Lower Mountains 26 V Glenmore Park 12
Another really enjoyable game from our 9s this week against Glenmore Pk (2). Pleasing as the eventual win was shared across all players with a peak performance from some of those kids that haven’t yet troubled the scorer. The LM defence on Saturday was very committed, Andy Jones week in week out must lead our tackle count and pushed hard for the match. Hamish Wills uses great technique and Brayden Frias matches the boys with enthusiasm. Seamus O’Riordan has been threatening for a couple of weeks now and steam rolled across the Glenmore side for the first try of the game and his first this year. Andy Jones was sharp from DH and took us to a 12 nil lead at the first quarter. Our edge was up to the task, Jett Jenkins, Logan Jackson and Oliver Stevens and we remained scoreless thru till half time. Jackson Stanford was proving a real handful with the ball and broke with each run. Cullen Summers was able to capitalise and was too quick for a 50m scoot to extend our lead. Hamish Wills also barged over and we led Glenmore 22-6 at the 3rd quarter. Big Graysen Watts was solid in the middle and grabbed a 5th tackle kick from Glenmore off the bounce and carried 3 defenders over the line to extend the lead in the final period. Our man of the match Oliver owned his edge and keep Glenmore well held right down to the final tackle. They were awarded a suspect penalty after the final whistle and were able to catch our LM for the just the second time to pinch the late consolation. Top win, ready for the final regular season game in a fortnight. TRIES Hamish, Cullen, Seamus, Andy, Graysen GOALS Cullen, Logan, Seamus
Lower Mountains 30 v Minchinbury 28
Lower Mountains had a win over Minchinbury today, this was a great game as both teams did play so well in the wet heavy ground conditions. This was Minchinbury’s last game of the session as they are finishing the session with a bye so they throw it all at us today. Our defence defiantly wasn’t as strong as its been this session but we managed to hang on long enough to scrap home just. Jaxon scored 2 tries and was good for us in first receiver in the second half which led him to the man of the match award this week. Mason, Noah, Logan all managed to bag 1 try each too which was there reward for strong running throughout the match. Austin and Cody also had a strong running games and this gave us good metres when we needed it. Bailey and Quinn both had good games as well as they were our Dummy half and first receiver in the first half and helped give us a 18-12 lead at half time. Ashton worked well in the second half in Dummy half and worked well with Jaxon to pull off our first attempt of a wrap around which looked great and went well. His marker defence and defence was great all game as well which led him getting 2 points and Grace was our all rounder today who was also strong defence and had a great running game as well. This led her to getting 1 point on the best and fairest.
Lower Mountains 42 v St Clair 20
A much-deserved win for the team today supported by reinforcements from the Under 10’s. We were solid in defence, particularly on our line and our attack was well drilled A few mistakes let the opposition back into the game on too many occasions, so ball handling work still to do. Player of the Match Iggy took on tackles with energy while Coaches Award winner Scott was devastating running forward. Great signs for the upcoming semi’s!
Lower Mountains 10 v Mt Druitt 8
WooHoo! Very Thankful we got to play a game of footy with all the rain this last week. The sun was finally shining as our boys ran onto the still boggy paddock. It was a tough and grinding battle, which was so close, but luckily in the end, not another Draw! Mt Druitt were fierce opponents, it was hit for hit until we zig zaged across the field to our winger and in for a try. Mt Druitt came back at us relentlessly to make the score board 4 all at half time. Our boys again dug deep, stood their ground, tackled hard and forged their way in for another try and conversion. However, Mt Druitt weren’t done yet, forcing their way through our strong defence to put the ball over the line. Our well deserved win eventually secured by a goal! Superb teamwork today boys, you all fought with high spirits & determination right till the end… it was an awesome game of footy.
Tries: Hunter Jackson & Liam Moir
Goals: Kallen Boss
Players player this week: Joe Zammit Encouragement award: Tanna Kaivelata
U12/2's V North West Magpies
Lower Mountains 16 v North West Magpies 6
We managed to beat them earlier in the year and the Magpies definitely came to play this time and caught us napping with some good plays through a couple of gaps in our defence however an outstanding team effort kept us all together and going forward.
Tough defensive energy from Caelum, Jordy, Tom & Zac and attack from Laura, Tilly & Tom throughout both halves. A combination of all performances saw us home with the entire team coming up with a sensational game. Well done to everyone for another fantastic game of footy and we need to focus on defence at training these next few weeks to have a shot at the finals.
Tries: Tilly Debien, Caelum Hatch, Tom Brosnan (2)
Players player: Tom Brosnan Encouragement award: Caelum & Jordy
U13's V Glenmore Park
Lower Mountains 32 V Glenmore Park 12
Glenmore kicked the game off and scored the first try. Ioane and Braeden, made some great runs, with Braeden scoring a try. Haydn and Will.P, make some busting runs, while Ioane was tackling well.Kieran made a great run, and then a try saving tackle. Half time we were behind 12-10. Jullian made a great length of field run to score an awesome try and then converted. Kieran also runs the field to score a terrific try and Jullian converts.
Zach made a great run and Dom makes a great try saving tackle.
Great second half comeback boys keeping GP scoreless.
Thanks again Joe for the match report.
Tries:Braeden x 3, Kieran x1, Ioane x 1,Jullian x 1
Goals: Jullian x 4
U14/1's V Brothers
Lower Mountains 16 v Brothers 22
The boys started of well scoring in the first set , but silly penalties and errors crept in and the game plan seemed to be lost going to the break 4-10 down .The boys started the second half scoring first evening up the scores but unfortunately a few things went against the boys and they were unable to bring home the win
Tries J Babbage , J Moor , F Shields Goals J Babbage 2