Hamilton at home, always a tough task especially when a few changes had to be made on the day due to injury and illness, a big effort to those guys who stepped up and took the place of those missing. A special congrats to Connor for I think his first full game in first grade (if I’m wrong you still made it in the report Connor). A beautiful day on an ANZAC weekend for some great rugby, I’d also like to mention Mitch’s ANZAC day commemoration, well done. Someone mentioned to me later in the day that they didn’t know how well he could play the bugle, we all thought Stan was the only musical Ostle.
A hard day at the office for the club but good to see commitment and willingness throughout the grades. First grade were beaten 46-20 by a well drilled and big Hamilton unit. However, 2 yellow cards cost us dearly, 4 tries during those times to Hamilton and missing out on a number of 50/50 decisions didn’t help the score line. An effort the boys should be proud of and plenty of good old fashioned guts by all. We showed Hamilton what we could do when we secured good ball. It’s good to see the backs running and having a go, now that they know what a rugby ball looks like and what you are supposed to do with it. Tries by Mick Delore (2) and Andy “on one leg” Delore (1). Bones did the rest with a penalty and conversion. The tries were all good team efforts and one of Mick’s tries had a touch of magic with an over the shoulder ball, try of the day.
A good day at home: at the canteen, bbq and bar and a big thanks to all who helped out during the day in all facets to make the day a success for the club.