Bowra 11s now find themselves where they have to win every game to keep their season alive. With this in mind the boys unfortunately started slowly allowing Woopi to run too much which gave them confidence and at half time the game was in the balance.
Luckily Bowra came out more determined in the second half, their defence tightened up and they showed some aggression putting on some big hits. The improved defence helped improve our attack and we stormed away winning 32-10.
Max Thompson on his birthday had a great game, Max has worked hard on his defence and his technique means he regularly knocks down boys twice his size. Luke Leonard got deep and ran the ball well, Wyatt Rouse picked up 3 tries with determined running, Jai Wassens was creative, Brandon Willer's second half defence was outstanding really burying his shoulder into the Woopi boys and Blake Spear's game continues to improve.
Try scorers where Wyatt Rouse 3 tries and 1 try each to Blake Spear, Locky McEwen and Jack Peachman.
Bowra needed a victory to keep their slim finals hopes alive. From the outset the boys were hungry and motivated in defence with Kempsey finding it hard to even get out of their own end of the field. Bowra's line speed and enthusiasm had Kempsey on the back foot for the entire game. Tommy Martin scored 3 tries and found a running game which was great to see, Max Thompson was scheming at dummy half and took the right opportunities to scoot when we needed him, Luke Leonard was again strong in both attack and defence and Jack Peachman's move to first receiver was a success showing blistering speed for 3 tries. Final score 42-10.
Bowra 11s ventured to Sawtell with a few players out but still hopeful of continuing their recent good form.
The boys got off to a slow start and were down 12-0 fairly quickly. To their credit they re-grouped and fought back and were right in the game until Sawtell scored 2 late tries.
Final score was Sawtell 34- Bowra 24.
For Bowra Jack Peachman, Jai Wassens, Luke Leonard, Henry Stranlund, Blake Spear, Wyatt Rouse and Brodie Moore, backing up from under 10s, all had strong games.
Try scorers were Jack Peachman, Wyatt Rouse and Jai Wassens scoring 2.
Bowra 11s travelled to Smithtown in search of their 3rd win in a row and right from the kickoff it was obvious the boys were switched on and in for a good day. Everybody was running strong and moving up in a line and our scrambling defence was outstanding.
Jai Wassons was strong at fullback , Trent Clews had his best game of the year thus far , Kye Garzoli was at his nippy best with 2 great show and go's which led to 2 long range tries and Tommy Martin had his best defensive game of the year keeping us tight in the middle .
Final Score was Bowra 42 Smithtown 0 with the most impressive aspect being keeping the opposition scoreless. Try scorers were Wyatt Rouse 3 , Brandon Willer 2 , Kye Garzoli 2 and Tommy Martin 1.
In a very entertaining game that could have gone either way, Bowra ran out winners 18-16 against a pretty good Smithtown side. Smithtown seemed to have a very fast and agile team which kept Bowra on their toes for the full 40 minutes. A few slack moments in defence kept Smithtown in the game and the boys must realise against quick opposition everybody in the defensive line must be aware and push up in a good line every tackle.
For Bowra Wyatt Rouse was once again in everything, Brandon Willers defence and select passing was a highlight, Henry Stranlund was back to his barnstorming best with some inspirational runs, our 2 dummy halves Conner Lockyer and Blake Spear are both improving their running which is adding much needed go forward, Noah Thompson was very physical and gave 100% and Luke Leonard had his usual sound game and is a boy whose confidence is improving each week as he works out he has plenty of ability.
Try scorers were Brandon Willer, Wyatt Royse and Tristan Walker.