On Saturday we travelled to Kurri Kurri to take on the bulldogs. Kurri scored in the first 5 minutes with some uncommon missed tackles from the Warriors. Following the restart, we had some great runs up field where Connor Hannan dived over from dummy half. Kurri scored pretty much straight away with a run up the sideline & the Bulldog’s player was too quick for our defence. Just before half time Cooper Gorton crashed his way over the line using all his strength carrying nearly the whole team over with him. At half time we were trailing 12 – 10. The second half started well when Tom Lovegrove kicking the ball dead from the restart, resulting in a goal line drop out. This was the turning point as our boys kicked into gear, running in 8 tries & kicking 6 goals in the final 17 minutes. With Taylor Hunt 2, Tom Lovegrove, Jacob Duck, Darcy Mackay, Isaac Edwards & Finley Stevenson crossing the line for tries. These tries were all made possible through the efforts of Charlie Boorer, Mia Finch, Nick Baker & Connor Beisler tackling their hearts out in defence & excellent work off the ball. Their defence for the entire second half was absolutely outstanding. There wasn’t one standout player the whole game, there were 13 standouts. With their first 3 games being comprehensive wins, the kids have been re-graded into first division, which will be a challenge, but a challenge Im sure they will handle quite well. Great work boys & girl. See you at training on Tuesday. Kenneth Gorton
Dungog Under 10s travelled to Greta on Saturday to play a very mobile Cessnock side. Cessnock started the game with three quick tries from their very quick & big front rower. As soon as the boys realised the bigger they are, the harder they fall, the tide quickly turned. With some great ball movement from Tom Lovegrove, Finley Stevenson, Darcy Mackay & Taylor Hunt, they started to pour on the points. Cooper Gorton, Isaac Edwards, Charlie Boorer, Connor Beisler & Connor Hannan led the way upfront with excellent straight, hard running & very physical defence. Mia Finch, Nick Baker, Harry Parish, Jacob Duck & Luke Kemp tackled their hearts out to keep the opposition scoreless in the second half. We came away with a 34 – 14 win. The way these kids defended on their own try line was unbelievable. Even the opposition supporters applauded them. Try scorers were Darcy, Harry, Tom, Cooper, Charlie & Isaac with Tom, Cooper, Charlie, Connor H & Taylor Hunt kicking goals. Kenneth Gorton
The under 10’s played their first competition game on Saturday at home against West Maitland. We had 3 players move away over christmas but picked up 4 new players. There are two from soccer, one returning to the area after a few years away & our first girl into the side. Playing with only 1 reserve & 3 kids that have never played before the team played well above all expectations & came away with a win with a score of 36 – 6. Our team consists of Darcy Mackay, Mia Finch, Nick Baker, Luke Kemp, Harry Parish, Fin Stevenson, Tom Lovegrove, Cooper Gorton, Taylor Hunt, Connor Beisler, Charlie Boorer Jacob Duck & Connor Hannan. Try scorers were Tom 3, Darcy, Cooper, Harry & Fin. With Tom, Cooper, Darcy & Fin kicking goals. Great effort boys & girl !!!
See you at training on Tuesday at 4:30pm.