Apr 5 | PW vs Reading

Reading looked more like a swarm of bumble bees than a playoff contender as they arrived yesterday sporting their new black and gold striped uniforms sponsored by Gold's Gym. Reading's play, however, proved formidable as a well contested EPRU semfinal match was enjoyed by several hundred fans on sunny day at Memorial Hall field in Fairmount Park.

The semifinal win propells PW into the EPRU D3 final today, Sunday APR 6 at 2:30pm at Memorial Hall field in Fairmount Park versus Old Gaelic. Old Gaelic defeated Lehigh Valley yesterday convincingly at their home pitch.

"It’s been a long cold preseason. I think it's safe to say that we are ready to play a sanctioned match," Jason Ulikowski, a PW prop, says. "We know Reading is a big physical team that likes to run off the rucks. As long as we stick to the basics and do what we are coached to do I'm confident we will come out on top." In the end, PW did stick to the basics a little bit more than their foe from Reading and PW pulled out a 43-22 victory.

PW Lineup v. Reading

1. Uli
2. Thomson
3. Cecil
4. Walsh
5. Bleam
6. Stewart
7. Rocco
8. Haller
9. Pierce
10. Spanky
11. Doink
12. Knab
13. Miller
14. Engle
15. Tulio

Reserves
16. Tower
17. Kelly
18. New Steve
19. Terrence
20. Fusco
21. John
22. Karas
23. B. Engle
24. Frey

Kickoff will be at 1:00 p.m. Players should arrive by 11:30 a.m. and be kitted and ready to go no later than 12. The winner will go on to play the winner of the Lehigh Valley vs Old Gaelic match on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Memorial Hall.


Memorial Hall is located in West Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. See directions and map below.

Directions

From 76/Schuylkill Expressway East (heading towards Philly):
Take Exit 341 (Montgomery Drive) and turn right onto Montgomery Drive.
Turn left onto Belmont Avenue - first traffic light.
Turn left onto Avenue of the Republic (formerly N. Concourse Drive) -  first traffic light.
The pitch is on your right at the intersection of Avenue of the Republic and W. Memorial Hall Drive.

From 76/Schuylkill Expressway West (heading away from Philly towards Valley Forge):
Take Exit 341 (Montgomery Drive) and turn left onto Montgomery Drive.
Turn left onto Belmont Avenue - which is second traffic light.
Turn left onto Avenue of the Republic (formerly N. Concourse Drive)- which is first traffic light.
The pitch is on your right at the intersection of Avenue of the Republic and W. Memorial Hall Drive.

 


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