Grenfell Junior League Reports

Grenfell Under 10’s Report
Nanjing Night Net

The team who travelled to Canowindra on Saturday was Nathan Wilson, Jack Garrity, Kyle Mahwhinney, Joseph Kiss, Harrison Starr, Tyler Byron, Caleb Haddin, Josh Smith, Michael Smith and Ky O’Byrne.

Grenfell started the game slowly, and were under the pump from the very start.

Within the first ten minutes, Canowindra had raced to a 12-6 lead with our boys left scratching their heads at the two tries that were scored.

So Nathan Wilson and Harrison Starr took it upon themselves to lift the team.

With several crushing runs our forwards built pressure and soon Nathan, Harrison and Caleb were busting tackles and causing havoc for the Canowindra side.

At half time we were now leading 22-12.

A positive from the game is the combination building between Josh, Kyle and Jack who worked well together by supporting each other in both attack and defence, with Tyler adding a “Billy Slater” like element, with his speed and evasive skills. Michael Smith was also strong in defence, this bloke is only little, but if they get around him he will come at you again and again as he showed on Saturday with another strong effort.

After half time the boys continued where they had left off, Nathan finishing with three tries for the day in a dominant display against the Canowindra side.

Joseph Kiss ran the ball well, and was almost away for a try, before being taken over the sideline.

Ky O’Byrne after making his tackling count was rewarded with a kick at goal which he easily popped over.

At the full time siren Grenfell 42 Canowindra 12, with the best part of the entire match being that the boys although again outnumbered by the opposition, did not allow Canowindra any opportunity to score points for a full 30 minutes, and with the semi finals only weeks away, that effort and commitment is what wins teams the games that count.

Keep it up boys, your almost there! (Go Grenfell)

Dykhoffs Bakery Under 8’s

Last Saturday the Dykhoffs under 8’s played travelled to Canowindra to take on the Canowindra tigers.

The team that took to the field was Zachary Clarke, Bailey Edwards, Riley Edwards, Tyler Byron, Ky O’Byrne, Michael Smith, Ben Hurst-Strange and Mathew Lindsay and the under 7’s to help out the team was Benji Reid, Lachlan Smith and Jonathon Smith.

Zachary captained the team and he found it hard to break through the defence.

Riley and Bailey both had a quiet game but seem to be wherever they were needed.

Michael also had a quite game but he also showed some great defence and never giving up. Tyler had another fantastic game with scoring three tries.

Ky showed some great runs and worked hard in the defence.

Ben and Mathew helped with great team support.

Lachlan, Benji and Jonathon were great to play up in the under 8’s to give their team mates some fantastic support.

CJ Anderson Under 12’s

The under 12’s team for this week were: Jarrad Wilson, Rhys Martens, Adam Hewen, Frazer Ryder, Mathew Ryan, Sam Crutcher, Aaron Mawhinney, Lachlan Stevens, Jullian McAlister, Lachlan Kiss and from the under 7’s Nathan Wilson and Jack Garrity.

The game started off with a bang against Canowindra, when only a few minutes into the game Rhys travelled a fair distance down the field palming off the opposition as he went to put the ball down over the try line for Grenfell’s first try for the game.

Lachlan S lined the ball up nicely to kick the ball straight over the cross bar.

Canowindra were doing their best in defence, but to no avail, because it wasn’t long after our first try that Jarrad went in for the under 12’s second try.

Jarrad made it look easy with all his side stepping from left to right and back again.

Frazer lined up to try his luck at converting Jarrad’s try, but unfortunately was unsuccessful. Canowindra put in a good effort getting close to putting in a try but with great defence from the Grenfell side couldn’t make it happen.

Matty and Jullian as usual were great support players protecting their team mates who had the ball.

Jack was his usual fearless self, showing all involved he is not to be underestimated.

As the ball was passed between the opposition players, Sam was there more often than not ready to tackle and put a stop to their progression.

Frazer and Aaron were a good team backing each other up in the tackles to bring the other team to the ground.

It was time for Grenfell to score again and Jarrad was only too happy to oblige by taking the ball and putting it down for a second time.

It was Adam’s turn to set up for a conversion and that he did, putting the ball directly between the up rights.

Lachlan K made some pretty good ground with a great run down the field, only to be stopped by a big hit and getting winded in the process.

As Canowindra tried to kick the ball through the Grenfell players to score, Jarrad was there to collect it and get it out to Aaron who attempted to get free from the group, but was tackled taking a bit hit.

Sam did his utmost to push through the opposition.

Nathan was there to help his mates running the ball and took a hit for his troubles.

Nathan was slightly hurt, but stayed on the field.

Jarrad ended up with the ball once again and with his continual good runs went over to score yet again with his third try for the day.

Aaron was able to convert Grenfell’s fourth try, bringing the final score to 20 – 0, Grenfell’s way.

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