I suppose the adage about a Champion team beating a team of champions is really true!! Great bunch of guys (take a bow parents) coached by 2 talented and dedicated first graders got the job done on the weekend. After all the celebrating, the games a bit hazy- but it went a bit like this;
It was a really hard tight struggle the whole game. We took an early lead when Ben Harding carried half their team over from a close scrum and with ever reliable Connor Kondrat's conversion it was 7 nil. We never lost the lead, but they always hit back after we scored so the lead was never comfortable. They scored an unconverted try and our lead was 7-5. Lachlan Peruch was having a whale of a game, making plenty of metres with every carry. A great leg drive saw him break a tackle to score near the posts. With the conversion and another penalty goal we were up 17-5. They scored a converted try to bring it back to 17-12. After a period of sustained attack, a strong run by Tyler McManus saw him crash over out wide. The conversion was missed and we got out to a 10 point lead, 22-12. Again, they scored out wide and missed the conversion so that with about 5 to go our lead was only 22-17. Our guys looked out on their feet and Ourimbah were throwing the ball around looking for the late winner, but the boys dug deep and pushed up in defence. They forced the error and kicked the ball out to end the game winners.
1 pt to Ben Harding, 2 pts to Michael Anderson, 3 pts and players player to Lachlan Peruch. Great year guys, thanks for letting me come along for the ride