Despite having suffered more than expected, Peñarol achieved a new victory against Coffee Growers Pro 14-13 in a match marked by infringements and errors by both teams. The victory did not cover the poor performance of the Uruguayans, who will have much to improve to face the semifinals of this American Rugby Super League
After an initial dominance by Cafeteros Pro, who had a try canceled by offside, Peñarol took over the game and subdued the Colombian team. The opening of the scoreboard came 10 minutes into the game. After repeated infringements by the visiting team, which ended with a yellow for Enzo Ocampo, Federico Favaro he supported the flag thanks to the good hand play of his team.
However, Peñarol began to make mistakes and possession became more distributed, with Cafeteros Pro attacking in the 10 rivals but with little effectiveness. For this reason, the game entered a lagoon and lost a lot of rhythm. Faced with this situation, after Cafeteros Pro got a penalty, Nicolas Roger He did not hesitate to ask for clubs and reduced the difference to four points. The Colombians did not waste the moment and managed to force another penalty, this time converted by Gonzalo garcia (Roger was injured) from 22. With only one point difference, and one yellow per side (Cristian Milan was booked for a high tackle), the game went into halftime.
The rest was good for Peñarol. The locals went out with everything to play the second half, submitting their rival to defend in their field and scoring a new try, in the hands of Tomás Inciarte and thanks to the error in the reception of Facundo Ferrario, two minutes after the complement. Faced with this constant defensive effort, generated by so much offensive siege, Cafeteros Pro was once again charged with infractions, which earned him a new yellow card, this time for Lautaro Simes.
Following the line of the first, the second returned to distribute possessions between the teams but this time by virtue of the Colombian franchise. Once again, with remarkable self-esteem, Cafeteros Pro managed to get back to one thanks to Enzo Ocampo’s try. However, the decline suffered by the Colombian team, which was again with one less for García’s yellow, did not allow him to turn the result around.
Suffered and with many bad passages, Peñarol took another victory and affirms himself as second in the SLAR. Separate paragraph for the self-esteem of Cafeteros Pro, who despite having spent a long time with one less player, played one of the best teams in this competition.