The under 9s met a well-drilled Matthew Flinders team at the breakdown, but they were no match for our ball skills and tenacious tackling, preventing them from scoring any tries against us. We supported the ball well with tries to Callan, Jack, George, Will S and Henry. There was awesome tackling from everyone, especially Jack and Luke who earned Domino’s Pizza player of the match. Most improved were George, Ryder, and Mac who gave their all during the game.Under 10s
By Alex Bingham
The Noosa Fins had a terrific game on Saturday winning 19-17 over Maroochydore. Right before half-time the Fins were down 12-0, but Alex Bingham came in with his first try of the season right under the post and then he kicked the conversion to make the score at halftime 12-7. In the second half Harrison Perkins rumbled over the tryline and it was converted by Jacob Kain. Then Maroochy scored but it was not converted bringing the score 17-14 to Maroochydore. At the last minutes of game, the Fins desperately needed a try to win, then out of nowhere Jacob Kain had a wonderful intercept and ran 20 metres to score and win the game for the Fins 19-17. A special mention to Jack Shaw and Conner Lee for their Domino’s players of the match performances, both playing a great game. Let us do it again next week Fins, on home turf.
Under 11 Reds
The Noosa Dolphin Under 11 Reds played the Eumundi Dragons at Maroochydore and defeated them 39- 14. It was a solid win against a determined opposition. Our commitment to passing across multiple teammates in attack was well-evidenced and opened up most of our try scoring opportunities, as well as some busting individual runs. Coach Roger Lee had some encouraging words to the boys half time. Harry also had a fantastic game showing his strength in the scrum, as did Xavier who put his training focus points in to great match play, as well as bagging his first try and a well deserved Domino’s Pizza player of the match award.
Under 11 Fins
By Albie Keil
The Fins came out firing, displaying good hands, great ball retention and stringing together multiple phases which ended with Lachie Walker dotting down after a clean line break and some fancy footwork on his way to score under the post. Archie Williamson kicked the conversion. At 7-0 down, Grammar were able to bounce back, zigzagging their way up the field and camping at the Fins 5-metre line, stringing together some phases of their own. They eventually scored after a penalty tap and a crash try, which was converted to level 7-7. The Fins quickly seized the momentum back with Jackson scoring a 10-metre fight to the tryline against three Grammar players. Archie W converted a somewhat challenging kick with ease, to put us 14-7 up. Devereux quickly scored to get the Fins up 19-7.
The second half started just like the first, with a try scored, this time it was Archie Vassallo breaking out of half, carving and weaving his way through three would-be tacklers on his way to a brilliant individual try. Fins 24-7. Grammar showed great resilience and was up for the fight, now with the gale force behind them (and after having it out with each other under the post) managed to settle down and focus on scoring back-to-back possessions by getting it out to their wings and exposing the Fins’ compromised discipline out wide with both Grammar wingers allowed to get on the outside to score tries. One was converted and they were back in the game, down 24-21. The energised Fins regrouped and went to work with Jackson stealing some timely lineout balls to set the Fins up in Grammar’s half. Quick thinking from Archie V to tap and run and Archie W to straighten saw Deveueux picking and going, slamming the ball down for the final try of the game which also slammed the door shut for any late game come back from Grammar. Final Score 29-19 to the Fins. Domino’s Pizza player of the match went to Archie Williamson.
Under 17 Colts
With only 18 of our usual 26 squad able to play, we expected it was going to be a tough match last Friday night. Playing Maroochydore on their home turf, our Junior Colts try-scorers included Matt Brice (2), Lachie Campbell (2) and Ethan Pohlner. These pooled with conversions by co-captain Reon Fortington (3) and Matt Brice (1), to give us a 33-5 victory.