Junior Wheatmen dig deep
The junior Wheatmen travelled to Highfields for their clash against the Redbacks and the grand opening of the new Highfields Sport Park. Here’s how the teams performed.
Well we knew it would be a hard game this weekend for the Dalby Under 9s against Highfields and it certainly was. We were missing three players so we were always going to struggle. There were a few nice touches throughout the game from the boys but over all we were outplayed across the field. Our biggest problem is the first-up defence. We have been missing way too many tackles and this is our major downfall. We are looking forward to playing at home this weekend and ripping into the Toowoomba Bears.
The Under 11s travelled to Highfields on the weekend for another tough game. The boys started well scoring first points but the Redbacks hit straight back with a try of their own and the game see-sawed for most of the first half as we went to the break down by two tries.
In the second half we’d gone to sleep as the Redbacks went on the attack. After the third try in a row by Highfields the Wheatmen clicked into gear again with some brilliant forward runs by Nick “The Brick” Quinlan, Tom “ Bullock” Bailey and Fergus “Hit Man” Duff. This meant we had room out wide for the backs to pile on the tries. When the full time siren sounded the Junior Wheatmen had pulled off an impressive comeback to finish the game with a draw. Boys you are becoming a great side with a never say die attitude and a lot of toughness. Keep it up.
Dalby Wheatmen Under 12s played a high octane style of rugby on Saturday at Highfields against the Redbacks and came away with a well deserved win 20-19.
It was great reward for the boys’ never-give-up attitude, showcased in the final two minutes of the game which saw Highfields score a try. The game looked to be over but a great kick off from Goff Morgan put our boys right back on the attack. With a great ball from Jake Crothers, Alex Reed was able to score in the corner on full time.
This is an exciting team and they are improving with each game.
Coach Andrew “Johno” Johnston