v Sawtell 18 July

Saturday at Hennessy Tape cauldron, Bowra U12s came up against defending premiers & competition leaders Sawtell. The Bowra boys & girl knew this game would test them but they have the players to beat them.

Bowra had a great start to the game laying on 2 tries, both to Hudson Garzoli. These 2 tries were a result of teamwork. Firstly, by running hard & offloading to a player who was in a better position. Secondly, by passing the ball more than twice. This got Hudson on the outside of the Sawtell defence & his pace & strength done the rest. Most times in junior footy if you get the ball out wide to a dangerous player quickly, he will make plenty of meters.

Bowra went in at halftime with a 14-10 lead after a sneaky try up the blind side by dummy half Hugh Ahearn.

In the second half Bowra lost their way. Maybe cause they had to make so many changes (23 kids), or maybe just too much dropped ball & poor tackling.

But they did finish the game off in style with a try to Finn Stephens.

Fulltime Sawtell 26- Bowra 22.

Highlights:

Super game this week from Luke Fitzgerald. Luke split them up the middle in attack & worked hard in defence. It just goes to show what a difference confidence makes to a player. Luke also backed up for U13's.

Locky Craggs had his best game of the year. Locky was responsible for getting the ball out wide for Hudson's 2 tries. Just has to make sure the passes get their quick, if to slow it puts the runners outside him under too much pressure. Tackling is getting back to his old ways, when he was the best.

Bryce Pike showed great courage when he came of his wing to try & stop the huge Sawtell number 10. This is not the first time Bryce has put his body on the line for his team. His team mates need to be "as brave".

Mr Stephens (water boy) showed great energy. Top Notch.