Harlequin Juniors - Round 10 2015
27th Jul 2015
The under 18s ventured to Eltham on Saturday to take on Shepparton in a relocated 'home' fixture, knowing that a win would secure the minor premiership. Heavy conditions under foot impeded the quick Quins backline and meant this would be a confrontation largely played out between the forward packs. Quins controlled much of the early phases, both in terms of territory and possession, when Shepparton did attack, their forays were snuffed out by solid defence, epitomised when Kale won a defensive penalty inside the 22.
Quins were unable to exploit their advantages until midway through the half when Callum drove through 3 Shepparton defenders to score. Ten minutes later a solid line out provided the platform for Kale to open up the Shepparton defence and release Nathan to score under the posts. The conversion made the score 12-0 and it remained this way until half time.
The second half began with Quins again seeking to control field position and possession. Following a strategic kick from Lucas, Quins earned a scrum 5 meters out from the Shepparton line. With the pack holding solid, half back Joe scooted over to give Quins a solid buffer. Shortly thereafter good work though the backline saw Caleb W score in the corner to extend the margin. Then with 10 minutes remaining a clever kick and chase from Lucas saw him score under the posts. Kale's conversion took the score to 29-0 and it remained that way for the rest of the game, as Quins held out a series of spirited Shepparton attacks.
Report by Andre Sanerive - Great efforts today against a confident Footscray and too bad we let them get a strong lead against us. Although we had many chances to score a try Footscray’s defence was rock solid. After half time we made a few changes to our team. A bit into the second half we finally scored our first try thanks to Ben. If we had tackled lower, rush up in defence and talked more I think we could have had the game in the bag. Final score was 51-12 to Footscray.
Although we may have had a big loss to Footscray if we improve those specific areas of tackling lower, rushing up in defence, talking more in game time and training time we will improve as a team.
Great work to Ben for leading us through a tough game and everyone else for their persistent efforts despite losing. Thank you coaching staff for your support.
Harlequins were up and ready to take on Melbourne, and show them what damage we could make!
We started strong against them keeping them out of our territory, testing their defence, and eventually scoring a try!
There were some great efforts in the team: Michael and Sebastion with their straight and powerful running, Jay with his strong and consistent tackles, Lachie’s amazing conversions, and Aseri’s great ball handling skills!
The Harlequins had a great game that day, and will surely do the same next week
SCORE: 44 – 7
- William 2
- Lachie 1
- Angus 1
- Sebastion 1
- Aseri x1
Captains: Jibril, Simon
Match report by Jibril Shaikh
Today we played Endeavour Hills at their home ground. We only had 9 of our team available to play so Endeavour Hills gave us two players and we played 11 vs 11. The score was 55 - 5, we lost.
In my opinion Luke and Jerry were the best players making some outstanding tackles.
Finlay ran the ball really well with a couple of good kicks. Great job boys.
Maybe we will be better next week.
Match Report by Liam Gallagher
Harlequin Maroon vs Brimbank 25th July 2015
We travelled to Arthur Beachley Reserve to playBrimbank.
It was a tough game for both teams, but we fought back hard to claim a strong victory . We have improved a lot since the season started and it was great to see the boys working together. To win a game away from home is always a bonus and certainly makes a long trip all worthwhile.
Final score Harlequin Maroon 47, Brimbank 27.
Keep up the good work Maroon…
Match Report by Jamaine Sialau
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