2nd Colts Grand Final Match Report
2nd Colts v Gordon W31 - 29
Ben Staunton, Director of Colts
After a Gordon fast start it looked a bit worrying for a time but when we finally got some possession we looked dangerous as well, especially down the edges. We were able to get going through the phases and we were able to breathe some life into the game with a try but Gordon bounced back quickly with another try of their own. With the score 15 - 5 a try from Max Patterson and a yellow card to Gordon No.8 allowed Easts to put the pressure onto Gordon. During this time we were able to score 2 quick converted tries to make the score 24 -15 Easts way. A number of injuries to Easts meant quite a bit of changing around in the back line. Gordon found their rhythm and played some really quick and wide rugby which caused us some trouble. This resulted in us conceeding a couple of quick tries and the score board not looking good at 29 - 24 Gordons way and only a couple of minutes left in the game.
With Gordon having loads of success going wide it became their undoing when Tom Scribner read the situation and intercepted a wide pass to sprint away and score under the posts with 2.5 minutes left and the score being 31-29 it was down to us to handle the pressure of a kick off. We were able to stand up to that challenge and win a penalty. The kick to the corner went dead whcih added to the pressure and we had to face a Gordon scrum attack again, but like most of the season the denfence stood firm to force the error. After another scrum and Gordon trying to get back at a wide breakdown where they gave a penalty away to allow us to kick the ball out to win the game and allow the ever growing supporters to run onto the field to celebrate with the team. It's been a unreal season for these boys and I am super proud of them for what they have achieved and a massive thank you must go to the coaches who have been guiding these guys all season. Mike Tate, Peter Hinchey and Elia Economou have done a fantastic job this season and it was great to celebrate and see the joy on their faces when the final whistle was blown. MOM Billy Dodds.