Sea Lice Match Report - Major Semi Final

10 August 2018

Sea Lice Match Report - Major Semi Final

The boy’s went into our first Semi-Final in over 23 years with an air of confidence. Despite our last round loss to Engadine and previous loss to Burraneer in the last round, the boy’s resolved to bring their ‘A’ game to Wills Field for the match v Burraneer Dolphins. This followed a week of looking within the room of mirrors, a gee-up by Coach Bunga and a cracking practise session mid-week. The boy’s were also presented with their new No.1s by our very own Charlie Davis after a further rousing speech by JB.

From the warm-up I knew the boy’s were there to play, it was physical yet on-tune, some of our numbers were back & we had our key positions well covered.

From the kick-off the boy’s backed themselves, everyone that managed to get hold of the pill ran with gusto and tackled with just as much vigour. Our first try went to the competitions equal leading try-scorer, Jordan @ JOWEN who jinked and weaved to the first of his 2 tries for the game. After sustaining a penalty goal, we continued our attack which resulted in Skipper Davey Mac running with the ball, Fijian style and scoring under the sticks. Not long after we again were on the attack and were about to score again when we were taken off the ball – penalty try awarded. A  Burraneer  try scored just before half-time saw us going into the break with a 19-10 lead.

Post Oranges the play see-sawed before Burraneer again scored bringing them to within 2 points. The rest of the game was all North Cronulla with the boy’s racking up 4 tries including 2 great individual tries to JOWEN & Roy Steele. Roy had a great game, scoring 3 tries – he was everywhere at the breakdown, took the ball confidently from the scrum and smashed them in defence. Our last try to Club Captain Mitch was a beaut with end-to-end ball through the hands before a cross-field kick resulted in a 5 pointer. Special mentions to Harry Williams, Jacob Alchin, Dave McGrath and Sam English who were all enormous. To be honest though there was’nt a bad player out there this day – great team effort.

I must mention to the tremendous support we received from our spectators, the majority of which travelled in Rod Pulbrook’s bus from the club. Thanks everyone for the support.