Wallerawang Strong came up against ‘Cyclones’ for the first time this year. It was a hard game with strong defence from both teams. Lowan Francis was the team captain and led by example with 2 tries. Max Alexander also scored 2 tries for his team and had some strong runs and was given the McDonalds sports award.
Serena McCann had her first game for the season and was keen to get right back into it. Curtis Brown and Mitchell Lane showed great defence and had some impressive runs. Bryce Carter tackled hard and was light on his feet. Matthew Purdon was again showing his enthusiasm to get involved in game with some good runs.
Round 3 saw the under 7s Brave travel to Portland for a local derby against under 7s Fierce. In a hard fought battle James Kinney scored his first hat trick Hayden Way and Dominic Davidson helping out with one try each.
Saxon West scored his first try of the season and also took out the player of the game award. Wyatt West, Harrison Schroder and the Williams twins James and Maddison kept busy in defence with wyatt topping the tackling count with 12. Another stellar performance by both teams with the players getting better each week.
Under 8’s Fierce took on Lithgow Thunder in their first game of the day. Jimmy Stewart was outstanding in defence making tackle after tackle with Ty Hanrahan, Brody Hart and Summer Mason in support. Cody Phillips started strong with a side step and run down the centre to score and convert the first try. He added a second try later in the match. Kyle Smith made strong runs against the opposition as did Cooper Milton finding the try line to score 3 tries. Other try scorers were Brandon Dewar (1).
Fierce took on Lithgow Lightning in their second match. Once again Fierce were strong with Cody Phillips and Brandon Dewar crossing the line twice each. Brody Hart, Ty Hanrahan & Kyle Smith continued to make good runs. After a quick recovery from some hard tackles Cooper Milton & Jimmy Stewart added to the score with one try each.
Once again Wang played extremely well as did their opposition. In a close encounter Andrew Brasher scored 3 tries and Ned Alexander 2. Conversions by Jai McMillan, Lachlan Nunan and Ned took their final score to 26. Good in defence as always were Ronald Younger, Bryce Carter and Gabby Dray. This weeks Maccas award went to Andrew Brasher.
Coach Shaun McMillan is very proud of the effort the team is making each week.
Wang under 10’s travelled to Eglinton this week to take on the Eglinton Eeels. Once again the boys were beaming with enthusiasm to continue with their impressive record to date. It was an even start to the game with the first 3 tries for both teams scored in unison, although the young warriors goal kicking was flawless.
Wangs defence continued to be a strength with Roman Peters and Wil Stockton leading the way well supported all their team mates.
The second half saw Wang run away with a 28 point margin at the end of the game. Roman Peters was dominant in every area of the game this week scoring 4 tries and kicking a goal.
The combination of Roman and Wil Stockton proved unbeatable, even after Stockton received to a kick to the eye early in the game. Bailey Brown still recovering from illness made a dash from 3/4 of the field to score an impressive try. Aydan Thomas, Wil Stockton and Kayden Whitney added to the score count. With successful conversions to Thomas, Brown, Stockton, Peters, Kayne Dewar, Noah Stait and Ben McCulkin. Byron Lamborn and Saezar Scanlan continue to have good all round games contributing to the final score with their clever play. Newcomer Clayton Beck is learning about the game.
Another great game for the under 12 boys against Eglinton with the final score being
24-16, this leave the young warriors leading the ladder with 4 from 4. Try scorers were Sam Lane 2, Donny Peters, Ben Fraser and Oscar Gordon 1 each. Successful conversions were made by Kye Cameron & Dylan Blyth. Those who stood out during the game were Lachlan Taylor , Sam Lane, Donny Peters , Ben Fraser and Oscar Gordon in a team where everyone played well and contributed to the final score.