LAST Saturday evening saw the Devils Reserve grade take on the undefeated Bemboka Panthers.
The Panthers have re-joined the group 16 competition after a long spell in their first season back they have been allowed to field a reserve grade side only. The Bemboka Panthers are a strong reserve grade side and came into the match unbeaten so far this season and winning all of their games by over 30 points.
On the other hand the Narooma Devils reserve grade has yet to post a win.
We have been in every game that we have played and won the second half in the last two games against the Eden Tigers and the Tathra Sea Eagles.
The Devils were in for a tough game but the boys were ready, training through the week was great and the warm up prior to the game was upbeat and positive.
The first half is where we have lost our games this year but not on Saturday the boys were strong and defended with gusto. The game went from one end of the field to the other and the Devils were right in the game. The Panthers scored first but the Devils stayed strong and with Tom Cooney scoring a try minutes later and Trey Parsons converting the Devils went into the half time brake in front for the first time this year 6 points to 4.
The mood in the sheds was exciting and the boys knew that we had a chance!
The second half was just as intense as the first with both sides playing great footy. The Devils forwards were strong in the middle and with Merv and Chopper Willis talking it up; the boys were all fired up. Max, Ali, Steven, Ricky, Elijah and Daniel had the middle of the field covered. While Narooma’s backs finally got some ball and looked dangerous in attack, Franko and Mitch were on one side and Frenchy and Daniel on the other. Our fullback also had his best game of the year talking in defence and chiming into the back line in attack, well done Trey.
Bemboka scored the next try but missed the conversion and they led 8 to 6.
The Devils struck back through Max Carter and with Trey kicking the goal the Narooma boys hit the front 12 to 8 with five minutes to go.
The Panthers got piggy backed down the field with consecutive penalty’s and managed to score just before full time, missing the conversion the game finished in a 12 all draw!
Well done Narooma.
Coming into the game the Bemboka side were on 411 per cent on their for and against and our boys were on -76 per cent.
It was a great game to watch but if anyone has ever played in a game like that, it very intense and the boys were stuffed after the game.
The players points: 3 to Ali, 2 points to Chopper and 1 to Daniel A.
We take on the Bega Roosters this Sunday at home Bill Smyth Oval.
The ladies league tag starts at 12, Reserve grade at 1pm and First grade at 2.30pm.
We hope to have plenty of support for our team at home on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Go the Devils in 2014!
“Devilettes” on a roll
THE Narooma “Devilettes” league tag side continued on their winning ways against Merimbula at Bill Smythe Oval on Saturday.
On a picture perfect afternoon the Narooma girls started slowly, dropped balls in our quarter again proving a problem. Nonetheless solid defence and some electric attacking raids from Kirra and Jamie-anne heading into the break 4-0.
The second half was a big improvement and the girls ran away with it 18-0. This is the second week in a row the Devillettes have kept a side to nil, and the third win on the trot. Things are looking good, although there is plenty of improvement left in the side.
Jamie-anne carved them up on the fringes of the ruck, while Kirra was busting the first line at will. Sam, Jadine, Karly, Billie, TJ, Jody and Tiarn all had big games; however it was the team effort that was most pleasing. Well done girls.
Big game this Sunday at home when Narooma takes on the reigning premiers, Bega. Get down to Bill Smythe Oval and support these girls as they have a go.
Points: Jamie-anne 3, Kirra 2, Karly 1. Coach’s award to Jadine. Players player Sam.
Narooma Junior Devils rugby
ON Saturday the Narooma Devils were up against the Bega Roosters. With all age groups playing followed by the Senior Devils, it was definitely a full day of local footy.
The mini's (7s, 8s and 9s), put in another display of great sportsmanship. They love playing, learning new skills and are becoming more aware of the meaning of teamwork. It's great to see so many juniors playing the sport.
Results from the weekend:
U10s won 38-0
U12s won 24-4
U14s lost in a nail biter 14-16
U16s lost 16-36
Girls won 32-8
Attention all U16s players. You will be playing in Moruya tonight (Wednesday 21) for the makeup round from April. Kick-off is at 6pm. Please be there no later than 5.30pm. If you are unable to get there, contact your coach Paul or Nicole on 0408 447 946. Play hard but fair and good luck.
This weekend will see the Junior Devils travel down to Eden, to play against the mighty Eden Tigers.
Please remember that this is a team sport, so we expect all players to turn up. If you are unable to get a lift down to Eden, please speak to your coach as I'm sure alternative arrangements can be made.
Good luck to all teams.
Game times are as follows
U7s at 9am and again at 10.20am
U8s at 9.40am
No under 9s
U10s at 11am
U12s at 12pm
Girls league tag at 1pm
U14s at 2pm
U16s at 3pm
Please be there 30 minutes before kick-off.
Group 16 round 4 results
League tag Narooma 18 defeated Merimbula-Pambula 0
Reserve grade Narooma 12 drew with Candelo-Bemboka 12
Reserve grade Tathra 30 defeated Cooma 12
First grade Cooma 30 defeated Tathra 10
First grade Bega 32 defeated Eden 20
Reserve grade Eden 30 defeated Bega 10
League Tag Bega 56 defeated Eden 4
Merimbula-Pambula/Candelo-Bemboka v Eden at Pambula (Pambula v Cooma 18’s)
Moruya v Tathra (Moruya v Bega 18’s)
Narooma v Tathra
Cooma bye (except 18’s).