Bibbenluke Carnival – April 5
THANK you to all the players and parents that made the trip up the mountain despite the rain to play footy. Congratulations to our winning U14s side that were undefeated in all their games taking out the finals... well played boys. U10s won their way into the finals but lost in the end... nice effort kids. Unfortunately it was not such a good day for the U12s and U16s who were outplayed by their opposition. The mighty minis turned up strong in numbers... everyone played well and had a ball in the rain.
Thanks coaches, and thanks to Ryan Sweeney and Rosco for refereeing the U12s field all day.
THE U8s first game saw us take on a much larger team from Woden Valley. The team played really well with Tyge and Jorge leading the way in defence and Jamal and Jacko making strong runs. We went into half time with two tries apiece but the Dragons finally prevailed six tries to five. For the second game against Eden the rain had set in and the kids hands were definitely freezing. They toughed it out and it was great to see he new players Spencer and Talon running hard and making great tackles. Eden was too strong in the end but we still had plenty of highlights like Halle’s tackle on a player three times as big as her and Harry’s runs up the middle. Well done for making the long hike to Bibbenluke and a big thanks to the parents for their support.
I'd like to firstly thanks all the mum's, dad's and relatives who braved the weather and made the journey over the mountain to watch the boys play. Conditions were about as tough as it can get to play rugby league but our U12s still turned up in numbers which was great to see.
The first game was against the Canberra Buffaloes who showed that they were a well drilled outfit and got away to a three try lead in the first half.
After a quick chat about defence at half time our lads made a much stronger effort in the second half not allowing any more points to be conceded which was an encouraging sign. Our second game was against Bega in the pouring rain. Congrats to both teams for turning up and giving the crowd something to watch in testing conditions.
As to be expected in that sort of weather the game was a scrappy affair with the ball being dropped by both teams more than it was caught. Unfortunately again the Devils were slow to assert themselves in defence and found themselves chasing a score, going down to Bega and ending their carnival. Keep your heads up boys, the season is only beginning with great things still to come. See you all at training on Wednesday 4.30pm.
ON a glorious day in downtown Bibbenluke, the U14s donned their sunscreen and zinc to brave the extreme heat in the 49th Annual Bibbenluke Carnival. With a host of teams from all over the state not turning up, the young devils attacked a keen Merimbula-Pambula doggies side. With only 10 minutes per half there is no time for working your way into the game. So the boys set about their task ferociously and tore into the Bulldogs relentlessly. Strong running from Oscar, Raine and Liam set the platform for the speedy boys to score great tries out wide, three tries to Connor, one to Blake Cavanagh and Clyde Parsons. Four conversions from five attempts from Marcus, 26-0 final score.
Game two and with Coach Rosco off refereeing U12s games, it was left to Mark Lonsdale to get the boys motivated to play the unbeaten Bega Roosters. Again the boys went into the game with gusto, and in the atrocious conditions showed great skill in promoting the ball in the wet. Some excellent tries were scored at the back end of some brutal defence, which left the Roosters feathers ruffled and definitely leaving them with nothing to crow about. Tries to Liam, Blake Zideluns and another to Connor. Final score 18-6 Devils.
The boys made the final and had to face the Eden Tigers. The team showed their class from the outset and never looked in danger as Eden struggled with the conditions and the pressure applied by the Devils.
Final score 18-0.