Grand Final (Mod) & Major Semi (international) – 19th August
A big, big congratulations to our U11s for winning their first Grand Final 18-6 against Wombats. Premiers 2018. I couldn’t pick a man of the match as I thought every player on the field today gave it their all and played fantastic. Well done to Brett, Duane and Kirra and all the parents. ⚫️⚪️⚫️
It was another windy sunny day at Erskinville oval and we were up against the Minor Premiers Mascot for a spot into the Grand Final. We have played Mascot twice already and lost twice 22-26. So we knew we were in for a tough game and Mascot didn’t disappoint. Both teams came out firing and getting stuck into each other. But Mascot had all the possession and momentum with them and were first to score, but missed there goal. We somehow managed to come back with a try of our own to Matty Walker. Who somehow stepped and weaved his way through the ruck 5 metres out to score just on halftime to take the lead to 6-4.
We knew Mascot would keep coming, so we started strongly and Jamie scored off a backline move 20 metres out. We had the lead at 10-4 and just needed to complete and get to our kick. But we had done the complete opposite with us dropping the ball 3 sets in a row on the first tackle to invite Mascot back in. Mascot soon scored twice, but failed to convert and took the lead back with the score at 10-12. We continued to fight hard for victory and Buddah went close but was tackled just short of the line. We lost our way and cohesion and couldn’t capitalise on some possession in the red zone. We lost 10-12 but showed we can beat Mascot if we can just learn from our mistakes. We play Sth Eastern next week for a chance to meet Mascot in the Grand Final. Thanks to all the Lapa supporters who came and we hope to see you all next week. Congratulations to the U11’s for winning their Grand Final vs Coogee Wombats 18-6.