Hawkesbury 12.5.07

1 June 2004

Hawkesbury 12.5.07

Lapstone oval was the scene for the Blueys senior rugby action last Saturday up against old nemeses Hawkesbury Valley.

The day started on a positive note with the in form 4th grade outfit taking the price once again with a solid 14-5 victory. Recent recruit Recent recruit Regan Price stole the show with his pin point tactical kicking which turned Hawkesbury around while flanker James Ritchie kept the scoreboard ticking over with a try and 2 conversions and Michael Herps posted the other try.

After a disappointing performance the week before 3rd Grade turned things around with a sterling 26-5 victory against undefeated Hawkesbury outfit. The blueys had two much fire power with Mitchell Power, Damian Smith, David Labrat Byrnes and Josh Macpherson crossing for 5 pointers with skipper Davis Cowell was successful with 3 conversions.

Like their predecessors 2nd grade also put their front foot forward and produced well drilled performance defeating a classy Hawkesbury outfit 19-10. Daniel McGlinn continues his good form and scored the try of the match while number 8 Tim Edwards also penetrated the line and Mick Willis chipped in with a try and two penalties.

The day was sailing fine for the Blueys and it came down to the 1st grade fixture which everyone knew was going to be a tight affair and this is just what happened. Hawkesbury made their presence felt with a try in the opening minutes. In his two hundred match full-back David Twomey reduced the deficit with a couple of penalty goals and it was 9-7 at lemons. The blueys got on top in the second half with in form Matt Clark stole possession and charged down field found David Tomich in support who drew in a number of defenders and set up Ross Kerkham for a try in the corner. The match was poised with the Blueys having a slight advantage but a lapse in defence saw the Hawkesbury fly half weave through the blueys and scored in the dying minutes and the blueys went down 19-14.

In junior rugby the Blue Tongues once again went win less this time against Dural and Redfield at Dural but as always this season they were committed all the way. In both the U10's and the 12's the opposition packs skill level were far above those of the gallant young Blueys but experience will come with time and dedication there is no doubt the potential is there and the efforts and ability of players like Bryce Wildman and Michael McLean prove that point.

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