Dungog Warriors Under 15’s travelled to Kotara and were defeated 26-14. The team had only 12 players and the boys need to be congratulated on a great game despite the result, after losing one player to an injury leaving us with only 11 players on the field. Kotara were leading at half time and being the stronger team with reserves on their bench.
The boys came back strong in the second half with Sam Thornton off-loading the ball to Brad Andrews, who scored his first try of the season eight minutes into the second half . This try gave the boys a boost of confidence to move forward as a team. Not long after that, Sam Thornton was passed the ball and charged the line and crossed over to score his first try of the season. After a scrum and a small kick from Gus Lawrence, Sam crossed over for his second try, with Cameron McLean converting the try.
Matt Holmes was great with his kicking, with the opposition even commenting on this. Paul Locke and Brad Andrews had great games in the front Row, Jake Eyb and Jake Bannister made some great runs, taking the ball forward along with all other members of the team.
The whole team needs to be congratulated on playing a strong game.
A big Thank you to Mitch Maytom, Rocky Eyb and Matt Chant on helping the boys.
Man of the match this week was awarded to Sam Thornton and Brad Andrews.