Result: Morpeth 17 defeated Dungog 8
Dungog had their first home game for the season with the ground being wet
and the ball slippery ,the first half of the game was a nail biting, edge of
your seat game , with a full team and 4 on the bench the boys were strong
all though the game & kept talking to one another.
Dungog took control of the ball straight away with Angus McPherson and Paul
Locke making some great ground with the ball. With a bad pass from our boys
Morpeth gained possession of the ball and crossed over for the first try of
the game with them converting this try. Morpeth were now in control of the ball and then lost it because of a knock on to Dungog and this started a scenario for both teams playing in the very wet
conditions. Dungog got the ball back down near our line and Sam Thornton saw an
opportunity out wide passing the ball to Brodie Tull who then crossed over
for his first try of the season, with Jake Eyb unfortunately finding the wet
conditions hard to convert the try.
Dungog’s ball skills and handling of the ball and being able to make some
good runs & keeping it tight enabled Cameron McLean the opportunity to cross
over. Unfortunately Mitchell Grey also found a conversion hard in wet conditions.
The boys had the ball and were making great inroads into the Morpeth defence only for the half time siren to sound.
Brad Andrews, Jake Eyb, Alex Haylett, Gus Lawrence & Louie Williams made
some great ground thoroughout the game in attack, with Cameron McLean, Ethan Edwards, Tom Hudson, Mitch Grey & Sam Thornton making some really spectacular tackles in defence.
Pat Chant played a great game, gathering the ball off Morpeth though a bad
pass and making some great ground getting the ball back up our end.
Alex Haylett was unfortunately taken off with 15 minutes left on the clock
with a bad knock to his head, The whole team wish Alex a speedy recovery .
In the second half Morpeth took control of the game and although the Dungog boys
kept their communication going and kept the pressure on, Morpeth, the score was not an
indication of a well played game by all of the team. All the boys need to be
congratulated for the great game they played today. They really stepped it up
considering they were playing the top team in this Division.