Sunday 3rd April saw the Oatley U10's come up against Drummoyne for the first game of the season. And what a game it was. There was much excitement leading up to the match and both coaches were really looking forward to see how the boys took their training into an actual game.
As the boys are now in the Juniors, it was interesting to see how well they would play on the full length field and with a few new players, the parents were all keen to see our well rounded team in action..... the boys didn't disappoint.
From the first whistle Oatley dominated, keeping the opposition within their own 22 for the entire first half. the Oatley defence was strong and the attacking game relentless. By half time the boys had got across the line twice. A special call out to how well the boys kept their positions and held the width of the field.
At half-time the forward pack were instructed to push forward to secure good clean ball for the backs and to take it straight through the opposition if given the chance. This proved to be good advice as our prop was able to run straight through the opposition for another of Oatley's awesome tries.
In the second half the opposition slipped through to grab a try and conversion. This obviously fuelled the Oatley boys and they responded with another two tries to finish the game.
It was a strong start for the U10's who played as a team with plenty of potential. Looking forward to a cracker season!
Final Score Drummoyne 7 - Oatley 20
It was really hard to callout stand out individuals after such an amazing team effort. We really want to applaud all the boys for an AWESOME game. However, we have to award the points for end of year, so the following points have been awarded for Sunday's game: