vs Maitland at Home 14/06/14
Despite heavy rain overnight, following a couple of weeks of wet weather, the ground was in good condition. It was a bit wet along the edges but the playing area was generally solid. What a great day for Beaches Rugby. The first time we have beaten Maitland in 2nd grade, the first time in 3rd grade and the first time in all 4 grades. Apparently a well deserved keg is being shouted for the players at The Gunyah.
Premier 3 We are a bit short on numbers throughout all grades because of injury. But everyone stepped up today. We led 10-7 at half time and got away to a 17-7 lead until Maitland clawed their way back to lead 19-17 at the end of the game. But a penalty to us on their 22 and about 10 in from the sideline saw Sam Logan kick the goal to give us a well deserved 20-19 victory. Well done everyone. Players points went 3 to Ed Todd-Jones, 2 to Sam Logan and 1 to Colin Bodey.
Colts This was a game of 6th placed Beaches versus 3rd placed Maitland. After today’s win we stay in 6th but if we win over the next couple of weeks then we’ll be in the 5. The next 4 weeks see us against Merewether at home, Hamilton away, Wanderers at home and Waratah at home. Four tough games but this side is playing so well and improving so much each week it’s not a tall order to say that we’re in with a chance to win all 4 The coaches believed we stuck to our structures in the first 25 minutes to reap the benefits. We led 13-7 at half time but let them back into the game in the second half. We then took back our game plan and shut them out to win 34-19. Players points went 3 to Jessie, 2 to Mitch and 1 to Sam Winstone
Premier 2 We had to work hard against a traditionally strong Maitland second grade. We have been short of numbers so a very big thanks to Chris Wadsworth, Liam Gavin and Big Dog for backing up from Colts. This bonus point 29-19 win sees us in clear second place by 4 points. Players points went 3 to Baz, 2 to Gilko and 1 to Logan Welcome to Pee Wee for his first club game
Premier 1 Injuries forced some last minute changes in the forwards. But again everyone gave 100% especially the big hearted effort from Ray Furphy We led 19-0 at half time after some good controlled footy. Unfortunately we had the penalty count against us again and a resurgent Maitland put the pressure on in the second half. But we defended well for long periods and although they scored eventually it was just the weight of possession that allowed them to get back in the game. We won 24-17 after some nail biting defence at the end. Players points went 3 to KJ, 2 to Daniel and 1 to Lanzo This capped off a great day of Rugby for the club. Great work all players, coaches and helpers