COLTS REPORT versus WEST HARBOUR
Wins for top 3 Colts teams and in so doing all scored plenty of points but the Fourths fell at the final hurdle.
EASTS 59 defeated WEST HARBOUR 14
This was a big win with the only down side allowing the opposition in for 2 late converted tries.
The big West forwards rumbled away early and tested the Easts defence which held strong as Wests tried to break through …all to no avail.
Once Easts were on the scoreboard through an intercept try to centre Angus Brown they started to dominate and were always in control and lead 21 to nil at half time. Hooker Harry Todd and Fullback Matthew McTaggart were the try scorers while Jayden Wright had his kicking boots on converting all tries.
McTaggart was in again shortly after the break continuing his fine early progress in the team and the tries started to flow very quickly as Easts started to throw the ball around producing some excellent running rugby. Flying hooker Todd grabbed a second while winger Dylan Luisi continued his try scoring run this year grabbing a hat trick while half-back Harry Doyle finished off an excellent team movement to score his try.
So it was 9 tries to Easts while winger Wright converted 7 of those as well as having an excellent game on the wing. Open side flanker James Donato continued his excellent form to lead the way for the pack, spending a lot of time working hard on the ground to overturn possession to get Easts on the front foot.
It was probably an 8 of 10 effort with the set piece still needing some work but overall more than satisfactory
SECOND GRADE COLTS
EASTS 66 defeated WEST HARBOUR 7
We headed West for our outing against West Harbour hoping to continue with the form we showed against Warringah the week before.
When we arrived at St.Lukes North we were pleasantly surprised to find an immaculate field is pristine condition perfect for running Rugby.
The team relished the conditions and created havoc all over the field for the West Harbour team.
All players showed great team work and played with a strong cohesion that enabled them to score points at will. The final score was 66 -7 to the Easts team after leading 49 to 7 at oranges
Easts scored 10 tries in all , with the goal kicking shared between Tom Lenehan and Nick Shannon who both kicked 4 conversions each, with Lenehan scoring an excellent try as well while back rower Jack Lamph helped himself to 3 tries. It was good to see full back Ed McGeoch back full of running and also scoring a try.
Congratulations to all players on this polished performance. Let’s continue to work hard for the tougher battles ahead in the improving Southern Districts and the undefeated Randwick teams.
THIRD GRADE COLTS
Easts 45 defeated WEST HARBOUR 5
A very comprehensive victory scoring 7 tries to just one conceded while James Coppola converted 5 of these.
The pack maraudered as one reminiscent of an Ian Eskdale led pack from years long ago…..perhaps coach Somerton has been taking tips from the wily old Esky while they dribble on to each other how good they once were !!!
FOURTH GRADE COLTS
COLLEAGUES 27 defeated EASTS 14
Things were going so well with Easts leading 14 to 5 at the break but then quickly unravelled in the second term with the defence gone missing and Colleagues finished over the top of Easts.
This was most disappointing and most unlike the structures that have been put into place for the Colts program this year
We head to the deep south this week for the clash at Foreshaw against Southern Districts…always a tough encounter
THE EASTERN TOUCHLINER