Dungog Warriors Under 9s vs Greta/Branxton
The Under 9s Warriors travelled to Greta on Saturday to take on the Greta/Branxton Colts. The boys played two short after a couple of our boys were unable to play. Greta were a big mobile team, but Dungog went with them the whole game. The defensive effort of both teams was absolutely outstanding with only one try being scored by Greta for the whole game. Both teams through everything at each other, but the defence of both teams scrambled, and worked so well as a team to keep the opposition scoreless.
Our team today was Fraser Lovegrove, Sam Turner, Zac Ribbons, Darcy Hill, Jack Miller, Henry Hancock, Tom Teleski-Williams, Riley Cummings and Luke Montford and they all played so well in defence and attack. None of these boys took a backward step and the way they play is a pleasure to watch.
Keep up the good work and listening at training and we will continue to improve. No training Thursday due to school holidays. Thank you
Dungog under 9’s played at home this week against Greta-Branxton. Dungog started slowly but managed to score early on through some hard running by Lachlan Riley and Riley Cummings. Tommy Teleski-Williams chased well from marker and Zac Ribbons was tackling hard and low in defence. Greta-Branxton had a bigger team but that didn’t stop the little guys like Fraser Lovegrove and Henry Hancock from taking them down to the ground. Dungog played much better in the second half, spreading out in defence and attack. Luke Montford got the boys running onto the ball with some strong runs from Sam Turner and Jack Miller who had the defence bamboozled. Darcy Hill constantly had the opposition on their toes with his elusive side stepping and Jackobi Haigh showed great vision running out of dummy half. Try scorers were Jackobi Haigh 2, Zac Ribbons, Jack Miller and Lachlan Riley and we also kicked two goals. Well done boys. David Kemp
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
The Dungog Warriors Under 9s travelled to Somerset Park on Saturday to take on the Thornton/Beresfield Bears.
With a few new players and a few out through injury and sickness, the year boys tried hard against a much bigger opposition.
Try scorers for the day were Jack Miller, Darcy Hill and Tom Teleski-Williams all crossing the white stripe, with Jack and Tom both converting their own tries.
The entire team defended well, with a bit of work on moving up in a line and showing some urgency there won’t be many teams that get past us all season. Best in defence were Darcy Hill, Tom Teleski-Williams, Zac Ribbons, Riley Cummings and Edward Black.
In attack Sam Turner, Luke Montord, Jack Miller and Fraser Lovegrove all did well doing the difficult job of first receiver. Issac Rooke, Kai Boyton, Blade Sturgess, and Jaxon Davies all ran the ball strongly and were hard to pull down. We have some excellent attacking players and once we work out to spread out a bit more there will be plenty of opportunity for everyone.
Player of the week award this week went to Darcy Hill who stopped plenty of opposition players in their tracks with some solid copybook defence. Well done Darcy.
See you all at training Thursday 4.30. Thanks James Lovegrove Coach