Goondi­windi roasts Pigs in away match

Gatton Star - - SPORT - Meg Bolton [email protected]­ton­star.com.au

RUGBY UNION: The Gatton Black Pigs suf­fered their big­gest loss of the sea­son at the week­end go­ing down to Goondi­windi 62-0.

The flog­ging was the worst de­feat in six games of the Wagner’s Ris­don Cup and puts the pigs two spots away from the bot­tom of the lad­der.

But coach John Vin­son found the sil­ver lin­ing of the grim de­feat on Goondi­windi grounds.

He said the side had mo­ments of strength with the team putting up a good de­fen­sive front.

“One-on-one stuff we re­ally stood up, but with the sus­tained pres­sure we couldn't keep them out,” Vin­son said.

Vin­son said the score was no in­di­ca­tion of the pres­sure the Gatton Pigs put on Goondi­windi.

“They worked hard to get their tries but they just did that a lot,” he said.

“The big­gest fo­cus we got from the game is play­ing Goondi­windi re­ally shows if you’re go­ing to be a force in the com­pe­ti­tion that's what you’re go­ing to have to match.”

He said the team would have to fo­cus on their set piece if they wanted to con­test the best.

This sea­son the Univer­sity of Queens­land Gatton team have had two wins and three losses.

Vin­son said the Pigs’ per­for­mance was about the same as last year, but in 2019 he hoped they could win enough games to make it to the fifth spot on the lad­der, which would put them in reach of fi­nals at the end of the sea­son.

Beat­ing High­fields at home this week­end could be the first step to achiev­ing the goal.

At present, High­fields sit at the bot­tom of the lad­der with no wins un­der their belt.

But re­sults aside, Vin­son said the team was fo­cussed on pro­vid­ing a so­cial out­let for Gatton’s univer­sity stu­dents.

“You’ll never play at a club like ours again – we are just fo­cussed in hav­ing a good time,” he said.

This week­end the Pigs take to the field again at the UQ grounds, with kick on Satur­day at 3pm.

PHOTO: ANN BICHEL FHILL

KICK IT: Gatton Black Pig Trent Davi­son.

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