Sen 1s Gelling Quite Nicely
- 5 May 2012
- Senior 1st vs Paremata-Plimmerton
- WIN, 29-22
The difficulty when writing these reports is trying to keep the subject bright and interesting while incorporating what were or might have been the interesting points or statistics of the game.
Pare-Plim had a fresh young look about them and were ready for the encounter. They didn't ever look worried or apprehensive in their approach to us, in fact underawed might be a better term. They certainly weren't slow to have a crack at beating us up when the opportunity permitted. Fortunately it was a storm we weathered with poise and diginity with the bottom line telling the final story. That said the game wasn't without twists and turns. We started well and were 24-3 up with 2 mintues to go before half time when we let in a soft try that gave them a little credibility and a helping of self belief.
Fortunately we weathered the onslaught and defended well, with vigour and determination. To be fair we brought a lot of problems on ourselves by dropping more balls than a vet on castration duty. Most of the problem was created by us trying to push passes in 50-50 situations rather than applying a little patience. Obviously we have a few guys amongst us who have yet to hear the story about the old bull and the young bull but the upside is we are getting better each time we play together and are gelling quite nicely, thankyou.
Sos - A standout performance from the big guy. Was in the game from start to finish and never let up. My forward for the day.
Will - Very mobile and active around the track, gave his best
Joe - Like a bathroom light switch, spent more time off than on
Johnny C - Won us bucketloads of ball and lead us as well. Never far from the action be it attack or defence.
Booker T - Looked a bit uncomfy from early on. Still a fair contribution
Luke - Action Man. Attacks his game with enthusiam and purpose. Isn't ever going to die wondering
Sosaia - Another position change, what can't this man do? A postive contribution
Cam - Gave a try away and then got one back so not a bad day at the office
Carne - Kept the info going into the pack to help keep us gong forward. No shortage of attitude here
Brad - Kept the ball in front of us and fed out good quality ball. Good Organiser
Blaise - Still growing into the position. Sometimes a little tentative. Trust your size, speed and ability
Sam - I was thinking of renaming him Blizzard as he was getting left out in the cold so much. Relished the chances to use the ball and gave us 2 tries. My back of the day
Chad - Some good bits in there. Maybe that elusive try is just around the corner
Ostrich - A stonger outing this week. Had a couple of cracks up the line. Got a date next week with the Tui Girls
Sterlo - It would be good to see what Jak could do from a set piece. Fulback is the best attacking position in the sport
Taylor - Had to take his battered body into battle again for the cause, what a guy!
Chris W - Took up the cungels for a limping Booker T. An impact player worthy of the name
Tom Pere - Went out for a damaged Nugget. We are blessed with capable talent
Tommy W - Back after a lay off for an injured joe. Always positive input
Jake, Alex + Johnny M - The team can't function without guys like these. Positivity plus
Next week we play Norths on their home track. One of Wellingtons best in my opinion. These guys love to biff it around and will be a test for our resolve in defence. Looking at the stats their points for would suggest that they score a few tries but their points against say they also leak a few. If we harden up a bit more in defence and are more controlled and patient in our attack there is no reason why we can't come home smiling again.