Como vs Aquinas – lost 26-12

Como vs Aquinas – lost 26-12

The Como Under 9’s went down 26-12 to a big Aquinas team, however 12 of the 26 points scored by Aquinas came after a quarter siren sounded and there was a controversial ‘no try’ to Isaiah, so the score line was probably not indicative of how close the game was.

The boys are really starting to move up well in defence and showed great spacing on attack and the coaching staff believe we have a much higher ‘ceiling’ than a lot of other bronze teams and will really begin to hit their straps in 2-3 rounds time.

Liam Bruce: A great defensive performance along with some great direct ball running saw Liam take home a well-deserved ‘Tackle Chain’ for sticking his head in tackles where most people would be scared to stick their feet.
Connor Curtis: Solidified the right side edge defence with some crunching tackles and made a number of incisive runs out of the Como ‘red zone’ to get the team out of trouble on a number of key possessions and put Como right back on attack.
Austin Keys: Showed excellent ball playing skills and a great pass in his time at First Receiver and was his dependable self in defence, putting the brakes on the big Aquinas pack.
Storm Mason: Huge efforts out of the Como ‘Red Zone’ and a Try, combined with a heroically high tackle count saw Strom take home a well-deserved man of the Match Performance.
Isaiah Murr: Steady First Receiver play, a try saving ‘around the legs tackle’ in the first half and a blinding run with a controversial ‘no try’ decision from the bunker had Isaiah submitting another complete performance.
Finn O’Keeffee: Challenged the Aquinas pack with his physicality and as always, was a bulldog in chasing down the opposition First Receiver from marker defence, giving them no time and space to think.
Lachlan Poole: Great Dummy half play from Lachy in the first half saw him provide some great service to the Como forward pack, followed by some punchy runs and cleverly staying in to keep possession in the second half, saw Lachy have another outstanding game
Zac Rogers: Brilliant ball running at second receiver from Zac, saw him shred the Aquinas defensive line on a number of occasions in a ‘Lochyer-esque’ performance.
Luke Walsh: Steadied the ship at dummy half in the second, reading the play beautifully and darting over for his own try as well. Aimed up in defence and put a number of hits on his opposite number to make sure Aquinas never sniffed the advantage line