The Bowral U18’s continued their successful campaign in the Sydney Club competition at Eridge Park on Sunday with a comprehensive win over Dural.
The match was evenly poised at half time in spite of Bowral enjoying a 12 point lead. The game was far from being secured as Bowral had to repel wave after wave of the Dural attack. The line-speed of Bowral was a key success factor in ensuring the defence’s effectiveness. After the half-time break Bowral used the wind effectively to kick down-field and create territorial supremacy. Bowral then applied the blowtorch with their fast line-speed defence which lead to numerous try-scoring opportunities.
The Blacks took full advantage of these opportunities by linking well-structured forward and back-line moves. The final score was 31 to 0.
The try scorers for Bowral were Dylan Palmer-Quigg (2), Darcy Cotton, Lachlan Frean and Baden Stewart. Conversions were 2 to Dylan Palmer-Quigg and 1 to Sam Clarke. This places Bowral at 8th on the ladder which gives Bowral a realistic shot at making the semis with 3 rounds left in the competition and only 1 win separating Bowral from making the top 4.
Coaches Ron Cotton and Paul Frean have worked hard on creating a cohesive and accountable culture which has paid dividends with over 32 players being registered on the roster. This approach has being supported by team manager Tim Stevens and strength and conditioning coach, Dave Whetton.
Next Sunday Bowral travels to Epping and the following weekend Bowral hosts Manly at Eridge Park which will likely be a season defining encounter.