Thirds coach Dylan Hardaker decided he preferred the title of captain-coach and led the team out against current Premiers Gosford. It was an incredibly tight game and in the end the only points scored was a try to Justin Staben, celebrating his signature "Fuzz Ale" being available at the bar. 1pt Brook Cheezy Morrow, 2pts Justin Staben & Will Grassby, 3pts and players player to Cooper Elliott.
Seconds had a lot more scoring but still a very tight game, the boys holding on for a 20-17 win. Tries to Rhys Stratton, Rhys Edwards & Luke McPhie.Rob Magrath in his first game for the Club after transferring in from Hornsby kicked a conversion and a penalty. 1pt Rhys Stratton, 2pts to Rob Magrath, 3pts Justin Gilmore, with Patrick Wheatley picking up the players player.
Prior to 1sts kickoff there a minute silence in memory of Premiership winning Club Coach, Len Martin. From the start we dominated territory, but couldn't get the points to match the field position. A very tight game that finished 14-14 after we were awarded a penalty try late to go with the earlier try scored by Adrian Jones and converted by Matt Anderson (team captain, Club captain, goalkicker - a big day for Ando!) 1pt to Bradd Sheridan & Matt Anderson, 2pts Julian Bacigalupo, 3pts Joshua Fash Meadham. Bradd Sheridan was players player. Congratulations to u19s players Michael Hobden & Jordan Sanchez who made their run on debuts in 1st grade - and to Rob Magrath who came on from the bench for his debut in the top grade.
The half time kicking competition had Shaun Starkey drawn out of the hat for his chance to win the $100 prize, he had the distance, just wrong direction. Next home game the prize jackpots to $200 - make sure you buy your tickets to be in the draw!
Next week we are away to Kariong at Kariong in all 4 grades