UNDER 17s Match report
"What a difference seven days can make to a Rugby Team! This week the U17’s spent a lot of time discussing our performance in the preceding game and what we were going to do individually improve our defence and stop the fast moving Avoca Backs.
As I walked into the dressing sheds, I could feel how eager the boys were to get on the park and prove how much they wanted to play for their mates and come away with a win. The willingness only intensified when the whistle blew to start the game. Avoca kicked off to us and the forwards immediately took control. The big boys laid down the platform to allow the backs to strut their stuff again and again.
We headed to the half time break 24-0, but Avoca were not giving up. As play continued after the break, Avoca threw everything they had at us. Our defence stood up to the challenge and our attack was rewarded with an across the field try with the right winger scoring a brilliant team try.
Eight minutes to go, a slip up in a tackle reduced us to 14 and Avoca again lifted, throwing everting they had at us on our line. The chant from the “Finishers” (U17 Bench), went up – “For you, for me!” and our line was never crossed.
Final Score Gosford 31 - Avoca 0.
The boys will now play Warnervale in the Grand Final at Woy Woy oval Friday night (07 September) kicking off at 7:35pm.
Best on Park were Suli, Casey and Blake". - Steve Keiler