By Luke Byrnes, Coach
Drummoyne Colts approached the local derby against Balmain after a confidence boosting win against Colts powerhouse Knox.
A good week of training further added to the confidence which showed in the opening exchanges with Drummoyne opening the scoring with an excellent line break in mid field. The men in red
stayed disciplined and quickly strode to a 12‐nil lead after 10 minutes thanks to some excellent phase play across the park.
The middle third of the match saw Balmain exert extended pressure on the Drummoyne try line forcing the Dirty Reds to show their metal in defence. Some excellent enthusiasm and
determination at scrum time saw Drummoyne turn defence in to attack and registering a score before half time.
The second half saw Drummoyne hoping to drive home their first half performance to build on the lead. A resilient Balmain outfit made things hard by doing a good job of disrupting phase play at
every opportunity. Despite this, Drummoyne stayed patient and registered a two further tries taking the final score to 35‐nil at the whistle.
A solid performance from the boys, with some promising signs as we go into this week’s huge clash against Barbour Cup big guns, Mosman.
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