Blueys v's BOBS

27 June 2004

Blueys v's BOBS Junior Blues Triumphant Blue Mountains Rugby Under 19's came away with a strong win by 26 - nil against Wahroonga last Saturday. The lads were ably led by skipper Nathan Macguire who proved a real handfull around the scrums and rucks. The team scored 4 tries - two to Josh Grant and one each to Jake Baker and Liam Winton, with Josh Grant converting three: a personal total for Josh of 16 points. Strong performances wre put in by Luke Wheatland,Richard van Os and James O'Brien. Best & Fairest: Luke Wheatland (3 points); Richard van Os and James O'Brien(2); The rest of the team (1 each); Player's player: Nathan Macguire. The senior club did not fare so well in the home games against Barker Old Boys - although the Nicholson Cup fixture was certainly the match of the day at home. The Blues came away with a hard fought win by 17-12; ending an unbeaten 9 game stretch by Barker. Barker were first to score with a converted try but the Blues bounced back with a great try to half Jimmy Hand; converted by Mick Down which levelled the scores. Barker then scored an unconverted try but a second 5 pointer by Paul Harper also converted by Down saw the lead regained - scoreline 14-12. Despite constant pressure from the opposition, the Blues held on and were awarded a penalty some 40 metres out. In difficult swirling conditions Mick Down put his hand up and steered the ball between the uprights for the final score: 17-12. Best & Fairest: Warren Lysaght (3); Tim Jurd(2); Travis Seagar & Jimmy Hand (1 each). Player's Player:Warren Lysaght. The Campbell Cup side were held to a 10 all draw with tries to Sargeant Green & Chris Hill. Best & Fairest: Josh Lewis(3); Chris Hill(2); Ben Bifield(1); Player's Player: Chris Hill. The Farrant Cup side went down by 17-7 with the try scorer Lindsay Smith converted James Ritchie. Best & Fairest: James Brownlee(3); Lindsay Smith(2); Dave Smoth(1); Player's Player: James Brownlee. The Clark Cup was a lack lustre affair with the Blues going down to Barker by 29 - 11. The sole Blues try to hooker Cameron Williams whilst Dave Twomey kicked 2 penalties. The side gave away 20 points in penalty goals which really cost them any chance of victory. Best & Fairest: Jack Daniels(3); Josh Hunt(2); Darren Thomas(1); Player's Player: Jack Daniels. Next week the Club is away to Kings Old Boys at North Parramatta with crucial games in all 4 grades. For further information on Club activities, contact Chris Moloney on 0408 295 297.
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