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The Glendale Raptors came back late to beat Belmont Shore 34-25 in a showy, slushy Infinity Park in Glendale Saturday.

The Raptors trailed for most of the game, but with 20 minutes to go Shore started to get into serious penalty trouble. A red card, then a yellow for a dangerous tackle, and a yellow for mouthing off put Shore down to 12 men as they protected a 25-15 lead.

Shore had torched Glendale early with some powerful runners, and te pick of their tries was Pati Uiagalelei wrong-footing everyone in the slush and making the remaining Glendale defenders very wary of bringing him down.

That was too much to ask. And while in a goal line stand Belmont appeared to have forced a dropped ball and perhaps mounted a counter-attack, they were called back for a scrum infringement. Soon thereafter Glendale scored through No. 8 Zac Pauga on an uncontested eightman pick. That made it 25-22, and then good ball movement put Christian Saramento in under the posts, and after that Dustin Croy capped off another well-run movement.

The Belmont team was just too tested having to cover for three absent players for about seven minutes, and finishing the game shorthanded.

Glendale Raptors
1 PEKO, JOASH
2 FENOGLIO, ZACK
3 KENNEDY, ZACK
4 GRAVES, DOUGLAS
5 ROCK, CASEY
6 SCOTT, SPENCER
7 WELCH, AUSTIN
8 PAUGA, ZAC
9 SNEAD, DAVID
10 GRAHAM, MICHAEL
11 STATLER, MAXWELL
12 PAUGA, JUSTIN
13 LONDON, CHAD
14 BRYANT, PRESTON
15 CROY, DUSTIN

16 HAWARD, JACK
17 MITCHELL, JUSTIN
18 SUTCLIFFE, JOSHUA
19 SARAMENTO, CRISTIAN
20 ROBERTSON, MAX
21 MILLER, CRAWFORD
22 CASWELL, DAVID
23 WILLIS, BRETT

Belmont Shore
1 SCHILLING, BRICE
2 SWEET, MICHAEL
3 GRUBBS, JACOB
4 LILLEY, SAMUEL
5 CARPENTER, IAN
6 PATU JR, LUTERU
7 O`MALLEY, JOHN
8 DAHL, PETER
9 BALL, RAINER
10 IOSIA, MATAVAINA
11 UIAGALELEI, SINIPATI
12 PITTS, EDGAR
13 SIO, PETER
14 IOSIA, PASEFIKA
15 POUND, GEOFFREY

16 FAAMATAU, PIO
17 PAPADOPOLOUS, PANAYIOTI
18 SCHWARZ, ALEX
19 ZIEGLER, MICHAEL
20 NIFO, PETER
21 BION, PATRICK
22 MUSE, JAMES
23 BOYD, JUSTIN