By JOE JURISEVIC
The Junior Dolphins took back to the field following the school holiday break. Some very pleasing results showed that their were very few ill effects from the three-week hiatus with all players very keen to get back on the paddock.
U6 Reds drew St Andrew’s 50
A finely tuned St Andrew’s outfit proved worthy opponents for the Reds. An early try from St Andrew’s shook the Noosa boys into action. Straight running and quick turn and pass soon had the Noosa lads making the advantage line with every phase. Angus crossed the chalk for his first try of the season and Jaxon found open space with his fast footwork. Darcy continues to impress as does Manu, Noah and Jax. Zac was devastating on defence while Stirling and Harry brushed off defenders with ease. Conor smiled his way to four tries. Player of the match was Conor Thomas.
U6 Brothers 35 d Fins 30
Myles took the kickoff and was rewarded with a try. Jackson and Phoenix again proved their dedication with several runs apiece and consistently provided great support for their team-mates. Brendan showed his grit and did his bit darting up the sideline, while Rory proved yet again he’s just too fast for the opposition, scoring three tries. With his usual ducking and weaving style, Gus scored twice. Well done team. Player of the match went to Gus Anderssen.
U7 Reds 50 d Caloundra 40
The focus and disciplined training regime is starting to pay dividends in the game with the boys realising it’s easier to run forward 10 paces than sideways across the field three times with no net gain. All credit to coach Mark. Max was on fire with four tries, closely followed by Daniel (3) and one try each for Jack, Joe and Eli. Player of the match went to team captain Eli Maclean for his great defence and leadership.
U9 Noosa Fins 30 d Grammar 20
In a very close match, the Noosa boys were not be denied with their gritty defence and excellent finishing. Fynn crossed for a hat-trick while Flynn scored two and one to Jack. Tom organised well at the breakdown and strong running from Joey, Max, Leif and Oli paved a platform for attack but it was the tremendous defence of Hunter that really proved the difference. Player of the match was Max.
U9 Noosa Reds drew with St Andrew’s 30
The boys were unlucky not to come away with a win however they certainly showed they did not deserve to lose. Troubling the scorer with three tries was Kye and one each to Andrew, Jackson and Bayley. The defence was the main spectacle though and kudos to Bayley, Jackson, Kye, Kian and Sam for their efforts. Strong running and support play was provided by Tane, Harry, Reggie and Fletcher. Player of the match was Kian.
U10 Fins 34 d Brothers 12
Refreshed from the holiday break, the Fins raced to a three-try lead with tries from Joe, Josh and Lochie before Brothers fought back well with two tries of their own just before half time. The second half produced a try for James and two more for Lochie to complete his hat-trick. Conversions from Lochie and Jarrah. Strong tackling, running and intelligent passing from Lachie Cole earned him the player of the match.
U11 Caloundra 29 d Noosa
Although the Noosa boys couldn’t pull off a win against the top-of-the-ladder Lighthouse, they put in a massive effort and can be very proud of their performance. They fought back from conceding three early tries in the first few minutes to compete strongly for the rest of the game. Kai’s try was the best team try of the season with strong running through seven or eight phases and the whole team doing their jobs to allow the speedy winger to cross in the corner. The other Noosa try came from some quick thinking from Hamish to cut back against the covering defence and touch down from a penalty inside the 22. Fergus Fraser deservedly won player of the match.
U13 Noosa 33 d Brothers 5
Noosa under-13s met a determined Brothers team. With both teams brimming with representative players from Queensland Country and Sunshine Coast Stingrays, the game lived up to all its hype. Led by Queensland Country rep captain Tom Payne who contributed 11 points to the scoreboard with a try and three conversions. All players from the team contributed to the impressive victory over the competition leaders with tries from vice-captain Harry, Joel, Hayden and Jordan. Yvahn added an extra two points with the conversion. Jordan’s player of the match performance will have the Stingrays and Queensland Country Selectors on notice in 2015.
U14 Noosa 51 d Maleny 7
A good win for the boys, accounting for a gallant Maleny. Forwards laid the platform for a good win and the backs enjoyed the freedom out wide. Tries were scored by Sameet (3), Josh (2), Kai, James R., Jeese and Tom. Conversions by Josh (2) and Jesse. Player of the match was Zac Norman.