Cats up­set Mitta

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) -

As was last week, both se­nior teams of Cats had im­pres­sive wins in to­tal con­trast­ing con­di­tions. There was no sun­screen or wide brim hats re­quired at Eskdale on Satur­day, rain­coats and blan­kets were the or­der of the day as we tasted the first day of wet slip­pery con­di­tions for the sea­son.

With no Un­der 14s at Mitta this year, the Un­der 17 Cats were the first to take on the cooler con­di­tions.

While the score in­di­cates a 16 point loss, the Cats had a very tight strug­gle and showed pas­sages of very good foot­ball giv­ing their sup­port­ers plenty to look for­ward to when coach Phil gets his full list of play­ers to choose from.

For a num­ber of rea­sons the Re­serve boys were forced to search high and low for play­ers to fill all po­si­tions, this made the 49 point win at Eskdale all the more spe­cial.

The coaches were im­pressed by the ef­forts of the en­tire group and thanked those that stepped in to play and help bring the 4 points back to Ruther­glen.

Rhys Ren­shaw, Shaun Moore and Jay Mase were the best of a very even group of con­trib­u­tors for the Cats.

The Se­nior play­ers had to dig deep in wet and slip­pery con­di­tions to get the points.

Loos­ing Coach Wil­son and for­ward Ne­an­der in the first few min­utes of the game meant ro­ta­tions were back to the bare min­i­mum and it was go­ing to be a tough arm wres­tle.

With the scores even at half time, it was time for a wounded coach to get the Cats up and about for the sec­ond half.

To the Cats credit they re­sponded and an- swered what was asked of them with a very de­ter­mined and com­mit­ted sec­ond half.

Young gun Cameron Wil­son made it look like it was a dry day with all his skill on show, while the ex­pe­ri­ence of Far­well, Nathan Waite and Sammon made the trip to the hills all worth­while.

This week the Cats host the bench­mark Kiewa Sandy Creek at Barkly Park with a very spe­cial day planned, in­clud­ing a Pre Anzac Day cer­e­mony prior to the se­nior game, with all Ruther­glen and Kiewa RSL mem­bers re­ceiv­ing free en­try into the ground.


U/17’s – Ruther­glen 5-10-40 def Mitta United 8-8-57. Awards: Ruther­glen Pizza - Sam Ty­nan; Corowa Sport­spower - Jack Andi­son; Hun­gry Jacks Bar­nawartha - Mitch Cofield; Ruther­glen News & Lotto - Tyler Fer­raro; Ur­ban Graze - Justin Lewis; Coaches/Run­ner - Jack­son Lewis.

RE­SERVES: Ruther­glen 12-8-80 def Mitta United 4-7-31. Awards: Baker Seed Co - Rhys Ren­shaw; Indigo Mas­sage - Shaun Moore; Poach­ers Par­adise Ho­tel - Jay Mase; Ruther­glen Pizza - Brent Flan­nery; Hun­gry Jacks Bar­nawartha - Brae­den Hat­ton; Ruther­glen Car Wash - Bray­den Kim­ball; Auc­tion Player - Rhys Ren­shaw.

SE­NIORS: Ruther­glen 9-10-64 def Mitta United 6-11-47. Awards: Greg Leahy Re­me­dial Mas­sage - Cameron Wil­son; Com­plete Body Craft - Jarad Far­well; Corowa Golf Club - Nathan Waite; Poaches Par­adise Ho­tel - Ben Plem­ming; Ruther­glen Pizza - James Sammon; Hun­gry Jacks Bar­nawartha - Harry Cowie; Auc­tion Player - Cameron Wil­son.

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