Round 6 had the Magpies travelling to Armidale. The hard work put in at training is paying off with the boys working on their defensive game, with Jett Mitchell, Joseph Voysey and Angus Smith all playing a part in keeping Armidale at bay. Matthew Smith made a full field run to score his first try. Reef Ward added to his try count, as did Hayden Dawson crossing the line twice. Both playing an amazing defensive game, Braxtyn Ferris also scored an amazing 4 tries, with Luke Matthews crossing the line with his signature summersault an astounding 5 times. Glen Innes took home the win 52 to Armidale 12.
The coach was very happy with how they played against Armidale on Saturday to win 54-4. There was some excellent tries score from passing the ball around. This is something we have been working on at training and was great to see the boys pulling it of in the game. Their best team effort so far for the season. Tries: Mason Watts(3), Jimmy Chard (3), Charlies Hoskins( 2), Max Eastwood(2), Horatio Eastwood(1). Conversions: Charles Hoskins, Horatio Eastwood, Sam Barratt, Jack Matthews, Jimmy Chard, Max Eastwood.
52-0 win. Tries : Bobby Chard(3), Ethan Graham (2), Thomas Pietsch (2), Pat Wright(1), Lloyd Newbury (1), Bryn Biddle (1). Conversions: Jordon Watts, Pat Wright, Thomas Pietsch, Harrison Bailey, Lloyd Newbury, Dustin McBain. Referee Points - Ethan Graham
The Magpies went down 38-10 to the Armidale Rams in an improved performance. The Magpies could field only 11 players against an Armidale team with 10 on the bench so it was always going to be tough. Coach Hugh Eastwood found some positives from the performance.
"The team tried hard and there was much better effort and communication in defence in the middle. We still have not found a way to stop the bigger, stronger players on opposition teams, this week it was Jack Bullen for the Rams running in 4 tries to be the major difference. Take him out and it's close. Playing 11 a side is frustrating as it just creates more room for these players to run around us. The good thing is the boys still enjoyed themselves and their footy and are starting to try to play as a team. The season has a long way to go and we can improve a lot before the end," he said. Improved performances from Jackson Jarret and Jackson Corrigan who scored his first try. Lloyd Newberry went very well playing up from U11s and was the Magpies other tryscorer. Jake Bruce had some good carries to pick up two Referee Points.
The Under 15s had a gallant effort against a big and strong Armidale. GI with only 13 players pulled together and played some tough football. Each player was outstanding, stepping up and playing to their strengths as a team by keeping it simple and doing those simple things right. Their commitment at training is shinning through on game days . Taking away the win 30-10, those that played on the weekend should be commended on their game and their attitude on the field. " Referee points went to Samual Lockyer and Carter Ferris.
In what can only be described as a gutsy effort, the Under 17s went down to Armidale in a nail bitter 32 to 38. Derek Boney, Bailey Edwards, Harlon Mclaren and Tyler Morgan all broke through a very strong defence by Armidale to add to the Glen Innes try count. In his first game back for the Magpies, Kaleb "Craybob" Hope had an amazing game, scoring two tries, and converting 4 out of 6 conversions for the team. Charlie Easterbrook had a blinder of a game gaining metres with multiple line breaks. Mitch Duddy stepped up his defence effort playing a huge part in keeping the Armidale score reachable. Glen Innes worked hard in the second half and equalled the score, unfortunately Armidale went over the line late in the game and Glen Innes ran out of time to catch up.
The Junior League Tag Mapgies Coach Steven McAllister reported that is was great to see some of our younger girls improving every week even though we lost on the weekend 30-16 against Armidale the girls are still enjoying it which is great to see. Tries: Aila McBain, Brooklyn Elliott, Mylie Doust, Paige Floyd.
Intermediate League Tag Magpies had a win against Armidale Rams 18-0 on Saturday. Coach Mark commented that it was:
"Great to see the girls using the stuff we are learning at training in games. Special mention for Molly Chard scoring a hatrick on the back of some great lead up work by the team. Really pleased to see a happy team environment". The tries were converted by Llyssa Newbury, Jasmine Klingner, and Molly Chard. Referee Points went to Molly Chard and Grace Mabbott.
Saturday was the SLT Magpies toughest game yet, the girls really worked as a team. There was some amazing defense and fantastic plays. Sophie Watt scored our first try, Sophie Butterworth had an amazing game and crossed for our second. With four minutes left we were 8-10 down, some amazing ball play seen Brooke Klinger score and Lara Chard convert. With a nail biting 4 minutes the girl fitness really showed, and Brianna Dawson getting a try scoring tag the buzzer went on 14-10. Coach Kasey Elliott is super proud of how all the girls are playing and their sportsmanship. Referee Points went to Brooke Klingner and Sophie Watt.
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