Blueys v's Epping

20 June 2004

Blueys v's Epping Blue Mountains Rugby travelled to Epping last week coming away with just the two wins. The Lapstone Hotel First XV went down to a spirited Epping side by 23-13. Epping scored 3 tries in the first quarter; none coverted - winger Ross Kerkham showing his exceptional pace by charging down one of the conversion attempts.A penalty goal to Dave Twomey had the score 15-3 at the break. The Blues were first on the scoreboard in the second half with a good try from man of the match Danial McSpadden after an Epping mistake. A further try to skipper Dave Twomey closed the gap to just 5 points and the Blues were back in the game. However a late try to Epping sealed their victory. Best & Fairest: Danial McSpadden (3 points); Dean Hekke(2); Ben Smith(1); Player's Player: Danial McSpadden. Second Grade continued on its winning way with a comfortable 18-5 win. Try scorers were Matt Nelson & Pat O'Heir with James Ritchie contributing 8 points with the boot. Best & Fairest: Matt Nelson (3); Peter Dixon & Pat O'Heir (2); Lindsay Smith (1); Player's Player: James Brownlee. Third Grade went down by 18-5 with a try to winger Aaron Parnell. Epping led 15-0 at the break but the Blues were far superior in the second half. Best & fairest: Chris Hill (3); Josh Lewis (2); Chris Hand (1); Player's Player: Warren Lysaght. Fourth Grade ran out winners by 16-8 with tries to Lindsay Smith & Morvin Edwards. Mick Down contributing 6 points with the boot. Best & Fairest: Travis Seagar (3); Morvin Edwards (2); Dave Todd (1); Player's Player: Travis Seagar. The Junior Blues, despite a spirited second half went down to Epping by 24-21. Best & fairest: Josh Grant (3); Jake Baker (2); Ben Dorrell & Liam Winton (1 each); Player's Player: Liam Winton. Next week the Blues are back home at Lapstone hosting Barker Old Boys.
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