Eyeing up a try
Simon Hood, of the Hunter’s Ale House P.E.I. Mudmen, tries to break a tackle Saturday during Nova Scotia Senior Men’s Rugby League elite division action against the Fredericton Loyalists at Co-op Field. Hood would score a try on the play, but Fredericton won the back-and-forth contest 31-27 to improve to 3-0. P.E.I. is 1-1. The Mudmen scored with a couple minutes to play to cut the deficit to four and were deep in Fredericton’s end of the field, threatening to take the lead, but the Loyalists defence held near the goal-line. Captain and fullback Charlie Waddell was the Mudmen’s man of the match. Waddell, Phil Gallant and Adam Fitzpatrick each scored a try while Fitzpatrick added two converts and one penalty kick. The Mudmen’s first division squad plays in Saint John, N.B., on Saturday while the second division Mudmen team has its first game Sunday with the Halifax Tars.