Round 4 Match Report

Amid all the drama with the Western Force, there was some club rugby played on Saturday, with Neddies heading to Hartfield Park to take on Kalamunda in what has traditionally been one of those banana skin games.
This came as the club showed its support for the Western Force, with the junior and senior arms of the club buying a total of eight A-class shares in the Own The Force campaign. So Neddies has now talked the talk – and walked the walk.
Back to Hartfield Park, where the premier grade took the field in glorious conditions after the club had earlier chalked up wins in reserve grade and thirds (both continuing their unbeaten starts to the year) and the women’s team going down fighting against a physical Bulls outfit.
Playing into the sun, Neddies raced to a 22-7 half time lead with tries to Tevin Ferris and Ammon Matuauto and another piece of brilliance from James Verity-Amm. But Kalamunda was threatening enough to show that was no safe lead.
A Shane Hemi try put Neddies out to 29-7 early in the second dig, but then things went a bit sideways for Neddies with two rapid-fire yellow cards reducing the visitors to 13 players. The Bulls pounced with a converted try to go out to 29-14 and it looked game on again.
However, Neddies wrestled back the initiative with a superb coast to coast try finished off by Ammon to put the game beyond reach, with a late try to Ruben O’Connell completing a comprehensive 41-14 win. The second half saw appearances from a couple of handy new players in TeRangi Fraser and young front-rower Logan Ede, who both look to be big assets for the club.
Round 5 sees Neddies return to The Foreshore to take on traditional rivals Cottesloe.
Be there. Be loud. Be proud. GO NEDDIES!!!