Under 13's v Kempsey

13's v Kempsey

The 13's were on the road to take on Kempsey at Verge St Oval.

The 1st half saw a close encounter as both teams went try for try. The Tigers were first to score when Logan Jones beat nearly every player on the park by stepping, weaving and palming every player that came near him, to eventually put the ball down next to the posts. Simon Walker converted. Then Kempsey scored. 6-6.

After some great lead up work, the Tigers were in good field position and Toby Kinnear produced an offload to give his Back row partner Tyrell West, who is relishing a new role, his first try of the day. Walker converts. Kempsey scored again. 12-12. The Tigers then applied the pressure with heavy defence and forced Kempsey back into in goal. From the line drop-out Jones grabbed a double, to put the Tigers ahead at Halftime 16-12. This clicked the Tigers into gear, with some rock solid defence; they went on a rampage, scoring 5 tries to 1 in the 2nd half.

Some great team tries, as the ball went through many sets of hands. Logan Jones getting another 2, Tyrell West 1(really 2, that would've given him a hat trick but we won't talk about that). Keith Donovan scored 2, the 1st after sending the ball out to the backs, Keith charged onto the ball, like he did all day in a very impressive performance, bulldozed through the defenders to get the ball down. His 2nd came when the defenders rushed up quick, Walker put in a smart little grubber kick, for Keith to determinedly pounce on to the ball.

The 2nd half was a brilliant performance by the team; Clay Perkins, Steve Borg, Charley Townley and Brady Atkins were getting our sets off to a great start with great runs. Toby Kinnear, Jack Hillery, Alex Howard and David Styles taking some strong hit ups, which help set up all the try scorers.

A big thankyou to the U12's O'Shay Tyreman, Lachie Craggs, Zac Single and Finn Stephens, who had to start, and played great for us, as we were short.

The Tigers are really playing for each other out there and it's showing in defence with everybody working hard, showing up and tackling together. Let's hope this continues!!

BOWRA 40 Def. Kempsey 18

(L.Jones 4, T. West 2, K. Donovan 2 tries, S.Walker 4 goals).