The morning started wet and cold with a wet and boggy ground at Endeavour Hills. The Marquins lined up receiving the ball. The Marquins scored the first 3 tries and from then on kept the game under control to take a great win. Tim played a great game running into a wall of defence, dropping and rolling, placing the ball back to set the tone for the match. Well done Tim. Austin and Joe kept the ball locked on the 5 metre line our end to result in a great try.
As parents from both teams, we peered through parkas and from under umbrellas to watch our kids have a great morning playing in mud – what more could a kid want. All parents and kids participated with a great, fun attitude.
A new additional player, Will Gibb and 4 boys from our partners Northerns enabled us to field a full side for the first time this year. The boys were in great spirits running out against Melbourne at Griff Hunt Reserve. The game started well, with 2 tries apiece Jayden and Immanuel scoring for Maroondah-Northerns. It became a tight contest, Melbourne were dominating at the breakdown and winning more balls from turnovers. Melbourne were eventual run away winners, a couple of unfavourable decisions going their way changing the rub of the green for Maroondah-Northerns. I was extremely proud of our boys being very competitive with a team who has just come down a grade to play us.
Keep on fighting boys, training is paying off and your next win is just around the corner!
Next game – 18th June 2016
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