Dark and dirty

Dark and dirty

Whites first grade faced a committed Wests, who did not play like a team at the bottom of the ladder, in dark and dirty conditions at Campese getting home 18-12.
All grades won: Seconds 33-10, Colts 43-12, Thirds 31-10 and Fourths 32-29.
In the difficult conditions the Whites still mixed the game up and were adventurous in a clever way. They played territory, played it hard up front and occasionally tested their attack.
The front row of Chris Barbaro, Carl Elliot and Ben Gordon were work horses with Barbs on the go for the full 80.
Both wingers were also safe and sound with Zac Tarrant handling the move with ease and provided another kick option. On the other side Brendon Spears answered his critics with a near perfect display. He scored the first try from a patient build up.
Centre Lani Tiatia scored the second with 18 minutes remaining after he chased a cross-kick by half Mitch Douch and a mishandle by the defence. His combination with Keith Morgan did not develop due to the poor conditions.
The introduction of Sokai Tai at the back end of the game proved vital as he tore into the tired Wests pack.

Photos courtesy of Christine Kerr
front row were best

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