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Wednesday 19 June 2013. The school week is currently B.
The 1st XV rugby team put up a superb display against a strong D’Overbroeck’s College team at Wadham College Sports ground to record a fine 7-5 win in a close encounter. A mixture of Year 11,12,13 and 14 students played with great pride, tenacity and skill to defeat a very accomplished opposition team.
D’Overbroeck’s dominated the opening phase of the game denying Gosford any meaningful possession of the ball but courageous defence and tackling kept their opponents at bay. Gosford rarely threatened at this stage and when D’Overbroeck’s finally breached the Gosford line it looked like the floodgates would open. In a rare skirmish into the D’Overbroeck’s half, Gosford forwards rampaged towards the line and Malcolm Marecki touched down between the posts. Jake Townsend duly slotted over the conversion to give Gosford a surprise 7-5 lead at half time.
In the second half, Gosford’s powerful forwards led by Callum Lake started to dominate the opposition. Gosford were now creating chances to extend their lead but couldn’t quite finish. Tim Price enjoyed an influential game at full back and with Sam Milburn at scrum half enjoying an easier time with the forwards in ascendancy he was able to provide Jake Townsend with a good ball to use with the three quarters. Travis Gordon and Will Brett-Harding both threatened the line as well as Dan Jones being held up after crossing the line from another marauding forward move. To their credit D’Overbroeck’s launched a furious final assault on the Gosford line and only desperate defence protected the flimsy lead. Finally, the referee blew for full time and Gosford deservedly earned their narrow victory. Well done everyone!
Tim Price, James Prothero, Travis Gordon, Ed Keppie, Will Brett-Harding (Capt), Jake Townsend, Sam Milburn, Dan Kerby, Dan Jones, Reece Gonella, Callum Lake, Max Herbert, Malcolm Marecki, Luke Newton, James Heydon
Sub: Will Pitts
Mr P Catling – P.E. Faculty
Posted: 2012-12-17 14:13:56
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