By Jenny Lamborn
This week Wang under 7s Brave played the Wang Strong team who lived up to their name in a great game of footy. Led out by this week’s captain Maddison Williams who along with Harrison Schroder scored their first tries of the season. Dominic Davidson put in another great performance that earned him the player of the match award with some great attacking runs. James Kinney, Wyatt West and James Williams were great in defence with some strong tackles. Hayden Way scored a hat trick and made some outstanding try saving tackles. Get well wishes to Saxon West who unfortunately broke his arm during the week and will miss the rest of the season. He will be on hand each week to cheer on his brother and team mates.
Wallerawang under 7’s Fierce played their best game of the season. This week’s Captain Rory (Joe) Dunn lead his team brilliantly taking several big hit ups along with his partner in crime Jake Kirby who had his best game of the season. Summer Mason started full of energy scoring her debut try and backing it up with a further try. Deacon Willmott continues to impress scoring a ripper of a try and tackling non-stop. Deon Ryan and Logan Meyers showed rock solid defence preventing the opposition from scoring several times. Ashton Morris was excited to get out on the field after a few weeks sick and proved he was ready to play performing like star. Coach Ben Houlison and Callum McGowan were elated with the teams fierce effort and massive improvement.
Wallerawang Under 7’s Strong played another hard game this week against Wang Brave.
Max Alexander played hard and tackled well. He continued his try scoring streak with another try this week. Curtis Brown was the team captain and led the way with 2 tries. He was awarded the player of the week award. Brodie Carter and Lowan Francis are continuing to impress coach, Craig Brown, with their impressive tackling and strong defence. Serena McCann and Matthew Purdon are showing lots of enthusiasm each week and are keen to get involved. Mitchell Lane is going from strength to strength each week and is always keen to run the ball.
Wang Fierce stepped up to the challenged taking on Wang Brave for the first time this session. Fierce worked together by supporting each other in defence and making some strong runs and passing the ball around in attack. Brody Hart and Cody Phillips were standouts in defence, with constant support from Jimmy Stewart. Summer Mason positioned herself well in attack ready for the pass. Ty Hanrahan made some good runs falling just short of the Try line. Cooper Milton ran his way through Brave’s defence scoring 2 tries as did Hayden Way adding to the score line with a try and successful conversion. Jimmy Stewart also converted a try. Wang Fierce are developing their skills each and put in a great team effort.
Brave played 2 games this week. All the children once again played their hardest and had fun especially against their mates in the other Wang side.
Best in defence once again pulling off some great tackles were Andrew Brasher, BrycE Carter, Ned Alexander and Lachlan Nunan. Attack was also outstanding with Ronald Younger, Jai McMillan, Jarrah Cafe and Gabby Dray all running the ball up hard and fast and are all now looking for an offload. Try scorers for the games were Andrew with 7, Jai 3, Lachlan , Ned and Bryce with one each.
The under 9’s kids came up against a strong Lithgow Storm team this week, with the game going from end to end, and defence being the key for the entire game. Joel Lamb, Tyron Griffiths and Logan Ward were outstanding in defence making the big tackles when the team needed it. The team will continue to improve in attack over the course of the season, with Alexander Jackson running strong after overcoming injury, Preston Cafe starting to wind up in his runs, and Oliver Taylor proving very elusive. Tiger Dunn showed he is very dangerous from dummy half, and Riley Muldoon scored the teams only try this week, showing strength and determination to get across the line. Working hard for the team this week and showing good skills were, Thomas Seton, Preston Case, Lindsay Lauer and Adam Kinney.
It was another good win for the under 10’s against Oberon with the final score 50 – 0. Once again the boys combined well as a team with their defence outstanding. At times making it difficult for themselves with Oberon on the line they were able to hold them out. Bailey Brown was lead try scorer with 4 tries, two of these set up brilliantly by Wil Stockton and one a full length run of the field. Kayden Whitney scored 2 tries off fantastic offloads out wide. Byron Lamborn, Saezar Scanlan and Roman Peters all scored tries. Goals were kicked by Brown, Scanlan, Peters & Whitney, along with Noah Stait, Ben McCulkin and new kid off the block Clayton Beck. Noah Stait and Kayne Dewar supported well in defence, with Ben McCulkin running the ball hard and making ground. Aydan Thomas had another good all-round game with his team mates. With two weeks off now the young g warriors look forward to their next encounter Bathurst Panthers. The team wish Wil Stockton all the best playing in the under 11’s Western team in Tamworth from 2nd -4th June. They also wish team mate Josh Camberwell all the best in his recovery from a leg injury and look forward to seeing him back on the field.
A hard fought win for under 12’s against a well drilled Oberon team, with the final score being 30-14. After leading 12-10 at half time, the second half saw a further lift in play with Wang half running in 18 points to 4. Try scorers were Sam Lane 2
Lachlan Taylor , Kye Cameron and Oscar Gordon 1 each. Ben Fraser, Lachlan Taylor, Lachlan Schroder, Liam King and Eamyn Quin kicked a goal. Sam lane, Lachlan Taylor, Oscar Gordon Kye Cameron & Donny Peters all had an outstanding game in a team where everyone is playing well. The under 12’s remain on the top of the ladder and this is reflective of the outstanding team work each week.