St Mary’s Re­claim the Don Green Cup

Dubbo Photo News - - Sport - By GE­OFF MANN

WELLING­TON’S St Mary’s Catholic School has re­claimed the Don Green Lo­cal Derby Cup.

“It is the first time The Wolf Pack has held the Cup since 2015, so the re­sult was a wel­come sur­prise,” Sports Co­or­di­na­tor Alis­taire Thomp­son told

The Don Green Lo­cal Derby Cup is a Touch Foot­ball comp be­tween St Mary’s and Welling­ton High. Girls’ and boys’ matches are played and scores tal­lied. The school with the most points wins The Don.

“With a win each for both schools the re­sult was de­cided on points scored. St Mary’s won 119,” Al con­tin­ued.

The first match was be­tween the school’s girls’ teams. Both played very fast run­ning touch and com­peted on ev­ery play. As the time went by St Mary’s took con­trol of the game, win­ning 8-0, with NSW rep Lilly Clarke scor­ing a tre­ble. Emily Smith and Bonni Sheri­dan crossed for dou­bles and Natayah Misepo-kelly capped a great win for the smaller school.

“The sec­ond match saw the boys jump out of the gates hard and fast, both teams cross­ing for some great tries. At the halfway point it was 3-3 un­til Welling­ton High lifted gears and St Marys were un­able to stay with them. The fast fin­ish­ing home side ran out con­vinc­ing win­ners, 9-3.”

NSW Touch Life Mem­ber Don Green was on hand af­ter the game to present the fa­mous tro­phy in its 10th year.

“Don was very im­pressed with the stan­dard and hopes the sport con­tin­ues to flour­ish in both schools and with Welling­ton Touch,” Alis­taire re­ported.

Emily Smith and Lian Byrnes re­ceived the cher­ished tro­phy from the donor.

The an­nual chal­lenge be­tween the schools topped off a great month for Welling­ton sport. The Welling­ton Red­backs rugby, Cow­boys first and re­serve grade league teams as well as soc­cer and bas­ket­ball teams have all won ti­tles in re­cent weeks.

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Emily Smith and Liam Byrnes re­ceive the Tro­phy.

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