McClintock Machinery Under 7’s
This weeks team consisted of Lachlan Smith, Hayden Reid, Benji Reid, Jonathon Smith, Emily Edwards & Jaxon Stocke.
Jaxon was captain today at Trundle. Benji was just being Benji doing what he normally does with outstanding tackling & running the ball, paying off when he scored a try.
Emily ran great, but just couldn’t get passed the player. Hayden has improved heaps & is running the ball excellently & getting in there to tackle. Jaxon & Jonathon scored their first tries today with Jonathon running straight through them, then telling us that dad has to buy him a Tigers flag now.
Jaxon was just fantastic putting in to practice what he had learnt at training to get through the opposition on many occasions. Lachlan has found a new skill of running down the side line & coming back to get round the defence & he was lucky enough to score two run away tries. One was almost the length of the field.
Terry Carroll Bus Service Under 10s
The team to travel to Trundle on Saturday was Kyle Mawhinney, Joseph Kiss, Dylan King, Josh Smith, Jack Garrity, Harrison Starr, Nathan Wilson, Caleb Haddin, Michael Smith, Tyler Byron & Ky O’Byrne.
In wintery conditions the team played strong.
Trundle kicked the game off and with a strong run from Nathan and some great backup work from Jack & Kyle, Harrison was able to score the first try. Trundle responded with two quick tries to take the lead 12-4. Joseph made a good run up the middle with Tyler running away to have Grenfell on the attack again.
Nathan took the tap from a penalty and forced his way over the line, Jack converted the try to be only 2 points behind. With another show of team work and a quick dart from Kyle Grenfell were on the attack again.
Jack sprinted for the line and showed some team spirit by giving the ball to Josh so Josh could score his first try for the season. Nathan converted the try to take the lead 16-12. Dylan made some great tackles keeping Trundle out.
Kyle was everywhere, there was no getting passed him. Harrison picked up a loose ball and put Grenfell on the attacked again with a quick dart up the sideline from Kyle, Jack was able to score taking the score into halftime 20-12 to the good guys.
The second half picked up from where the first half stopped. Grenfell were looking more confident as the game went on. Jack scored another good try from some great foot work from Kyle. Tyler also got in on the act showing that the Under 8s can match it with the bigger guys , crossing the line.
Trundle was able to cross the line one more time. Harrison & Nathan worked hard in the middle with Jack & Kyle finding room and pace to burn out wide. Jack was on the hop again with some great backing up from Josh gave Harrison another try.
Harrison hit the ball up again and with a dart from Caleb, Kyle was able to cross the line out wide. Caleb was in amongst again and it looked like he was going in only to be pulled up short.
Nathan was able to barge his way over for another try. Michael & Ky made good attempts in defence and made some good runs. With only minutes left on the clock, Jack was able to sneak in for another try off the kick off. Grenfell finished victors 50 -16. It was a great team effort. Special mention to Caleb & Joseph for showing great sportsmanship, by helping out Trundle with numbers. Thankyou.
CJ Anderson Under 12’s
It was typical footy weather at Trundle with an icy breeze to remind us. Running on to the field for the under 12’s were Jarrad Wilson, Rhys Martens, Nathan Neame, Adam Hewen, Frazer Ryder, Lachlan Kiss, Mathew Ryan, Sam Crutcher, Aaron Mawhinney & our ever loyal under 10’s players Nathan Wilson & Jack Garrity.
The game was great to watch & both teams were fairly evenly matched the entire game. The under 12’s are really gaining confidence & improving every week, working as a team, passing the ball & backing each other up in the tackles. Our first try for the game was scored by Rhys. Rhys’ determination to push through the opposition had paid off.
Frazer was close to converting Rhys’ try, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. Frazer is a gutsy little player who is not afraid to get in the thick of it & each week it shows when tackling & supporting his team mates.
Jarrad was having a great running game, making a lot of ground & making Trundle work hard if they wanted to prevent Grenfell scoring. Lachlan was having one of his best games, showing some grunt when pushing through his defenders. Rhys made another mad dash for the try line & went over, only to have play called back to about the 20m mark due to a forward pass.
By this point in time it was hard to tell who the winner on the day would be, with Grenfell & Trundle almost going point for point. It wasn’t long before Aaron, with the help of his team mates put the ball down to put Grenfell’s second lot of points on the board, then followed it up by converting his own try.
Ti was Trundles turn to put the pressure on near their try line. They were on their last tackle & attempted to kick the ball over the try line, only Aaron was there to grab it & get it away.
Between Adam, Matty & Sam they had the support under control & the team work to assist in the defence & with the progression of the ball. The boys were happy to see Nathan N back playing, fitting in like he’d never been away & playing a second game for the day for the under 14’s. Jarrad went in for the 12’s third try.
