Dungog Under13’s defeated Swansea 18 to 4.
Today was a real test for our young men, playing with only 12 players & most of the game with only 11. The weather conditions were wet, rainy and cold.
When these young men were asked to step up and show their metal, they all responded brilliantly.
Bone crushing defence by our forward pack, meant, Swansea didn’t get out of their own half until the 20th minute of the game and that was when we only had 11 players on the field.
Three tries were scored in the first half, these by Jerry Piper, Mitch Andrews and Broc Hunt.
Swansea were a strong side, however, they had no answer to our defence, they were continually jarred backwards by Jerry Piper, Broc Hunt, Mitch Andrews and Dane Laman as well as the rest of our players all stepping up and putting their bodies on the line.
In attack, strong runs, as always, by Broc Hunt, Jerry Piper and Mitch Andrews just kept making us good metres, leaving the Swansea defence in tatters behind them, this was all helped by good service from dummy half by Adam Blakemore.
Toby Ware at fullback was safe as always under the high ball and made good return runs as well as filling in at dummy half at times and making good runs from there as well.
Swansea managed to cross our line in the 8th minute of the 2nd half, when, again we were down to 11 players and stretched us out wide with an overlap to score.
Ollie Pritchard showed great kicking skills today throughout the match in very testing conditions.
Conner McLean, Riley Atkins, Alec Campbell, Angus Smith-Morgan and Lachlan Edwards showed great team work backing up all runs and supporting all team mated throughout the match.
It was a pleasure to watch our young men really stepping up today especially short of players against a strong side, well done boys it was a fantastic effort. Tries by- Broc Hunt 2, Jerry Piper 1 and Mitch Andrews 1 and 1 goal to Ollie Pritchard.