-Yi Chung, Man-Ling Hui (2), Lo-Ho Yau, Sze-ting Li
Conversions: Karis Cheng (5)
Edited 30 October to update the try scorers