McClintock’s Under 7’s
Last Saturday the McClintock’s under 7’s rook on West Wyalong at Lawson Park. The team consisted of Joshua Clarke, Benji Reid, Emily Edwards, Hayden Reid, Tyler Stevens, Jaxon Stock, Dylan Beasley, Lachlan Smith and Jonathon Smith.
The side captained by Josh Clarke saw him making great metres down the field.
Benji was a scoring machine with scoring three times. Emily, Hayden and Tyler showed off their running skills by running the ball hard into the tough defence.
Lachlan also scored a try and showed off his fantastic defence. Jaxon, Dylan and Jonathon backed up their team mates with great support and showing great improvement as the season goes on.
Dykhoff’s Bakery Under 8’s
Last Saturday the Dykhoff’s Bakery under 8’s took on West Wyalong at Lawson Oval.
The team on the day were Tyler Byron, Zachary Clarke, Ben Hurst Strange, Mathew Bailey, Riley Edwards, Bailey Edwards, Michael Smith, Ky O’Bryne and backing up from the under 7’s were Benji Reid & Lachlan Smith.
Riley captained the team and backed up the title by scoring two tries.
Tyler was the scoring machine on the day, scoring five tries.
Ky has been improving all season, this week by scoring his first try for the season and then following it up with his second try.
Bailey got himself a try for the team.
Zac had a great game and has improved in his attacking and in his defence.
Mathew had his usual great game by backing up support and helping out the under 8’s all year.
All the boys had a great game, one of their best for the year.
This was the under 8’s last game for the season and what a game it was. Well done boys!
Terry Carroll Bus Service Under 10s
The team that played West Wyalong at Lawson Park on Saturday - Joseph Kiss, Dylan King, Josh Smith, Jack Garrity, Harrison Starr, Nathan Wilson, Caleb Haddin, Michael Smith, Tyler Byron, Bailey and Riley Edwards.
West Wyalong kicked the game off and with a strong run from Nathan and some great backup work from Jack and Harrison.
West Wyalong scored two quick tries.
West Wyalong was a fire all game and Grenfell were finding it very hard to get in the game.
It was good to see Caleb make some good runs.
Tyler worked hard all game.
The only try scorer for the day was Jack with Nathan converting it. Grenfell missed Kyle in defence; hope to see you back this week.
On Saturday is our last game for the season, we play Trundle at Lawson Park.
Hope to see everyone down there supporting our team!
CJ Anderson’s Under 12’s
The enthusiastic team to run onto the field against West Wyalong this week were Jarrod Wilson, Rhys Martens, Adam Hewen, Julian McAlister, Frazer Ryder, Lochlan Kiss, Matty Ryan, Samual Crutcher, Aaron Mawhinney, Nathan Neame, Nathan Wilson and Jack Garrity.
The game began with West Wyalong kicking off.
Grenfell received the ball only to knock it on and return the ball back to the opposition.
West Wyalong tried to take advantage of this and nearly scored in the first few minutes after making a mad dash for the try line, however Grenfell were ready with really good defence from Sam and stopped West Wyalong in their tracks, taking out the corner post with them.
It wasn’t long before West Wyalong were at it again, fighting their way through Grenfell’s fantastic team defence, this time being successful in getting a try but could follow through with a conversion.
It was soon Grenfell’s turn to have a run.
Aaron was trying to push through the defence with all his might. Aaron escaped away from the defence and made a decent run, only to be tackled further down the field.
Lochlan K was having the best game he has had all year and was only too happy to help out his team mates with his defence and showed how much he has improved throughout the season.
Once Rhys received the ball, he stormed away from the opposition and went in to put the first lot of points on the scoreboard for Grenfell.
Nathan N stepped up to skilfully convert the try.
Once again West Wyalong had the ball and Frazer was doing everything in his power to keep out West Wyalong and stop them from scoring, but to no avail as the opposition went in for their second try make their first conversion.
Jarrad returned the favour soon after and gave West Wyalong the heads up that they had better not relax and think they’re in for an easy game as he went pelting all the way from one end of the field to the other and placed the ball down for Grenfell’s second try.
Unfortunately the conversion was unsuccessful by Rhys.
It was minutes before the half time siren was to go and West Wyalong went in for their third try, but did not convert.
This brought the half time score to Grenfell 10 – West Wyalong 14.
Frazer stepped up to kick off the second half.
West Wyalong were close to scoring yet again, but knocked the ball on due to good defence on our behalf.
Grenfell also had lost the ball, opening the opportunity for the opposition to go over the line again for the fourth time and convert.
Again Grenfell had the ball and almost made it to the try line, but they too knocked it on allowing the other team to score their fifth try and convert.
To rub salt into the wound it wasn’t long before the opposition were in again for they’re sixth try and no conversion.
Rhys was having a wonderful game and scored his second try.
This time it was Adam’s turn to show off his kicking skills and he put the ball directly over the crossbar to complete the conversion.
Throughout the game the support and defence from Matty, Julian and Nathan W could be seen and felt and were very much an integral part of the game.
Our ever tough Jack was giving his usual all round feisty game skills a workout and was slightly injured, but showed the fighter within and continued to finish the game.
The final score on the day was Grenfell 16 – West Wyalong 30.
Keith White Under 14’s
This week the U14’s played at home against West Wyalong.
The team consisted of Hamish Starr, Jack Causer, Mitchell Stevens. Jack Martens, Jay Mawhinney, Declan Brebner, Jordan Verde, Nathan McCann, Sebastian Holz, Patrick King and U12 players, Frazer Ryder and Aaron Mawhinney.
The Game started out with some great passing by Hamish, Sebastian and runs made by Sebastiona, Nathan and the two Jacks.
