Tea Gardens Hawks
WHAT a difference a week makes.
Riding high on two strong outings, the Tea Gardens Hawks came back to earth with a 50 point drubbing from last placed Paterson River side on Saturday.
Starting the game with a single player on the bench, and several playing out of regular positions, the Hawks were still confident.
The first 15 minutes, where sides were on an equal footing, saw the game trend formed.
A number of lost chances that would have got the Hawks in front went astray.
Paterson River replied with three tries to open an 18 point lead.
A well-constructed try from Mitch Baker gave the Hawks a window however a lapse in defence got Paterson to a 24 point to six halftime lead.
Players were digging hard to cover the limited bench however game ending shoulder injuries to Nick Clarke and Regan Hunter were a hard toll. Jack Beverley also carried a shoulder injury for much of the second half. Two sin binnings from and off the ball incident had the Hawks down to 10 players for a period of time. Paterson River took advantage to run out 56 point to 6 victors.
Player of the round was shared by John Schultz in the Jeff’s Quality Meats no.8 jersey, and Billy Greentree in the Hook’ n Cook No 7 jersey.
The Hawks are again away next Saturday; before playing Windale at Myall Park on Sunday July 24th. This game will be dedicated to the Club’s Sponsors
The Hawks Nest Golf Club Lady Hawks travelled to Umina on Sunday to play the competition leaders.
Umina have fielded an experienced side this season and are competition favourites.
They defeated the Lady Hawks by 48 points to 6 in the last round.
A strong game from a dedicated squad saw Umina restricted to 24 points to ten, with the ladies putting pressure on their more fancied rivals. Teegan Barr and Ariana Teraki scored tries.
Montanna Gessey kicked one goal from two attempts.
The Lady Hawksare away again next week, before their last home game at Myall Park on July 24th.
Myall River Juniors
All Myall RiverJunior sides had a weekend off last week during the school holidays. The 13’s and 15’s will play at Myall Park on Saturday. The 8’s and 11’s have another week off.
By Neil REYNOLDS