Under 18s lack grunt

The under 18s came out against a much more determined Leeton on Sunday and just could not get the intensity in their game to match them.
Nanjing Night Net

It may be a wake-up call for the boys that eight or 10 players turning up for training each week at this end of the season is not going to win them games against the better sides.

Now it’s up to them if they want to just go through the motions and finish the season or really commit to the last five weeks and give the title a real shake.

Lachlan Kelly played really strong for best and fairest while Ben Hogan took out players’ player. Jacobie Prior and Bo Grace also played well.

Try scorers for DPC were Lachlan Kelly and Jack Cottom Lyons and Jamie DeMamiel kicked one goal.

The DPC under 16s were very lucky to get a two-point win yesterday against a very determined and well drilled Leeton side.

The first half was very scrappy with a lot of dropped ball which saw the Roosters behind on the scoreboard at half-time.

The team picked up its game in the second half and dug deep when it was really needed to take the win 24-22.

Billy Gilbert had a strong game, taking out the best and fairest and players’ player awards.

Trey Eldridge and Lukas Brain also played well as did Lachlan Eldridge.

Try scorers were Billy Robb 2, Billy Gilbert and Jai Lyons with Blake Carroll kicking three goals and Sam Bartter one.

Training will be on Wednesday and Friday nights and a barbecue will be held at Darlington Point Oval at 10am on Sunday.

RISING STAR: Ben Hogan collects his Joe Fabris Medal after last year’s under-16s Group 20 final. Hogan is making an impression on his step up to under-18s, being named players’ player at the weekend match.

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