Ohio demolish San Francisco while Denver return to winning ways as they outsmarted Sacramento in the USA PRO League%u200B on Sunday.
Sacramento head back to California where they will play San Francisco with Denver enjoying a week off before hosting San Diego on July 10.
The win allows Ohio to edge closer to the table topping Denver side with the former getting to host San Diego next week.
Denver 29-13 Sacramento
CIBER Field, Denver
Denver bounced back from last week's loss to Ohio after securing a 29-13 victory over Sacramento on Sunday.
The powerful home side's forwards have been in impressive form at both lineout and scrum set pieces as well at breakdown.
It was the visitors who pushed Denver to their limits and with the half time score on 10-8 in favour of the Sacramento as the players headed into the tunnel.
Former Springbok and Bulls Pedrie Wannenburg got two of Denver's three tries as they outscored Sacramento by three tries to two.
Both of Wannenburg's tries came in the second half while replacement Lynton Mare got the first try for the home side while the boot of Will Magie added one conversion and four penalties.
Sacramento number eight Kyle Sumsion got his side's only try with former Azurri veteran Mirco Bergamasco kicking the converion along with two penalties.
A five metre scrum on the stroke of half time allowed the 24-year-old Eagles loose forward Sumsion to muscle to hand the visitors a slender two-point lead heading into the break.
The second 40 belonged to the home side as they managed to exert their domination at the set pieces despite being one man down after replacement prop Jake Turnball saw yellow for a high tackle in the final minutes of the first half.
It was the physical prowess of the seven man Denver pack that proved to be the difference in the end as Wannenburg scored both of his tries off the hard work done by the forwards.
Tries: Wannenburg 2, Mare
Pens: Magie 4
Yellow card: Turnbull
Pens: Bergamasco 2
Denver: 15 Maximo de Achaval, 14 Mike Garrity, 13 Timana Tahu, 12 Ata Malifa, 11 Dustin Croy, 10 Will Magie, 9 Mose Timoteo, 8 Pedrie Wannenburg (c), 7 Logan Collins, 6 Zac Pauga, 5 Brodie Orth, 4 Lynton Mare, 3 Soane Leger, 2 Zach Fenoglio, 1 Nick Wallace
Replacements: 16 Hanco Germishuys, 17 Luke White, 18 Jake Turnbull, 19 Christian Wiessing, 20 Lynton Mare, 21 Bobby Impson, 22 Martin Knoetze, 23 Michael Al-Jiboori
Sacramento: 15 Garrett Brewer 14 Cody Jerabek, 13 Nemia Qoro, 12 Mirco Bergamasco (c), 11 Ryan Thompson, 10 Harry Bennett, 9 Chris Saint, 8 Kyle Sumsion, 7 Kali Tavake, 6 Ryan Koewler, 5 Sione Sina, 4 Robert Meeson, 3 Eric Fry, 2 Cameron Falcon, 1 Valdemar Lee-Lo
Replacements: 16 Ray Barkwill, 17 Estephan Tuamasaga, 18 Olive Kilifi, 19 Matt Doubek, 20 Sione Latu, 21 Jope Motokana, 22 Pate Takiveikata, 23 Alex Hodgkinson
Referee: Scott Green
Assistants: Leah Berard & Marc Nelson
Ohio 71-20 San Francisco
Memorial Park, Obetz
Ohio thoroughly outclassed, outsmarted and outscored San Francisco by beating them 71-20 at Memorial Park in Obetz on Sunday.
The home side crossed the whitewash 13 times while San Francisco's two tries, which included a penalty try, were scored in the final ten minutes of the match.
A brace apiece for Spike Davis and Sebastian Kalm while the other eleven tries were scored by Alex Elkins, Pierce Dargan, Filippo Ferrarini, Peter Malcolm, Dylan Fawsitt, Ahmad Harajly and Dominic Waldouck for Ohio.
Shaun Davies and Robbie Shaw kicked four conversions each while Volney Rouse added two conversions and two penalties.
Ohio demolished their opponents in the second half which saw them add 47 points to the 24-6 half time score.
In total nine tries were scored in the second 40 with both Davis and Kalm dotting down for their second tries within quick succession.
Tries: Davis 2, Kalm 2, Elkins, Dargan, Ferrarini, Malcolm, Fawsitt, Harajly, Waldouck
Cons: Davies 4, Shaw 4
For San Francisco:
Tries: Penalty try, O’Hara
Cons: Rouse 2
Pens: Rouse 2
Ohio: 15 Allan Hanson 14 Spike Davis, 13 Dominic Waldouck, 12 Roland Suniula, 11 Alex Elkins, 10 Zac Mizell, 9 Shaun Davies (c), 8 Riekert Hattingh, 7 Sebastián Kalm, 6 Filippo Ferrarini, 5 Ryan McTiernan, 4 Pierce Dargan, 3 Demecus Beach, 2 Dylan Fawsitt, 1 Jamie Mackintosh
Replacements: 16 Peter Malcolm, 17 Derrek van Klein, 18 Dominic Pezzutti, 19 Chad Joseph, 20 Ryan Cochran, 21 Robbie Shaw, 22 Chris Kunkel, 23 Ahmad Harajly
San Francisco: 15 Martini Talapusi, 14 Michael Haley, 13 Junior Helu, 12 Orene Ai’i, 11 Jake Anderson, 10 Volney Rouse (c), 9 Devereaux Ferris, 8 Bill Fukofuka, 7 Sam Finau, 6 Siupeli Sakalia, 5 Jérémy Lenaerts, 4 Nick Grass, 3 Fancy Namulau’ulu, 2 Patrick Latu, 1 Niko Lolohea
Replacements: 16 Jacob Finau, 17 Codi Jones, 18 Saimone Laulaupea’alu, 19 Siaosi Mahoni, 20 Neil Barrett, 21 Michael Reid, 22 Pila Huihui, 23 Jack O’Hara
Referee: Derek Summers
Assistants: Nick Ricono & Jamie Miller