vs University at Home 31/05/14
This game was transferred from what should have been a Uni home game because a burst water main had flooded their ground a couple of weeks ago and then rain later in the week didn’t allow it to dry out enough.
Our ground, although damp around the edges was in good nick. It got a bit cooler in the afternoon with a breeze favouring the team running from our right to left.
This was a clash between the 2 sides playing for 2nd place.
We were down 12-0 at half time and lost 12-5.
Lucas felt it was a tough game that we lost in the first half—and indication on the scoreboard. We didn’t get off our line in defence in the first half but when we did in the second we dominated.
Although we worked hard in the second half we couldn’t put them away.
Players points went 3 to Colin Bodey, 2 to Blake Cook and 1 to Sean Levey
We won this game 20-19 after being 12-12 at half time. Sean felt we were a bit stifled in attack against a side that seemed to be off side a lot in the first half.
We are improving each week and a pleasing thing from today was that we took 5 tight heads against their much vaunted front row. Well done, boys.
Players points went 3 to Jessie nelson, 2 to Connor Gralton and 1 to Sam Winstone.
In a scoreline that didn’t really reflect the game we went in at half time at 8-8 but powered home to win 32-13.
Possibly there was a feeling that we only had to go through the motions to beat Uni.
Fortunately the boys stuck to the task and won comfortably.
The team managers in a salubrious mood felt the referee at times was a bit obtuse in his rulings. But then how can they disagree after reports of their salacious gossiping?
Congratulations to Marty Delore on 100 First Grade games—and I think the try he scored was the first of the game.
We won 62-12 in a game that at times was scrappy
If anyone knows what is our highest point score for, since we have been in Premier 1?
Congratulations also to Chris Wadsworth who incidentally travels down from Singleton each week to play in his First Grade debut off the bench
I think last week or the week before Big Dog also had his debut off the bench.
There were some great individual efforts today but it was hard to go past the Players player Mick Delore who attacked the line to make many breaks.
A week off then Maitland then the start of the second round.