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Wednesday July 12, 2017
Number of Stallions club games: 44
Position: Centre, 2nd Row
NRL Team: Storm
Current Job: Construction Worker
Person that inspired you the most:
Who is the most annoying player:
I don't have 1, but I think Tim Knight
is definitely the funniest.
Most memorable footy Moment:
Being able to watch my sons play
footy and hopefully winning the
comp this year. Been waiting for a
Blue Heelers in nail biter
Another tough game for
The Fillies travelled to Bombala to take on
the highly fancied High Heelers and came
away although beaten have their heads
They spoke all week at training of the
importance of the game and when the
game started the girls were performing
as well as they had all year. Their defence
was full of energy and they would not
miss a tag. In attack they were continually
turning the High Heelers around with a
tactic of kicking early. This was working as
it continually turned the opposition around
and had to keep conong out of their
The pressure was showing and Hayley
Kemp was first to score for the Fillies and
with Tenielle Von Der Burg converting the
Fillies went into the break 6 nil up.
The second half was a different story
and the High Heelers had a giant share of
possession while the Fillies were never in a
position to turn them around the defence
was starting to become vulnerable.
Attack after attack from the High Heelers
resulted in simple missed tags and a
couple of quick tries had them in leading
8-6 . The game was not lost however the
continual amount of pressure applied by
the High Heelers was showing and the
Fillies again missed a couple of simple
tags whether it was from fatigue or lack
of concentration took the lead and game
away from the Fillies 16-6.
The girls are still sitting in third position
and have a couple of important games
ahead. It they can win these two then a
top three spot is waiting for them.
Best & Fairest points this week went to
The “Your House” Players Player Rachel
Dorward 3 Points to Erin Donnelly 2 Points
to Morgan Kemp and 1 Point to Kirsty
The Fillies would like to thank their
sponsors “Your House” and Fortitude
We travel to Bega in a must win game
for the Fillies this week so we hope
to see you there to help support the
Fillies continue on their way to the 2017
First Grade player, Blayne Thomas, closes in on the try line.
Fillies Player: Morgan Kemp.
Above right: Ash Steinke in action.
Continued from 56...
Bombala dug in and a strong return run
by their left winger saw him beat a couple of
Cooma defenders and make great yards....
to be stopped short of the line by Karlos!
Bombala won a couple of quick penalties, but
the Stallions defence was up to the task. The
play was worked downfield, Dave Sommerville
made a half break, Astin was backing up but
quickly tackled. A clean play the ball and
replacement forward Josh Hitchins was over
near the posts. Zach converted. 18-10.
A late penalty to Bombala saw
the ball go dead in goal. From
the resulting line drop-out
a Cooma player was
in front of the kicker.
Under-12 players know
this rule! With seconds
to go Bombala went for
the try instead of taking the
2 points from in front....and lost
the ball on the first tackle.
Half time 18-10 to Cooma.
After half time Cooma came
out firing. Karlos was given
the ball early in the set.
He stepped through three
defenders, pinned his
ears back, ran around the
fullback and scored wide
out on the right edge. Zach
just missed the conversion. 22 -
10. Bombala were not out of
the game by any means. They
broke through down Cooma’s left
edge again and with their centre
almost over the line he threw a
forward pass to their unmarked
winger. Let off! Shortly afterwards
their half Tyler Jones stepped his
way through the forwards, beat
fullback Matt Salvestro, turned
Zane Weston inside out and set
off for the line. Zane regrouped
and caught him on the line, but
momentum carried him over.
The conversion attempt hit
the right upright and bounced.... out. 22-14.
In another raid down Cooma’s left edge
their right winger dropped the ball, again with
no one to beat! The Heelers were starting to
dominate possession and field placement.
Tyler Jones put in a long range kick and their
flying left winger grabbed it and was
over....but was at least 10 metres
ahead of the kicker, so penalty to
Cooma. Play surged up and down the
field, both teams making desperate
tackles and giving away silly penalties.
Eventually Blayne Thomas was fed a
great ball from Luke High, he burst
downfield and was tackled just short of
Bombala’s line and stripped of the ball
in a two man tackle. Result loose carry,
no penalty. In the next set Bombala’s
captain-coach Joe Bobbin crashed over
out wide on our left (so wide that many
thought he was out....) but the try was
awarded. 22 -18. Cooma forwards were
digging deep, Jason Reid, back in first
grade was putting on big tackles, Josh
Hitchens was mobile in defence and
Adam Walters as usual was going hard
and straight and tackling anything that
moved his way, but, holes were starting
to appear. Captain Todd Williams went
in for a great ball and all tackle, but was
inadvertently hit in the head. He left the
field. Luke Bracher made a great ‘one
on one’ tackle and stripped the ball, but
just as he got it a second Cooma player
joined in. Penalty to the Heelers. Tyler
Jones showed his ability to step through
a tiring defence to score half way out from the
posts. A new Bombala kicker tries to convert
and misses. 22-22! Another long raid from
Bombala, eventually rounded up by fullback
Matt Salvestro, but a fast play the ball and
quick hands saw a try again right out on the
edge. No conversion 22-26.
Todd Williams returned to the field with
only minutes remaining. Bombala lost the ball
working out from their end. Quick hands out
to winger Dave Sommerville who was bundled
into touch just centimetres out from their line!
From the resulting scrum near the Bombala
line Tyler Jones put in a long downfield kick.
Zane Weston arrived first, but was tackled
before he picked up the ball and knocks on!
Scrum to Bombala. Super desperate defence.
Cooma regain the ball and make a long raid
down field, player held down. Penalty to
Cooma! Quick hands out to forward Blayne
Thomas....takes 2 players over with him.
Try awarded. 26-26. Zach calmly pots the
conversion.28-26! Kick off and six tackles left.
Smart football ensures one outrunning, last
kick and Bombala have about 15 seconds.
Their player is tackled as the siren sounds.
What a spellbinding match, both teams
out on their feet, and the spectators start to
Another great clash from the Mountain
Player’s player and 1 point to Karlos Filiga. 3
points to Josh Hitchins and 2 to Zach Smith.
This week the “Man on the Hill” award again
went to Adam Walters.
Next Sunday (16th July) sees the four
Cooma teams away playing long-time rivals
Bega. Fillies are scheduled to start at 10am
and 1st grade at 3pm.
The following Sunday (23rd July) is our last
home game, round match, at the Showground
v Batemans Bay. At half time in first grade a
helicopter will drop 100 numbered golf balls
over a target near half way. The ball judged
“closest to the pin” will receive half of the total
pool money. Tickets are $100 each and going
With only a few left the winner’s pool is
expected to be $5000. Jason Kelly (Aussie
Hotel), Andy Hayden (well-known taxi driver
around town) or myself, David Brison, still
have a few tickets left, so grab one, or join in a
syndicate, to “be in it to win it”.
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