The Crookwell Dogs travelled to Yass last weekend and after a scrappy win over Bungendore the prior week, the boys were hoping to get back on track and demonstrate some of the brilliant structure they have been training hard to perfect in their off season.
The game also saw the return of some old faces, with Scott Kensit and Patrick Carlon, keeping the bench warm.
In the start of the first half the team were solid in their defence and attack with a break through from rising star Jack Worman sprinting away with the first try of the day.
It was a solid first half, but with higher than expected temperatures, captain Gearin Price decided to take a few penalty goals to give his forward pack a bit of rest.
The backs, however, where on song the entire game with new ‘number 10’ Tom Worman showing his skills by putting Mark Kennedy through gaps all game, however the speed of the Yass fullback saw Mark run down no more than 5 times. Half time score 19 – 7
After a well-deserved rest in the shade, the boys came out firing on all cylinders.
The boys spent more than thirty percent of the half in Yass’ territory but they remained determined.
Both Tom Worman, Neil Seman (with his 352 tries for the Dogs) managed to cross the line. While Nick Toole who demonstrated pace and skill that even younger cousins Jack and Tom Worman couldn’t manage on the day, managed to out run the Yass fullback in a 100 meter sprint and outsmart at least three Yass defenders with his fancy footwork.
With the forwards, still struggling in the heat, an unexpected return from Patty Carlon as prop saw the Dogs reach a new level of versatility and strength. Full time score 38-19
- 3 points – Mark Kennedy
- 2 points – Nick Toole
- 1 point – Dion and Cameron
- Players player – Edward Price
- Chick pick – Jack Worman
Once again, thanks to the crowd for their support over the weekend, they are looking forward to seeing you at our first home game against Gungahlin on April 22.
The Crookwell Dogs wish the team, supporters and sponsors a very safe and happy Easter.