Combined under 7’s and under 8’s write up
The Dykoffs Bakery under 8’s with the help of the McClintock Machinery under 7’s played against Canowindra at Lawson Oval. The players that took the field were Riley Edwards, Matthew Lindsay, Zachary Clarke, Michael Smith, Ben Hurst-Strange, Ky O’Byrne and Bailey Edwards. In the under 7’s were Tyler Stevens, Charli O’Byrne, Benji Reid, Joshua Clarke, Jonathon Smith, Hayden Reid, Jaxon Stock, Dylan Beasley and Emily Edwards. Riley captained the team on Saturday which seen him have one of his best games this year with a try and some great runs and tackles which he received the tackle award for the under 8’s. Bailey also scored a try and converted another. Benji had a great game too, he could be the next Benji Marshall. Zachary played well in the first receiver position usual. Ky ran the ball hard and he was a tackle machine, he had some of skills of Canberra’s centre Jarrod Crocker. The game also showed some great talent from Hayden, Emily, Jonathon and Tyler. Both Matthew and Lachlan broke through the defence to nearly score a try each. Ben showed his great skills by kicking a goal. Joshua showed his usual enthusiasm on the field in which he received the under 7’s tackle award. Charli, Michael, Jaxon and Dylan tried very hard and played great giving their team some great support.
The team consisted of: Jarrad Wilson, Adam Hewen, Rhys Martens, Frazer Ryder, Lachlan Stevens, Lachlan Kiss, Mathew Ryan, Sam Crutcher & Aaron Mawhinney (playing up from under 10’s) Jack Garrity & Nathan Wilson
Congratulations to our Under 12’s this week on getting their first win for the season! The final score of Grenfell 26 & Canowindra 12, was a fantastic full team effort.
Jarrad had a great first hit up which could be heard from the side lines on to be bettered by long ground gaining runs & two tries throughout the game. First points on the board were awarded to Matty with a nice dive over the try line. It was followed up & converted with a beautiful straight kick Lachlan S. Lachlan S also made some fairly good tackles when the opportunity arose.
Sam seems to improve from week to week, gaining confidence & helping in all areas of the game. Frazer & Lachlan k weren’t shy either when it came to backing up the team & preventing Canowindra getting over the line.
Rhys & Aaron both had a really good game with Rhys doing well to score one of our five tries & Aaron also adding tour growing point tally by kicking his goal nicely between the posts.
Adam was getting in amongst it, backing up his team mates & narrowly putting the ball over the crossbar for another goal to once again increase the score. It is great to see our younger players not afraid to get in & help. It must run in the family for Nathan, as he made the most of any opportunity available, showing great support. As for our eager little whippet Jack, once again he showed no fear which paid off to get him across the try line.
WHAT A TERRIFIC GAME BOYS!
GRENFELL ALL POWER SERVICE CENTRE UNDER 14’S
Last Saturday the Grenfell All Power Service Station Under 14’s took on Red Bend at Lawson Oval. The team to take the field for Grenfell was Mitchell Stevens, Hamish Starr, Jay Mawhinney, Jack Martens, Patrick King, Declan Brebner, Sebastian Holz, and playing up from the Under 12’s Samuel Crutcher, Aaron Mawhinney and Rhys Martens. Red Bend were also generous and lent us some players as well.
The boys stood up well to Red Bend who are a very strong team at the best of times.
Sebastian Holz had a fantastic game scoring the only try for Grenfell. The level of commitment and the improvement he has shown since the start of the season has been wonderful to see.
Keep it up Sebastian. Mitchell Stevens had some great runs making plenty of ground weaving through the Red Bend defence.
Hamish tackled well and Patrick gave 100% from start to finish. Declan was the voice of encouragement for his team as and he was hard for Red Bend to keep down. Jack played well and Jay tackled hard and was on hand at all times. Samuel and Rhys had a cracker of a game, and considering they had just played for the Under 12’s it was a real credit to them play so well. Also backing up from the 12’s was Aaron who gave everything he had making it hard for the Red Bend side to catch him.
Red Bend came out the winners for the day, but to their credit the Grenfell boys never gave up. This week we take on Parkes Blue in Parkes.
ABBOTTS BRICKLAYING UNDER 16’S
Last Saturday the Abbotts Bricklaying Under 16’s played Canowindra at Lawson Oval. The team for Grenfell consisted of Daniel Harveyson, Taz Harding, Hugh Matthews, Sean King, Robert Ryan, Joshua Edwards, Alec Abbott, Ben Holmes, David Parsons, Ben Hancock, Connor Brebner, Joshua Knight, Michael Millar, Zachery Starr, Henry Hunt and backing up from Under 14’s Jay Mawhinney.
We knew from the start this was going to be an interesting game as Canowindra had won over Grenfell the weekend before, and the Grenfell boys were looking to settle the score. With a full team with reserves on the bench for the first time this season, the boys were confident and ready to go.
The game started with a big kick from Canowindra which Dan took with ease, and then took off up the field, making plenty of ground and a great start to the game. The boys worked as a team with some smart passing of the ball, and once it got to Connor he took off and pushed his way over the line for Grenfell’s first try of the day. Hugh converted taking the score to Grenfell 8 Canowindra Nil. Dave Parsons showed his strength as each time he ran with the ball it took at least five Canowindra boys to take him down as he dragged them along with him up the field. Once again the team work kicked in as Robert had a huge run, passed to Connor who continued to pound up the field. Connor got the ball away to Sean who pushed his way over the line to score. Hugh converted making it Grenfell 12 Canowindra nil.
The next try came not long after with a run from Henry ¾ the length of the field and they couldn’t catch him as he dove over the line. Another successful conversion from Hugh put the boys further in the lead and their confidence was growing.
Ben Hancock dodged the Canowindra defence all day making plenty of great runs and Alec was hard for to take down. Joshua Knight got the ball and took off like a bullet from a gun, while Josh Edwards was quick on his feet all day. Ben Holmes tackled well and never let Canowindra get too far.
The next try for Grenfell stared off with Dan taking of up the side of the field and passing to Taz who the Canowindra boys had no hope in catching.
Taz put a great pass into Robert who went on to score his second try for the
day. Hugh added another successful conversion to the point score and the boys were smiling. Michael Millar took off every time with the ball making heaps of ground as Canowindra had trouble catching him.
Michael has played some of his best football this season and it has been great to watch.
Canowindra were working hard to get to their line and came close to going over, but Taz took off and made a great tackle just before their try line.
Henry was the next one over for Grenfell followed shortly by Sean who ran half the field to score his try. Hugh, who was on a roll by this time, converted both. At half time the score stood at Grenfell 42 Canowindra Nil.
Half time brought the boys back confident and it showed straight up with a great run from Taz to take the ball up to the Grenfell line.
Robert then remind us of his skills when he popped up a kick, which he chased and caught to go over for is third for the day.
Sean was the next to score for Grenfell with his third try for the day under the posts, and Hugh added to the score with another successful conversion. Michael Millar went over next for Grenfell with a fantastic try. Canowindra retaliated with a try of their own and a successful conversion to get their first points on the board. Soon after Henry put a kick into the air which Zach grabbed onto and went over to score.
With the game coming close to the end Dan added two more tries to his tally for the day and with Hugh’s conversions the final score was Grenfell 74 Canowindra 6.
A big thanks to Jay Mawhinney playing up from the 14’s, who went in hard against boys twice his size and never backed down.
Needless to say the boys were pretty happy with the end result. This weekend we travel to Parkes to take on Parkes Blues.