Round 3 Report vs Queanbeyan

4 Aug 2020

1st Grade

W 0-35 (Try Scorers: Jordon Thompson, Sam Thomas 2, Byron Hollingworth, Billy Pollard)

 The Owls have secured the Pat Matthews Cup, picking up a bonus point win against the Whites.

The performance of the 1st Grade side can be described as complete, exciting, and powerful. The defensive effort was a clear highlight from the match as they battled the full 80 minutes to keep the Whites from scoring.

A dominant Owls scrum laid the platform for multiple scoring opportunities in the first half. The front-foot ball allowed players such as Jordon Thompson, Byron Hollingworth and Lucas Thomson to break the Whites line and attack with flair.

The star of the match was fullback Callum Frawley who consistently beat defenders and put the Owls in position to score. In what was a complete team performance by the Owls, Richo’s involvement was impossible to ignore.

The win keeps the Owls undefeated and positions us as outright leaders on the John I Dent Cup ladder.

 Women’s X’s

W 17-37 (Try Scorers: Alice Feakes 2, Canada Gavin, Elka Mackinnon, Stacey Delbridge, Dana-Louise Deklin 2) 

With a bye for the Women’s XV’s, the Women’s X’s carried the flag this week. They certainly did not disappoint.

The undefeated dominance continues for the Owls women with a determined win over the Gungahlin Eagles at Nicholls. The skills of the Owls women were on show, amassing seven tries in the match.

Standout performers were Dana-Louise Deklin and Alice Feakes who both picked up two tries. 

2nd Grade

W 3-13 (Try Scorers: David Kirk, Brad Pumpa) 

 The 2nd Grade Owls secured their first win of the season, denying Queanbeyan any tries in a gritty victory.

The game was extremely close for the majority of the match. The contest in the forwards was a great spectacle. Both tries came through powerful runs by forwards first by David Kirk and then the returning Brad Pumpa.

The win was secured when in the final five minutes winger Tom McGain nailed a 40m penalty goal to move the points difference beyond a converted try.

One player who relished the win was hooker Zac Duchen, who made his 50th cap for the club. His consistency at the lineout was of huge benefit in his sides victory. 

3rd Grade

L 19-10 (Try Scorers: Jock Sinclair) 

The 3rd grade men had a hard-fought loss on the weekend. It was a physical affair with both sides trading blows, however the Whites seemed to have the ascendency in contact.

Frustratingly, the Owls could not capitalise on two yellow cards by Queanbeyan. This game has provided many lessons for the 3rd grade men but they are sure to bounce back. 

4th Grade

L 26-10 (Hamish Walker, Isaac Williamsen) 

The early introduction of Peter Carroll into the centres added some much-needed enthusiasm and aggression as he made several telling runs and hard hits in defence.

The uncontested scrums caused by Queanbeyan’s inability to start a front row, moved centre Jake Francisco closer to the action where he was able to contribute more in attack with some strong ball carries and crunching defence. Captain Kyle Wood led by example as he continuously carried the ball with intent into the Whites defence.

A big half time spray from the coach seemed to chase the lethargy away and the Frothies came out as a different team with much more intensity in defence and attack.

During the second half tries to Hamish Walker and Isaac Willemsen clawed back some of the deficit but the points conceded in the first half proved impossible to pull back. 

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