Team of the Week and Match Reports
First-grade match report 12 September 2020
Colts played top side Queanbeyan on the weekend and snatched a 22-20 thriller to knock the top side off.
We went on the attack early pressuring their line but no joy on the scoring front. It was the QBN’s turn to pressure us. A few break-outs by them thwarted by good defence from the good guys for the next five. Pressure from a scrum to QBN saw them score first points: down 0-5. We recovered very soon after when Adam McAuliffe effected a charge down and Matt Galvin scored the easiest of tries pressing the ball over the line. Converted by Liam Maguire saw us 7-5 up. We sustained a lot of pressure for most of the rest of the half with the QBN maul being very effective. Two more unconverted tries to them gave them a 7-15 lead. Cody Webb had a great break out run with a head high on him being called early with an open line in front. The ensuing penalty was slotted by Liam and we went into half time 10-15 down with a game on our hands.
Coaches were happy with the message being to remain patient and focus on our execution. Defence was good.
Unfortunately QBN scored an early second half try taking them to a 10-20 lead. Our young men then dug deep for the rest of the half with great defence holding QBN scoreless for the rest of the half. At about three quarter time a line out followed a penalty to us. Great mauling and phase play saw Liam barging at the QBN defence, with Zac Ross then receiving the ball to score our wide: 15-20. The rest of the half saw some good raids from both sides but solid defence being the order of the day. We remained composed and our moment came on full time. With a penalty awarded to us we took a tap and Aiden Tolich was over: 20 all with a kick to come with full time on the clock. Ice man Liam slotted the conversion to give us a 22-20 victory and was swamped by his team mates.
A mighty team effort.
Points: 1 point each for the whole team