Storky's Footy Talk - Round 10
GRAHAM "STORKY" CAMPBELL
Cowboys enjoy success on the weekend over the Clermont Bears 30-28 and it went down to the wire...exciting footy is an understatement!
The Bears kicked in through Jesse Johnson who had a good game and scored after 7 minutes of the game.
Mick Battye for the Cowboys started by being the lead prop and was man of the match had a good day. Axel Cutts was impressive with the hitups and the Bears forwards in Patrick Payne and Will Mohr hit it up the middle.
Sam Clayton for the Cowboys produced some individual brilliance and scored next to the posts after 11 minutes. Halves for Clermont, David Boyes and Callum Clement were spreading the ball both sides for the their troops and fullback Jack Slattery scored off a great backline out wide.
Evergreen player Allen Wheeler dived over from dummy Half for the first of his two tries of the night. Sam Clayton scored another try just before half time and the score was 22-8 in favour of the Cowboys.
The second half started with the Bears in control and after 6 minutes, Callum Clement scored out wide. Peter Hall was nex to score and did so out wide as well.
Bears Halfback, David Boyes, scored a try under the posts and they converted their first try for the score to be 22 all. Hit of the day went to Jackson Reynolds who made a perfect tackle on one of his old team mates. Well done Jacko.
The game was in balance with 20 minutes left on the clock but Brandon Kadel scooted off a intercept for 90 metres to score and converted by Sam Clayton. Cowboys received a penalty in play in front of the posts and took the shot to lead 30-22. Clermont were straight back at the Cowboys and again five eight Callum Clement scored and the successful conversion left the final score at 30-28. It was nervous few minutes for the Cowboys who hadn’t beaten Clermont in few years. Well done to the young Cowboys team!
Man of the match for the Bears was Clayton Reynolds who had a strong running and defensive game.
In the Ladies game, the Clermont Ladies showed why they are leading the competition. Tegan Rolfe took it to the young team in attack and defence and found holes for herself and the team. She scored four tries for the Bears and led the team around the park. Forwards Nadine Arnold and Judy Smith also led the way for the Bears making the necessary yards to give the backs some room to move.
Cowgirls Jayde Hall and Denise Chaplin hit the ball up and lead the team. Keely Wiseman was destructive in defence and man of the match Tayla Bean was involved in many great tackles and running the ball when she wasn’t distributing the ball to her team mates. Hooker Kasey Pyle was a tackling machine around the rucks.
The half-time score was 22-0 to the Bears Ladies.
Bears came out in the second half dictating play and Elle Waters was also very dominate scoring three tries for the game.
The Cowgirls came to life halfway through the second half and found some backline movement and spread the ball out wide for Morgan Murphy to score. Morgan has moved to the club from out west.
Next to score Emma Holzwart from a backline movement dodging and weaving to score her try for the team. The crowd thought the Cowgirls could hit back again but the Bears hit back with tries to Elle Waters and Kycee Barnes to finish the game and defeating the home side 40-8. Ainslee Lawrence and Codie Patterson converted two goals each.
The Clermont Ladies look the goods for the finals and will be hard to beat. Tegan Rolfe was the Clermont Player of the Match.
This weekend's game at McIndoe Park is a huge triple header with Emerald Tigers vs Bluff Rabbitohs at 12pm, Emerald Cowgirls vs Blackwater Crushettes at 1.50pm and Emerald Cowboys vs Blackwater Crushers at 3.15pm. Dysart travel to Springsure and Middlemount are away at Clermont.
Get down to your local footy this weekend!