COLTS REPORT versus SOUTHERN DISTRICTS
Only mixed results for the Colts against Souths.
FIRST GRADE COLTS
SOUTHERN DISTRICTS 44 defeated Easts 10.
Firsts were hammered by a much more committed and fired up Souths never allowing us to get into game or gaining any momentum whatsoever and there was disappointment all round at full-time
But in the end did it really matter ?
When the tragic news filtered through at games end from Warringah it was all put in perspective….it is only a game of rugby after all , sure we were beaten by a better side , sure we expected to win but when our minds drifted north to Rat Park …did it really matter ??
On behalf of all the Colts players, staff and supporters alike our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all at the Warringah club and especially to the family of Lachlan Ward. RIP.
SECOND GRADE COLTS
EASTS 38 defeated SOUTHS 12
Another solid performance keeps them in second spot on the table, scoring 6 tries with Declan Quin grabbing a double.
THIRD GRADE COLTS
Southern Districts 17 defeated Easts 5
It was a game in which Easts supporters who remember Bobby Burns would have been totally at home with straight rights, sly elbows and yellow cards and niggle the order of the day.
With most games in Sydney postponed due to torrential rain. Easts were prepped to play wet weather football. Plan A failed badly as the rain held off and Southern effected a number of charge downs to keep our colts pinned down in their own half and Easts were never able to find their rhythm. Many of the kicks Easts were able to get away were not up to their usual standard.
Southern played dry weather football and showed Easts how it was done, shutting down Easts attacking efforts time and time again by stealing the ball at the breakdown. Easts lineout which has been reliable broke down as Southern outcompeted them at that aspect of play.
For the second week in a row, one of Easts most potent weapons was neutralised by an early decision by the referee to go to uncontested scrums. The coaching staff from both sides were confused as they could see no apparent reason for this decision.
Normally three yellow cards to a side spells disaster to that side, but Easts were unable to capitalise when they played 10 minutes against 14 men and almost 10 against 13 men
Even still Easts maintained a slim hope with the score at 10-5. With 5 minutes to go Easts were fighting desperately to score a match deciding try but Southern swooped on a loose pass and put the game beyond Easts reach. Easts kept fighting but were unable to secure the score which might have given them a consolation bonus point.
With the bye this week Easts players will have an opportunity to recharge and for some introspection, taking what the learned from this loss and turning into a positive response for the return round against Randwick in two weeks.
FOURTH GRADE COLTS
No game ..bye
A bye weekend coming up before we face Randwick
THE EASTERN TOUCHLINER