U14 Raiders taste defeat
THE UNDER-14s Raiders had their first loss for the season and learnt a big lesson from the game.
From the moment they started they played the game Atherton were playing – messy and no structure – and with a few mistakes the boys could not dominate in the first half.
The second half saw the team come out with a bit more urgency and they managed to put together a few good plays.
Wayne Oui made some good runs and intense tackles taking out the 3 points.
Matthew Chesterfield’s aggressive runs and top clean out skills took the 2 points.
Glen Mcfairlain found his new position as open side flanker a breeze, chasing down, tackling players and winning back the ball, which earnt him 1 point.
Overall the boys learnt from the loss and are ready to improve their game.
The Under-12s played against the Atherton Highlanders on Friday night.
A couple of players short, the Raiders worked really hard for a 10-all draw.
Raiders dominated most of the game, but had trouble crossing the line due to the strong Highlanders defence.
The Highlanders scored an early try and the Raiders hit back right on half time with Tom Walker going over to level the game.
The Raiders came out after half time and scored early in the second half after some good lead up work and a great run from Jared Tesch to go over near the post.
The Raiders fought hard but were unable to hold the Highlanders out in the last minutes of the game.
Some of the senior Raiders came down to watch the game and awarded the Man of the Match to two players: Locky Buzzer and Leith Malone who both worked tirelessly throughout the game.