Barbour Cup - Round 01
April 22, 2017, 12:45 pm
Drummoyne
15 - 27
Colleagues
Drummoyne Oval
Colts

Match Report

By Alex Perkins, Coach

Drummoyne Colts approached the first game of the season with an air of confidence and enthusiasm. With a lot of new faces, Drummoyne focussed on putting a disrupted preseason behind them and getting into their game structure quickly.

Drummoyne enjoyed prolonged periods of possession in the opening exchanges, but a lack of patience and poor decision making prevented them from capitalising. A structured Colleagues outfit found some space in midfield and opened up the scoring underneath the posts.

Drummoyne showed some excellent resilience to bounce back with a well worked forwards try to find themselves only narrowly behind at half time.

The second half saw an improvement in Drummoyne’s decision making culminating in an excellent try out wide after the forwards tied in the opposition forwards.

Colleagues remained disciplined and strong in defence, minimising future scoring opportunities for Drummoyne. With the benefit of an abundance of fresh reserves the men in blue capitalised on Drummoyne’s tired legs to open up a 10‐point winning margin in the final stages.

A lot of positives for Drummoyne Colts, with the group knowing that a good turnout in training will help to build Saturday’s promising signs. On what was a day where Colts were light on numbers in key positions, the boys dug deep and put their hands up to play out of position. To come close against a Colleagues outfit, that will almost certainly feature in this year’s top four was promising despite not getting the result.

Points:

1 Karl Olliffe

2 Xavier Fitzpatrick

3 Angus Waters