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Delmarva Rugby Club falls to Philadelphia Gryphons 35-7

By Nick Roth | Apr 13, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth Delmarva's AJ Williams, left, reaches for the ball during a line-out throw in.

Lewes — The Delmarva Rugby Club hosted the Philadelphia Gryphons April 13 at Beacon Middle School. The Gryphons earned a 35-7 win.

Both clubs are members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union. The Gryphons beat Delmarva earlier this season 35-19 at the annual Pocono Cup tournament.

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Michael Reilly looks for an opening in the Philadelphia defense. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Brian Clarke tries to slow down a Gryphons player who found some open space. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Players from both teams scrum for the ball. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Darice Atkins pulls the ball out of the scrum. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Delmarva's AJ Williams, left, battles with a Gryphons player for the line-out throw-in. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Ryan Batdorf tosses the ball back to a teammate. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Brian Clarke pitches the ball as he takes a hit from a Gryphons defender. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Brian Clarke, left, and Chris Sylvester tackle a Philadelphia player along the touch line. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Delmarva's Brian Clarke drags down a Gryphons player. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Michael Reilly grabs control of the ball out of the scrum. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Ryan Batdorf laterals to an open player. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Chris Sylvester takes a hit as he tries to pull down a Philadelphia player. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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