Dungog Under 9s vs Morpeth at Morpeth

The Warriors Under 9s travelled to Morpeth to take on the Bulls on Saturday. After a few weeks without playing the boys were champing at the bit for a game. With only 9 players with a couple away, the boys played some fantastic football in an excellent effort of both attack and defence.

The whole team is continuing to work well together in defence with some excellent tackling against a big and mobile Morpeth team. All of the team tackled so well with Darcy Hill, Tom Teleski Williams, Zac Ribbons, Jackobi Haigh, Jack Miller, Riley Cummings, Henry Hancock, Sam Turner and Fraser Lovegrove all contributing and scrambling well when they needed to.

In attack the boys listened to their first receiver and were nice and wide and everyone ran the ball hard and straight. Try scorers were Sam Turner, who scored his first ever try using great vision to notice a chance to dive over from dummy half. Jack Miller proved too fast and strong when he scored off a tap restart, Darcy Hill picked up a kick on his own line and outsprinted the opposition to score a length of the field try. Fraser Lovegrove scored two tries with some hard and elusive running and Henry Hancock scored three tries, proving too fast and too elusive to record a much needed hat trick of tries for the junior Warriors.

It was a gutsy effort with only 9 players and the boys are sticking together and helping each other which is very pleasing and such an important part of being a good team. Player of the week this week was Zac Ribbons who had his best game of his career, making some outstanding one on one tackles, as well as running the ball with real purpose as well as doing a great job at dummy half when required. Well done Zac and well done to everyone involved. See you at training Thursday. James Lovegrove