Grenfell Junior League Reports – June 23, 2012

Grenfell Junior League U/8’s players watching the ball sail over the crossbar against Condobolin at Condobolin recently were (l/r) Michael Smith, Ky O’Byrne, Riley Edwards, Tyler Byron, Mathew Lindsay, Bailey Edwards, Benji Reid and Lachlan Smith.McClintock  Machinery Under 7’s

Last Saturday the McClintock under 7’swent to Forbes to take on Red Bend. The team on the day were Tyler Stevens, Joshua Clarke, Emily Edwards, Benji Reid, Hayden Reid, Jaxon Stock, Jonathon Smith, Dylan Beasley (captain) & Lachlan Smith.

The team showed some real talent with Tyler, Benji & Lachlan all scoring tries. Great tackling by Joshua on the day. Emily was enjoying the game, showing the boys how to run the ball hard. Jonathon & Jaxon also ran the ball hard into the defence. Hayden was showing some really great support for his team mates.

Dykhoff’s Bakery Under 8’s

Last Satruday the Dykhoff’s under 8’s went to Forbes to take on Red Bend. The team on the day were Zac Clarke, Tyler Byron, Bailey Edwards, Riley Edwards, Mathew Lindsay, Ky O’Byrne & Michael Smith. Backing up from the under 7’s was Benji Reid. Captained by Bailey who a great game with some good runs & being a tackle machine. With Riley scoring Two tries & Tyler scoring one the team was on fire. Zac showed his usual great team work. Ky & Michael were running the ball hard & Mathew was showing his great support for his team. A big effort was put in from Benji that already played a game on the day.

Terry Carroll Bus Service

Under 10s

The team to travel to Forbes to Red Bend Catholic College on Saturday was Kyle Mawhinney, Josh Smith, Jack Garrity, Harrison Starr, Nathan Wilson, Caleb Haddin, Rhys Minnick, Michael Smith, Tyler Byron & Riley Edwards.

In cool conditions the team played as well as they were let. Red Bend kicked the game off and with a strong run from Nathan and some great backup work from Jack & Kyle. Red Bend scored two quick tries. Kyle worked hard in defence. Caleb made some good runs. Rhys was a work horse in defence and running the ball up as was Nathan. The two try scorers for the day were Harrison & Jack. Kyle & Jack kicked the conversions.

We have a bye this week then holidays, so see you in a few weeks!

CJ Anderson & Co Under 12’s

This weeks’ team consisted of: Jarrad Wilson, Rhys Martens, Adam Hewen, Frazer Ryder, Mathew Ryan, Sam Crutcher, Aaron Mawhinney, Lachlan Stevens, Jullian McAlister & playing up from the under 10’s were Jack Garrity & Nathan Wilson.

Our Grenfell boys ran onto the field ready to play what they knew would be a hard game against Red Bend. Red Bend kicked off for what turned out to be a long game for Grenfell, with the final score being Grenfell 4 – Red Bend 34. It was great to see Frazer turn up to support pink day, donning his pink footy socks that also matched his pink head gear. Sam made a couple of good runs this week along with a few handy tackles. Sam has grown so much as a player this season. Rhys was giving his all once again, trying his hardest to push through the Red Bend players, then giving what he got when it came to defending. Given half a chance, when Adam gets the ball he can e a good little runner, as tried to show during the game. Red Bend had a couple of bigger boys on their side, one in particular & it was great to see Grenfell coming together as a team every now & then to bring down those bigger players. Jack turned up once again for his second game of the day in full force with his mind set on making sure the opposition didn’t have an easy time getting over the line. Jarrad made a really nice run & unfortunately lost the ball, but Frazer was there to scoop it up. Not long after Jarrad covered great distance towards the try line then passed the ball to Aaron, allowing him to get the ball over the line for the under 12’s first & only try for the day. Great team work Jarrad! The conversion by Frazer wasn’t meant to be. Aaron had an all round good game, getting involved throughout. Matty & Jullian were good support players for the day. The support players are a vital part of the team, without them there would be no team. Lachlan was in a bit of everything during the game, giving his all. The under 12’s always appreciate it when Nathan plays his second game for the day for them, bringing his skills & strength with him



The players who took to the field for this week’s game against Red Bend were: Dan Harveyson, Taz Harding, Hugh Matthews, Robert Ryan, Taran Stewart, Henry Hunt, Zachary Starr, Alec Abbott, Joshua Edwards, David Parsons, Sean King, Connor Brebner, Ben Hancock and Josh Knight. Jordan Verde played up from the Under 14s.

Red Bend kicked off and our boys were defending well. Another classic chase and tackle by Dan to stop a Red Bend try but they managed to slip through on the next set of six to score first. The boys were really keeping the pressure on and pushing Red Bend back. Henry was making some impressive tackles and Robert made a long zigzag run looking for gaps in the Red Bend defence. Eventually it was Ben Hancock who found the soft spot in the Red Bend line and went in to score Grenfell’s first try of the game. His try was converted by Henry.

The boys were behind at half time but they came out fighting. The pressure was so great that they forced a lot of Red Bend errors. Zach grabbed a loose ball from the ground and Connor and Sean ran it to close to the line. Josh Edwards scooted from dummy half to try and score but was held up. Another set of six and Sean passed to Hugh who took it close to the line. Alec nearly pushed his way over the try line. Finally Grenfell scored again when Dan got the ball and streaked up the sideline. Hugh was unlucky when his kick bounced off the goalpost and straight back at him. Connor had a go at running up the other sideline to score but Red Bend had his number. The final score was 22 to 10. Grenfell didn’t win but they learned a lot about this team that will help them when they meet again later in the season when, hopefully, Grenfell will be victorious!

Don’t forget our “Rock n Roll Christmas in July” which will be held at the Country Club on July 14. The “Midnight Drifters” are a band based in Sydney that play the 50’s and 60’s Rock n Roll circuit, with music from Chuck Berry, The Mavericks, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley, Shakin Stevens and many more. Dress up is optional but encouraged to add to the atmosphere  of what is sure to be a fun night for all.

The night will kick off with a scrumptious two course meal in the spirit of the festive season, to be served in what could easily be mistaken for a dining room straight from the North Pole.

Afterwards you can dance late into the night to the first class live entertainment from the “Midnight Drifters”  Santa will be running a free courtesy Bus for all those who like to have a jolly time.  Tickets are $30.00 each and available from Louisa’s Locker, Caltex Service Station, Henry Lawson High School and CJ Anderson until the 28th June. Enquires can be made to Rita Mawhinney on 63432459, Cindy Brebner 63431521 or Lorraine Harveyson 63432131. So come along for a fun night out and support your local Junior League!!

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