Rhys narrowly missed kicking the ball over the cross bar for a conversion, hitting the upright & bouncing back. The enthusiasm & energy that Jack & Nathan W bring each week, after already having played their own game, should be commended. The final score was Grenfell 14 – Trundle 16. It was a pity the game wasn’t two minutes shorter.
Keith White Under 14’s
The team that ran onto the field with plenty of enthusiasm to play Forbes at Trundle consisted of Will Causer, Hamish Starr, Jack Martens Declan Brebner, Nathan Mc Cann, Jordan Verde, Jay Mawhinney, Sebastian Holz & players from the under 12’s, Sam Crutcher, Rhys Martens, Aaron Mawhinney, Nathan Neame & Frazer Ryder.
Straight away Nathan M & Jordan were a force to be reckoned with, always getting in the faces of the Forbes players & stopping them in their tracks Nathan M, Sebastian, Jordan & Jack all made some good hard long runs throughout the game.
Forbes kicked the ball high amongst both teams & Sebastian was there to catch the ball beautifully. It wasn’t long before Forbes had the ball back & with some great defence from Grenfell, Forbes lost the ball, only to have it scooped up by Nathan M & put Grenfell’s first try over the line.
Hamish put in a good attempt to convert, unfortunately not quite making it over. This didn’t stop Hamish putting in some feisty runs & gaining ground.
Declan & Jack tested Forbes defence when they had the ball, pushing as hard as they could to make ground & forcing Forbes to have extra back up when tackling the boys. Thanks to Nathan N playing up from the under 12’s, Grenfell was soon awarded their second try.
Sebastian stepped up to convert Nathan N’s try, but the ball narrowly fell short of the cross bar. Once Will had the ball, he was off sprinting down the field, making Forbes work hard to finally catch him.
Jay seemed to be the quiet achiever, being there in support when needed. Forbes seemed to be constantly scoring tries through the entire game, bringing the final score to Grenfell 8 –Forbes 48.
It was hard for Nathan M to watch from the sidelines after coming off with a hand injury in the second half. The support from the five under 12’s players who played their second game for the day, did not wane. Frazer made some good tackles.
Sam, Rhys & Aaron also made their presence known, being there showing the older boys they can rely on them. Better luck next week boys when we play Forbes at Lawson oval.
ABBOTTS BRICKLANYING UNDER 16’S
Last Saturday the Grenfell Under 16’s travelled to Parkes to play at Pioneer Oval.
The team for Grenfell was Daniel Harveyson, Taz Harding, Michael Millar, Robert Ryan, Hugh Matthews, Henry Hunt, Zachery Starr, Alec Abbott, Josh Edwards, David Parsons, Sean King, Connor Brebner, Ben Hancock, Josh Knight and Jay Archer.
The boys ran out onto the field into a cool breeze and clouded skies, but the weather didn’t dampen their sprits or abilities as it wasn’t long before the first try was scored.
It was Robert who put the first points on the board for Grenfell with a run ¾ the length of the field. Hugh then converted taking us in the lead at 6-nil.
Dan was the next to score for Grenfell as he went over as the result of some great passing and his ability to weave and jump over the defence paid off.
With another successful conversion we were 12 with Parkes yet to score. Some clever passes put the ball again in the hands of Robert who took off and scored in the corner. They just couldn’t catch him.
The conversion was unsuccessful, but it wasn’t long before Sean had a run as he took the ball down near the Parkes try line and took off up the field to score under the posts. With Hugh converting the half time score was Grenfell 22 Parkes nil.
The half time break did nothing to slow Grenfell down. Although Parkes managed to score and convert onceThe brilliant display of teamwork and fierce determination carried them right through the second half.
Robert scored two more tries, one off a fantastic kick from Henry and with one conversion successful the full time score was Grenfell 32 Parkes 6. It was definitely a team effort this week with every player putting in 100% in both attack and defence.
This weekend we take on Forbes at Lawson Oval.
GAME TIMES FOR THIS SATURDAY
AT LAWSON OVAL
Under 7’s 9:30am
Under 8’s 10:10am and Junior League Tag
Under 10’s 10:50am
Under 12’s 11:40am and Senior League Tag
Under 14’s 12:30pm
Under 16’s 1:40pm
Under 14’s 2:40 West Wyalong v’s Forbes
The Club would also like to wish Daniel Harveyson and Connor Brebner good luck as they take part in the Rep Group X1 Championship Cluster in Dubbo this weekend. We have no doubt they will do us proud.
Don’t forget our usual home game free family barbeque at the Golf Club starting at 5:30.
It’s a good opportunity to sit back & relax after a long day at the footy.
Also if you would like to attend the junior leagues XMAS on July 14, tickets are $30.00ea which includes a 50’s & 60’s rock & roll band from Sydney & a meal, all at the Golf Club.