Round two 2018, what a day to remember for the Blueys on a dusty hard Headen Park against Beecroft. In all fairness, Beecroft has had a few lean years so Mountains could go into all games with confidence, but to win ALL five away from home is sensational, and much credit is deserved by each and every one of the boys who pulled on a double blue jumper on the day.
Despite losing four players to injury firsts put the icing on the cake with a 24-15 result,the Blueys scored four tries to two,but on the paddock while it wasnt pretty at times, it was a keenly contested battle for the whole game.But we showed lots of determination,our ball retention was really strong leading to plenty of long phases of footy where we able to set the pattern of play. The back three at the base of the scrum toiled all day, Browny, Zac, and Ellis excelled in the tough stuff,and out wide Kiwi handled the number 10 duties with class,and Leigh Murphy was strong. As expected Junior was massive off the bench and really helped to snuff out Beecrofts chances with some damaging running,not to mention a great try,however the five pointer of the game came when Kiwi slipped a short ball to the comeback king Joel who than sent it in to Browny who scorched over the line (his effort in scoring was still evident at the post match skulls when he struggled to down his beer!).In the final wash up you dont win games like this unless the engine room is firing,and what an effort from young gun Jeff Kondek again,he is getting better and better each game,and should be so proud of the level of Rugby he is playing.
B&F 3 Jeff Kondek 2 Ellis Patrick 1 Chris Lukins Players Player Brad Brown
Seconds had a scrappy start but eventually blew off the cobwebs to race away to a 42-12 win.Plenty of positive football was played and once the Blueys got into gear for far too good.For the second week in a row Jadien really used his talents to overpower the opposition pack, Jon Wickenden ran hard and straight causing nightmares for the home team,Steve Frias was great, as was Eamon who got into everything. Of course the danger man was Navi whose awesome pace and abilty was something Beecroft had no answer for,and no surprise try scoring machine Liam Butler crossed the line again.
B&F 3 Navitalia Druaiono 2 Jadien Cranfield 1 Harry Kirkwood Liam Butler PP Jadien Cranfield
The colts were shattered by the way they opened their season and showed they could do so much better with a resounding 36-0 win.Great teamwork and backing up led to three quick tries two to Lachlan Croft and one to Ben Mcullum to set the scene,and while the home team settled down to make a game of it,the young Blueys eventually took control again and proved to strong.Hamish Cullen scored an amazing kick and chase try,Tom Sargeant and Liam controlled things in the halves,Connor Meade avoided a repeat of a back to Lapstone day nudie run with a crucial five pointer,and while Lachlan was in the thick of things out wide,prop Jed Sinclair was a real standout in all aspects of player with great support from the likes of Connor Lowe.
B&F 3 Jed Sinclair 2 Connor Lowe 1 Lachlan Croft Players Player Lachlan Croft
The third grade Rugby machine powered home for the second week in a row with a crushing 43-14 win.The boys were rusty early and in fact were down 14-5 at one stage before they kicked into gear and blew Beecroft off the park.Prop Rampaging Roy Tuisovivi got right into it scoring two tries,the white hot form of mild mannered Tom Teuma continued,but the game could very well be called the “Tim Wiseby Show” as the classy winger was a constant danger man whether in defence or attack, and he is certainly making his mark on the Rugby field.
B&F 3 Tim Wiseby 2 Roy Tuisovivi 1 Tom Teuma Players Player Tim Wiseby
After their cruel loss in round fours bounced back with a gutsy 17-14 win.The Blueys scored first through Derek Pontois,then in a crucial blow lost Regan through injury just before halftime,so the boys were faced with a challenge.Beecroft threw everything at them,but up front the pack held the key,Dave Tuisiveli shattered the oppositions quest for victory,and with support from the likes of Jock Needham,and of course with out the duties of the mountain goat bar to worry about Bully made his first appearance of the season in style.No person who saw this game will forget the stunning tackle and try saver made by Adam Wright (almost cut the bloke in half),the sensational try scored by veteran Paul Danby,and of course the role played by battering ram Tommy,sent out to hold the scrum up,and make his presence felt,the home clubs pack suffered under the ensuing Pittman onslaught!.
B&F 3 Dave Tuisiveli 2 Brendan Bull 1 Jock Needham Players Player Brendan Bull
Rugby under lights returns to Lappo Saturday against Epping,lets do it again!