NAROOMA Devils played at Tathra on Sunday, under a bright blue sky in warm conditions and were entertained all day with two wins and one loss.
First grade began very strong, running the ball along the back line constantly for the first five minutes, Riley and Todd Ayres near scoring, then out of the blue Tathra ran down the left wing and scored nine minutes into the game. Unbelievable, as Narooma was doing the attacking, Tathra 4-0.
After a good defensive set with Taylor tackling anything that moved Tathra Knocked on and Simon Hodge scooped and ran under the posts to score. Koorin Campbell converted Narooma 6-4.
The boys took the ball up well from the kick and then with great tackling from Booga and Keegan had good field position. Narooma got a scrum feed and Booga scored under the posts in the 21st minute. Koorin got the kick the Narooma 12-4.
A good run by Jermaine Ballengarry then Taylor Alley scored in the 24th minute. With the kick converted the score was now 18-4.
The magical footwork of Jermaine reminded me a lot of a man I used to call "Mr Magic" Corey Stewart from Eden. In the early days he used to set the world alight with his magic and maybe Jermaine can do that too.
With half time coming up we let Tathra in for a try Narooma 18-10. Eight minutes into the second half Taylor sent Ali Elmasri a great pass and over he went 22-10. Then tension exploded when No 4 from Tathra didn't like the heavy tackle from Narooma’s Tony Tyrrell and a fight followed. It was all in and lasted five minutes.
Tyrrell and Tathra’s No 4 were both sent off, so they will get a week or two on the sidelines.
Tommy Roudonikis would have had a ball, getting the mongrel into it, his bring back the biff certainly took over for five minutes, but as the two boys walked off they shook hands and were both big enough to do that.
In the 59th minute Tathra scored 22-16. Narooma’s lead was a bit scary at this stage but we came good. Ali scored his second try off Taylor again now 26-16.
In the 69th minute Jermaine "Mr Magic" scored, Koorin converted 32-16. Again with a pass from Ayresy, Jermaine "Mr Magic" in again and Koorin kicked 38-16.
Believe it or not he hadn't finished Jermaine "Mr Magic" was in again and Koorin converted. The final score 44-16.
Best and Fairest went to 3 points Kyle Burnell, 2 Taylor and Lachlin and 1 each to Tyler and Jermaine. Players player was Kyle Burnel and coaches award went to Koorin Campbell.
Next week we play Saturday at Bill Smyth Oval, Narooma. Ladies 1:30pm and Reserves at 2:30pm. 1st Grade have a bye.
Reserves grade: Devils reserve grade went down 24 to 16 against Tathra in Tathra. Close game yet again, just can’t get over the line. 3 Points to Max Carter, 2 Points Daniel Maybury, 1 Point Hann Gunthorpe.
League tag - Devilettes
The Narooma Devilettes took on Tathra at Tathra on Sunday in the curtain raiser to the group 16 clash between Narooma and Tathra men.
After a good turnout at training the team was pumped for a big one and the efforts transferred to the field.
The girls put in a spirited performance. It didn’t take long for Narooma to exert their dominance, scoring early and going to break 20 points up. The Devilettes didn’t let up in the second half, going on with it to score an emphatic 36-0 win, in hot difficult conditions, a particular testament to our defence.
All the girls contributed, but Jamie-Anne, as always, created havoc on the fringes of the ruck proving nearly impossible to stop. Her developing combination with Karly is going to become a real headache for the opposition in upcoming rounds.
Kirra was nothing short of electric in general play and is growing in confidence with each match. Danielle, Sam, Marilyn and Karly put in big efforts as did all the girls.
Best and fairest points: Jamie-Anne 3, Kirra 2, Danielle 1. Coach’s award: Marilyn. Players player: Jodie.
See you next week at home.
Stampy's Under 7s
On Saturday, May 10, the Narooma U7s played at home to Bombala. Right from the start Narooma displayed a dominant performance and ran in four quick tries against a brave, smaller Bombala team who did not give up trying.
Narooma won scoring 12 tries and a few of the boys were able to convert. The win was built on another solid defensive effort and only two mistakes the whole game.
A special mention goes to Sonny Dudley who scored his first try and managed to get over twice. Great effort boys we have Bega away next week and they will be much harder.
On Saturday, April 26 the Narooma U7s travelled to Moruya to play an energetic Moruya team. The team trained well with their performance being reflective of their training efforts. The team won 40–4 with the win being built on a determined defensive effort.
All the boys worked hard and tackled well. In the middle Sunny, Johnny, Luke, and Dawso worked tough. Out wide Samuel, Rueben and Daniel covered the Moruya runners with great chasing efforts. Hunter showed everyone how to tackle chopping the Moruya legs down. Max, CJ, Kyla and Riley Almond improved greatly, becoming more involved.
Special mentioned to Kyla who scored his first try under the posts with a determined run. Try scorers were Samuel x 3, Rueben x 2, Daniel x 2 and Kyla. Greater efforts by the team to run up the middle will see them make less mistakes and complete many more sets.
Only two of our mighty mini's teams took to the paddock last Saturday to play against Bombala who were ready for some game time after their long travels down to the coast. Unfortunately for Bombala, our teams were just too strong on the day.
Under 9's verse Bombala
Bombala kicked off to start the game but the ball went to Byron Lonsdale-Patten and he produced a Byron "special" to score under the posts in the first 10 seconds of the game.
Bombala did not recover and the Devils scored a run of tries to score themselves a good win.
Usual top players Kye Kelly and Byron Lonsdale-Pattern were backed up by some great defence from our mighty midgets - Raymond Campbell, Michael Davies and Ethan Griffiths. Also a big improved effort from Angelina Parsons.
Thanks to Bombala for travelling so far to play. They never stopped trying and were rewarded with a couple of late tries.