On a warm St Patrick's Day morning in City Park, Br Martin took on league rival St Paul. St Paul started the game in the Br Martin half of the field through hard charging runs and Br Martin penalties. After a few minutes, St Paul cracked the Crusader defense and scored first. The conversion was good and St Paul took a 7-0 lead. The Crusaders couldn't get out of their half of the field for a long stretch of the first half. Every time the Crusaders would seemingly make a positive play, it was negated by a penalty.
The Crusaders remained patient and held their composure and finally reached the St Paul Try line. After a series of pick and goes, Senior Gus Heller put Br Martin on the board. The conversion failed and Brother Martin trailed 7-5. Shortly before halftime, Cade Sheehan bulled over for Brother Martin's second try. Josh Merritt hit the conversion and Br Martin led at half 12 -7.
Br Martin's defense was stellar for the remainder of the match not allowing St Paul to score again.
Jack Tucker lead the scoring in the second half with a neat break from the base of a ruck, winding his way through the defense till he found the try line. Br Martin 17 - 7. Senior prop, Kyran Matherne, was next with a hard charging run. Josh Merritt converted the try. Crusader's 24 - 7. Br Martin’s last try was scored by senior number 8 and Man of the Match Sam Mosrie. Br Martin played the last few minutes down 2 men for yellow cards given for technical violations, but its defense stood firm.
Final Score Br Martin 29 St Paul 7.