U14 Raiders taste de­feat

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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.

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