Aaron and Jay tackling well in the centre with Mitch and Jordan running the opposition down.
Sebastion made three great tackles in a row.
With the ball back in Grenfell’s hands Nathan made a break to gain some ground then Declan made a run to do the same.
Jack Causer spent his game consistently tackling well and as often as he could. West Wyalong was first to score.
Grenfell applied pressure with some great tackles, Jay and Mitchell put on some speed from different directions to stop the same West Wyalong player with a great tackle, not only stopping the opposition but nearly themselves as well in a rather hard tackle. West Wyalong scored another quick try.
Hamish, Jack M, Sebastian, Jack C and Patrick all made great tackles then with the ball back in our hands it was sent out with some nice controlled passing to Nathan M who scored our first try.
Jordan and the two Jacks pushed through to gain some ground. Grenfell were pushing hard at West Wyalong and were unlucky on several occasions not to score again before half time.
Second half saw Jack C still tackling well, Frazer chasing hard to tackle the West Wyalong players with Aaron in the thick of things tackling and making some runs.
Hamish caught the ball off a kick and took off for a good run, Jack M pushed forward through players for a great run followed by Jack C and Sebastian and once the ball was in Nathan’s hands he scored our second try.
Frazer, Jack C and Patrick made great runs, the change over saw Jay and Jack C making more great tackles slowing West Wyalong slightly until they scored again.
With the team working together with some great runs and passes saw Sebastian cross the line for the third try, which was converted by Jack C.
Some more quick team work with Jay, Jack C and Jack M making runs and pushing through the opposition then some nice passing saw the ball tucked firmly into Frazer’s hands who scored our fourth try.
Once again Jay, Hamish, Jack M and Nathan made great runs to gain a lot of ground then with some quick passing Declan saw his chance and crossed the line to score again for our fifth try.
West Wyalong fought back and even with our boys playing well and tackling hard a speedy West Wyalong player snuck over to score again.
For a change in pace Jack M kicked off with a huge kick that went out on the bounce with Grenfell getting the ball back, then with a scrum close to our line the boys decided to leave Jack M out of the scrum who got the ball and pushed over the line only to have four players hold him up and was unlucky to score but it was still our ball and it was sent out to Patrick who was also held back but Jay snuck under the West Wyalong defence and scored our sixth try.
The boys played well and put on an entertaining game and were unlucky to have run out of time when they were on a roll.
Final score was West Wyalong 38 to Grenfell 26. Well done boys.
Abbott’s Bricklaying Under 16’s
On Saturday August 11, the boys having the confidence from two past wins (although with a slight setback of playing earlier than usual) were ready to take on Condobolin.
This week our team consisted of Daniel Harveyson,Taz Harding, Sean King, Hugh Mathews, Robert Ryan, Zachery Starr, Alex Abbott, Josh Edwards, Josh Knight, David Parsons, Ben Hancock and Connor Brebner.
The game commenced with a kick off from Condobolin and with much applied pressure was able to score in the first minute; an unsuccessful conversion made the score 4-0.
Determined not to let it happen again, Connor took down a player on a good run which was followed by a great tackle from the ‘Joshes.’
Daniel and Robert showed their fast and fatal attacking skills and challenged Condo’s defence, however a scrum off Condo’s feed led them to kick a 40/20 and put the ball over the try line once more.
It was now 8-0 with another unsuccessful conversion by Condo.
The game was starting to toughen up and Connor was just held back from the Grenfell try line.
Taz charged through and some great passing by Zac to Dave got the crowd excited, only he was held back.
After Condo regained the ball, Josh K, Alec and Sean showed great defence in their tackles but scrum number three led Condo over the try line to make the score 16-0 at half time.
Trothy & Jarrad’s encouragement at half time influenced our boys to try and turn the game around.
Ben led a great run through Condo’s line, followed by Al’s rampage and Josh E scoring Grenfell’s first try in the gap created by Dave and Zac’s missile passes.
A narrowly missed conversion by Hugh, made the score 16-4. The boys were coming back.
Two strong tackles in row by Robert and Sean, along with Taz, who wasn’t going to let Condo anywhere, constantly supported Hugh and Ben demonstrated to Condo Grenfell was putting up a Challenge, but a quick gap let Condo score in the corner, making the score 22-4.
The minutes were closing in on the game but the boys were nowhere near running out of steam and showed the off the field supporters how much when Robert kicked and regained possession of the ball and scored.
With a near miss conversion, it was now 22-8.
It was all in when Dan and Hugh were pushing close to the try line only to be held back at the crucial time of the game when Condo received the ball and scored for the fifth time.
The final score of 26-8 proved just how hard a game it was, but just how determined the U/16’s were.
A thank you to our official camera crew, Emily Crutcher and Kyle Norris.
All the best for the next game.
Grenfell is definitely behind you as you head towards the finals! Great work boys – keep your heads up.
Junior Girls League Tag
Last Saturday the Junior Girls played against West Wyalong which was the girl’s second last game for the season.
The girls have really improved their game especially in defence from the last time they played against them, and I am sure the West Wyalong team were surprised.
The final score finished with West Wyalong winning 3-2.
The team consisted of Chloe Madgwick, Holli Madgwick, Lily Holmes, Caitlin Stock, Amy Parsons, Mea O’Byrne, Teleitha O’Byrne, Elizabeth Nowlan, Tahnee Purdie and Taylor King.
Elizabeth, Holli and Caitlin had a great game in defence with the other girls Chloe, Lily, Amy, Mea, Teleitha, Tahnee and Taylor running the ball up well.
Tahnee scored Grenfell first try and Lily scoring the second.
This week the girls are playing their last game against Trundle.