2023 Match Reports
Highlights of our great games!
Bosco U7 v Gymea Gorillas
Final score: 16-68 to Gymea
Round 6 and the U7s took on the might of the undefeated Gymea side. From the outset things didn't look good for the home side. Normally we would blame the late time slot for the lack of focus, but combine that with the physicality of the Gymea defence and it was easy to see that we would be in for a tough four quarters. Couple that with some high, dirty tackles and we just weren't in the contest. Thankfully the boys rallied for each other after hearing the opposition talk about keeping them at 0 and they managed to break Gymea's defences on multiple occasions to score a few tries. They bombed a few chances but were able to bring the game home strong and win the final quarter. Hopefully this game was a wake-up call for them and understand training hard and focussing will help them to be better on game days.
Bosco U12 girls tackle v Como Crocodiles
Sutherland Oval 1
Final score: 24 - 20 to Como
The girls 12s tackle team experienced their first piece of adversity in sport this week. Winning 20-18 with one set left, Como knocked it on twice in the lead up to the last and we tackled them on the buzzer. Como get a penalty and put a kick in goal to score an apparent try to win well after the buzzer.
The girls did so well to take on the ladder leaders only to get beaten in the final moments. We had some very upset girls but what an effort. It's certainly added fuel to their fire. Here we come!
Bosco U7 GTL v Gymea Gorillas
Final score: 44 - 60 to Gymea
The girls came up against some tough opposition this week but we are yet to see anything that will wipe the smiles off their faces. They have been working hard on their tagging at training and everyone could see that this had paid off. They were so determined in their defence and never gave up. They didn't take the win but you couldn't tell from their smiles. What a great bunch of girls. Great game.
Bosco U7 Blues v De La Salle
Captain Cook Oval
Final score: 40 - 20 to De La Salle
In round 5 the U7s were off to Captain Cook Oval for a later game than what they are used to. The boys don't seem to like the late games as was evident from the kick off which, although only went 2 metres, we were judged to have knocked on. From there, things just didn't seem to go our way - we again kept running sideways and getting tackled over the sidelines. We were strong in defence at times with some really strong low tackles and some great cover tackles. All the boys seemed keen to go in for the cover try-saving tackles instead of keeping a strong defensive line. This allowed De La easy metres and turning their cover defence inside out to score their tries.
More work needed on the defensive line at training this week but it was another entertaining performance, despite the result not going our way, Hopefully the boys put in a better performance for their mums on Mothers Day!
Bosco U8 Blue v De La Salle U8 Blue
Captain Cook Oval
Final score: 28-20 to De La Salle
A hard-fought game by the boys this week. some big runs down the centre and some great cover defence. Slippery conditions took both teams by surprise with plenty of plays being handed over. The boys love to raise the coach's blood pressure and are known for a big comeback. Unfortunately the opposition got through our defence and put in a few too many early tries this week. The boys fought their hearts out but couldn't quite bring back the score line. Great effort boys.
Bosco U7 Blues v Yarrawarrah Tigers
Final score: 56 - 56 draw
Round 4 saw the U7s in another highly competitive game against Yarrawarrah at the unusual timeslot of 10am - which may have thrown the boys off a little. Bosco were slow out of the blocks, which has become the norm when they don't train well during the week, and found themselves behind early in the game. However, showing what a strong team they are when they work together, the boys clawed their way back into the game mainly through some strong running. Defence went out of the window this week to the dismay of the coach, but they were able to sneak away with a 56-all draw. Hopefully they can improve their dedication and bring oppositions score down a smidge.
Bosco U7 Blues v Taren Point Titans
Final score: 20 - 36 to Bosco
Round 3 saw the U7s take on a committed Titans team. Unfortunately for them they were taking on a team who carried there second half form from round 2 on to the training paddock then into Saturday’s game. From the outset the Bulldogs showed their defensive muscle which lead to early possession for them and early points. They kept this up throughout the game and again produced some great try saving tackles as well as some ferocious hits, coupled with attacking through the middle and playing to the conditions. The progress they have shown in just 3 rounds is awesome and with continual improvement and hard work they will continue to reap the rewards
Bosco U7 Blues v Engadine Dragons
Final score: 36 - 36
The U7s took on the Engadine Dragons in what was the ultimate local derby. The 'platinum side' coming off in an underwhelming performance last week due to the lack of training were slow out of the blocks against a determined Dragons outfit and found themselves down on the scoreboard early in the game. As the game progressed, the boys slowly found their feet and were able to peg the score back to finish the game 36 all. Some superb try-saving tackles in this game by the amazing boys in blue and white as illustrated in the photo.