Under 16B Venture to Eltham
4th Jun 2014
A healthy squad of 22 boys ventured up into the hills, with two unavailable. Eltham opened the scoring with a try in the first couple of minutes. The Quins boys quickly regrouped and put on the next two tries through the power running of Robert Valetini (Vic U17 rep). Quins led 10-5 at half-time. Robert went on to score a further try in the second half to complete his hat-trick. Eltham then regrouped and began dominating our scrum to score and draw closer at 15-10. Another converted try followed, whilst Quins unfortunately had a player in the sin-bin. This put Eltham ahead by two points. In the last five minutes Quins peppered the Eltham line with several waves of attack. Victory was so close! However, Eltham withstood the barrage and worked their way back downfield for their winger to eventually score from a cross-field kick, after a great pickup. Game over! Sadly Quins lost 15-22.
Many players put in huge efforts in a promising first competition game for the season. However, plenty of work still to do to ensure better match fitness and greater structure in our play. Bring on the next round.
- Robert Valetini * 3 tries