Score: Lost 54 - 5
Referee: Tony Laycock
Captain: Peter Collins
Man of the Match: Ric Makin
Last game of the season saw Boxhill at home and 24 players take the field. Moorabbin also had a surfeit of players and it looked like it would be a good match.
The match started at a fast pace and in the early stages the Quenchies gained ground due the forwards securing good ball and releasing it to our backs who attacked strongly. With Captain Collins providing fast ball from the base of the scrum the backs surged down the field only to be held out by resolute defence by Moorabbin.
Loose tackling and support from Moorabbin allowed them in for several tries in the first half and Boxhill’s reply by Ant Balocca saw the half time scores at 22 -5.
In the second half there were instances where we had a chance but lack of support or bad passes saw us failing to finish movements. Strong tackling from the forwards such as Glen Hill, Jim Halls and the dashing Dentist Phil Hands helped to defend our line. Strong runs from Ric Makin and Carl Ramage made inroads into the Moorabbin half.
The game was played in good spirit and although we lost it was a good match.
The next report should be of the Quenchies Dinner on the 18th September.
Click here tVenue; Maroondah
Versus; Sth. Districts
Weather; Fine warm
Score; loss 22-12
Capt; Pete Collins
Man of Match; Pete Collins
A full team plus a reserve as we left the rooms and eight extras turning up at various stages around KO time. We started on a bright note and just 4 mins into time we pilfered the ball and with a kick downfield saw the centre combination of Goodman and Turner set off in pursuit, Sths fullback looked to have it covered in the in-goal area but Jack and Dickie both dived under him with Jack claiming the try, conversion missed. Dickie said after the game he could have scored it but at the last moment remembered that it was worth a slab and pulled out.
The forward momentum for the early part was the best all season with commitment to the ruck and defence a standout, but with a laspe near half time we turned at 10-5 down.
The second half started with Southern fired up and letting loose their steppers and as our defence fell away in various positions they went in for another try, this only led to Capt. Pete starting a few fires himself trying to get his troops to follow and they did with a good passage of play again leading to Jack scoring close to the post and Eddie converting 15-12 .
Southern came back hard and were held out by dynamic covering tackles by Pete closely followed Dickie, 'Dinga' Grey, Chillian Chris,Steve Merchant, but alas they sneaked through for a try and conversion in the last hectic and fiesty minutes.
22-12 but who knows if a few passes were held.. one last game at home v Moorabbin KO 2pm-- supporters welcome.
Venue: Melbourne University
Weather: Windy & Showery
Score: LOST 17 - 0
Referee: Gerry Collins
Captain: Rod Bird
Man of the Match: Rod Jones
A windy day and we had 16 players turn up, unfortunately only 5 were backs. But the fill in Wingers Peter Fuller & Glen Hill did a great job.
The game got off to a good start with Boxhill putting on the pressure from the kickoff. The first 20 minutes were played in the Quins half but we were unable to convert the effort into tries. Birdy filling in a halfback sent our backs running and only determined tackling from Quins stopped us from reaching the line. The forwards played their usual tight game and many great tackles saved tries being scored.
Backs, Ric Makin and Jiff Reilly obtained leave passes from home and were welcomed as prodigal sons. Barry Heydon returned to the fold and to deny rumours of his passing away. New player David SELBY-SMITH an ex winger who is now a forward played well.
The half time score being nil all we thought today is the day. The second half proceeded along the lines of the first until the last 10 minutes when fatigue obviously overtook the entire team and we let in 3 tries in 10 minutes.
With several players out with severe injuries such as broken fingernails etc we need as many players as we can muster to be at Maroondah next week.
At 2.00 pm against Southern Districts. Melways 37 B7.
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