McCormick Cup Round 3 Recap

The Burlington Centaurs (10) Cup run has unfortunately come to an end. The squad returned to “The Square” to face the battle tested Markham Irish (3). The semifinal berth would mark the farthest the Centaurs Sr. Men have ever been. And also, would make them 1 of the 4 teams left in the province which included Brantford and The Beaches. Nevertheless, the Cinderella story has finally come to an end as they fell short 57-20 to the home side. The Irish were a well-structured, big and aggressive side which pressured the Centaurs for a full 80-mins. The Irish set-piece and forward controlled attack caused problems for the Centaurs which infiltrated their defense.

Tries were scored by Josh Jones, Zach Shurtleff and Tim Morton. Brendan Bryan also had one penalty and one conversion. Noteworthy mentions also include A. Wilson, J. Tanner, Jeff Brownson and T. Atkinson who battled for an entire 80 mins in the losing effort.

Though the season was filled with a lot of highs and some lows, the club culture is moving in the right direction. Many thanks to our coaching staff, travelling fans, many alumni and committed players who continued to train even though they were not selected in the 23-man roster.