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Three undefeated teams looks to stay that way this weekend in the MetNY DI club league as Monmouth, New York and Old Blue face off against slightly less fortunate opponents.
Monmouth has exploded with two impressive victories, but will need to face some tougher opponents later in the fall. Old Blue sits at 1-0. The Super League club will play a full DI league schedule and, should they win the league can, like Boston in New England, claim to be champions. But they cannot advance into the playoffs.
And then there’s New York. No bonus points for NY as they play a defense-first game, but they’ve won twice.
Last week they beat a White Plains team that pushed them in last year’s playoffs. Trevor Cassidy played his first game for the club after spending the summer in Cape Town, South Africa playing for Villagers. Cassidy was a welcome addition at No. 8, while lock forward Jamie Boloux produced a Man of the Match performance. Paddy Holman scored on debut and Cassidy also notched a try.
Now New York, which has a bit of a chip on its shoulder, looks ahead to Morris (0-1). No team will admit to looking past any week of games, but the top three have to be thinking about October. On October 15 Monmouth and New York clash, a week later NY takes on Old Blue, and then a week after that Old Blue plays Monmouth. It is those games, certainly, which will decide who is top out of the Big Apple.
LONG ISLAND (0-2) at OLD BLUE (1-0)
WHITE PLAINS (1-1) at MONMOUTH (2-0)
MORRIS (0-1) at NEW YORK (2-0)