July 26, 2003
St Paul was in more summer action at the weekend playing against the Minnesota U21 side at Columbia Park. On a very hot summer day St. Paul took the lead with two penalties from the boot of Bill Bridgman. The Minnesota U21 side struck back quickly with their backline crossing for a try under the post which was converted.
The Pigs fought back with tries from John Sydow and Jay Sandeen who went over after a sustained period of pressure that saw the backs and forwards linking and supporting well. Grant Dietrich went over for St. Paul’s third try after some strong evasive running and Bill Bridgman was able to convert two of St. Paul’s tries as well as successfully making a drop goal.
Tony Lano, who was able to break the Minnesota U21 line, rounded off the St Paul scoring with a try under the post, which he was also able to convert.