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Win of Weevils seals a good day

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

IMAGE: Coming away with the points added to a super weekend for Yabbie Dan O’Connor who wears the blue head gear.
IMAGE: Coming away with the points added to a super weekend for Yabbie Dan O’Connor who wears the blue head gear.

Last week’s rainfall across much of regional NSW resulted in muddy conditions in West Wyalong, ideal for the traditional yabbie.

The Young Yabbies also saw opportunity. They came home with a 25 nill victory in their away game against the Weevils last Saturday.

Yabbies spokesman, Nick Duff said they should’ve performed better.

“It was a five or six out of ten performance-wise. Yes we got a win, though it’s not where we should’ve been performing,” he said.

“Star players of the show were the Watson brothers, Henry and Wyatt. Wyatt has been a leading force this season.”

“It’s very rare you see a forward score a try, but James Needham scored his first try for the Yabbies.”

Duff said there’s a lot to improve on up against Cootamundra Tri Colours this weekend. They’re sitting in second, above the Yabbies. It makes the local boys nervous with only three games left in the season.

“We’ll play to our strengths. We have a dominant forward pack. We’ll look for breaks and not play into their hands,” he said.

He hopes the home match provides an advantage for the Yabbies.

“We’d like to finish second. A good strong performance against Cootamundra backed up with another one against the competition leaders Harden should have us pretty comfortable,” Duff said.

Dan O’Connor came home with the points for the match, a fitting end to his day.

“He’d proposed to his now fiance, won the match and was voted best on field all in 24 hours,” Duff said.

Cootamundra Tri Colours beat Harden Red Devils 27 to 19 in Harden and Boorowa Goldies beat Temora Tuskers 39 to 7 in Temora.

There will be an Old Boys Match on Saturday July 17, when Yabbies host the Red Devils.

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