Two solid wins in Round 2 of Kenguru Cup have put daylight between Oslo East and the chasing pack.
In perfect conditions at Storebrand Stadion, East once again showed its class and composure, running out winners in its two closely fought games.
Playing on their home turf for the first time this year, Ås put in a spirited and much improved performance, pushing the Easties to the limit. Ultimately their efforts fell just short, and East walked away with a tight 21-19 win. East would have to count themselves lucky that their poor goal kicking – two goals and nine behinds – didn’t cost them a win against their straight-kicking rivals.
The Battlers had no time to reflect on what might have been, because their other big-city foe, Oslo West, was waiting for them in game two. The Ås attack managed an almost identical output to its three-goal return in game one. As the game progressed however the West forward line managed to get away from Ås, as it racked up six majors en route to a comfortable 43 to 21 victory.
Oslo’s finest squared off in the final game of the round, and in a familiar story, East handled its crosstown nemesis, inflicting a solid 40 to 29 win to extend its winning streak.
Sitting on four wins from four matches, the race is on for West and Ås to catch the rejuventated Oslo East outfit. Time is on their side, but are they good enough?