Lachlan Smith was captain today. Parkes kicked off, Benji had a run then Tyler S & after that Jaxon before Benji ran round & scored.
Lachlan gave an awesome chase to get his man. Emily, Joshua & Johnny where giving it a go running straight up to the opposition. Lachlan ran down the side line, but was tackled.
Jaxon was almost there, but Benji sidestepping to put himself in again. Benji showed us not only can he run, but he can tackle. Johnny & Jaxon were like steam trains, but couldn’t mull it through.
Hayden ran as fast as he could & Tyler S came from nowhere, sprinting only just to catch him & slow him down for Lachlan to get him. Dylan had a good game, always being there in support & trying his best. Benji scored again & Lachlan converted it. Lachlan S then scored his own gun try.
Last Saturday the Dykhoff’s under 8’s took on Parkes White at Lawson Oval.
The team that took the field on the day were – Tyley Byron, Zachery Clarke, Bailey Edwards, Riley Edwards, Ben Hurst- Strange, Mathew Lindsay, Michael Smith, Ky O’Byrne & Benji Reid playing up from the under 7’s.
Tyler captained the team on Saturday & showing his usual strength by scoring another try for the year. Ky tried breaking through the defence & nearly saving many tries. Riley, Bailey & Ben showed their usual great team work. Zac & Mathew showed their usual potential on the field. Michael getting involved in everything he could be. Benji gave out great team support for his team mates.
The team to take the paddock consisted of Jarrod Wilson, Frazer Ryder, Lachlan Stevens, Lachlan Kiss, Matthew Ryan, Samuel Crutcher, Aaron Mawhinney and Jack Garrity.
Grenfell seemed to start the game with a win in mind and were off to a flying start with Jarrod going over the line for first points of the game ad a great conversion by Lachie Stevens, Grenfell six to nil.
This was followed by three tries for Parkes bringing the score to Parkes 12 and Grenfell six.
Not to be out done Frazer went over the try line and with a great conversion by Aaron made us 12 all at half time.
Parkes were first over the line in the second half but this was closely followed by Jarrod’s second try for the day with Frazer converting.
Frazer went over for his second try for the game.
Lachie S also went over for a try.
To finish the game Aaron had a great run, passed to Lachie S who passed to Frazer who went in for his third try for the game.
This brought the final score Grenfell 30 to Parkes 16.
All our boys played really well with a great effort from Jack, Samuel, Lachlan Kiss and Matt Ryan helping to get their team mates over the line for a fantastic win.
Their second win in a row.
Looking forward to another nail biting game at West Wyalong this week.
Good luck under 12’s!
The players for Saturday’s game against Parkes White were: Jay Mawhinney, Sebastian Holz, Jack Causer, Hamish Starr, Jack Martens, Patrick King, Will Causer, Declan Brebner and Angus Crutcher. Playing up from the Under 12s were: Aaron Mawhinney, Frazer Ryder and Samuel Crutcher.
Parkes kicked off and Angus and Declan were right in there from the beginning making some charging runs.
The boys were doing plenty of passing in their sets of six but Parkes managed to score first. Jay was showing determination and courage in the tackling department. Team tackles from our team seemed to work but with all of our players bunched up in the middle Parkes grabbed the opportunity to score again.
Sebastian’s speed and form were good in the chip and chase and he continued to show speed as he chased a Parkes player and took a big dive in an attempt to save another Parkes try from being scored.
Hamish, Will and Patrick had some good runs and Jay re-energised the Grenfell spectators and players when he snuck in for a try in the corner during the second half. Angus was the next to score for Grenfell after a handy pass from Sebastian. Unfortunately, the Parkes team was a well-oiled machine that knew how to find gaps in Grenfell’s defence and they found quite a few.
They did however lend us a few players and the last try for Grenfell was actually scored by one of them.
The players who took to the field for Saturday’s game against Red Bend were: Jay Archer, Ben Hancock, Connor Brebner, Sean King, David Parsons, Joshua Edwards, Joshua Knight, Zachary Starr, Henry Hunt, Hugh Matthews, Robert Ryan, Michael Millar, Taz Harding and Daniel Harveyson.
The Grenfell boys looked determined from the outset. Robert had some powerful runs and Connor sprinted up the sideline palming players off left, right and centre. Dan was looking for gaps but it was Connor who found one first to score. Hugh converted his try and Grenfell was first on the scoreboard.
Zachary and Ben Hancock were definitely doing a good job in the tackling department. Some great passing out wide to Henry, Dan and Taz and a big charge from Josh but it was Dan who finally took the ball across the line.
A few minutes later Connor charged straight through to score under the posts. Hugh’s boot was accurate yet again. The defence was working hard and managed to hold Red Bend out.
Sean kicked and chased and while he didn’t get the ball he certainly gave the Red Bend kick receiver a big surprise as he tackled him straight to the ground. Josh Knight was next to foil Red Bend’s plans as he made a smashing tackle on a player trying to sneak up the sideline. The score was a close 16 to 10 for Grenfell at halftime.
There were a few errors early in the second half and the game looked to go either way. Jay was making his presence felt in his return to junior rugby league. David was doing his part and making Red Bend work to defend his strength.
Henry found his time and space to score but Parkes answered his try with one of their own. Grenfell kept the pressure up.
Zach slipped through a set of defenders but was finally taken down by sheer numbers of defenders. Sean charged up through the middle and Hugh took the ball close to the try line. Henry kicked a field goal to add to the score. Robert pushed and spun his magic for a try but it was Michael who finally managed to put the points on the board on the next play.
This game was a great team effort by the boys who have shown that they have what it takes to be contenders this year. The final score was Grenfell 25 and Red Bend 14.
Well done, boys. Keep playing as a team and you will shine.