Round 5 Review

It was another brilliant day at The Foreshore on Saturday as Neddies hosted Cottesloe in Round 5 of the competition. A reshuffled premier grade team took to the field after both the reserve grade and thirds continued their winning streaks, the women went down to the she gulls and the fourth grade match apparently didn’t go the distance…
Looking into the sun, it was a bit of an arm-wrestle for Neddies in the first half, which ended with a Cottesloe try giving the visitors a 13-9 lead.
However, The Third Half corner is always a bountiful part of the paddock in the second half for Neddies. And this proved the case again as skipper Tevin Ferris scored a great try in front of the party faithful early in the second spell to put Neddies back in front. Tevin was one of five former Neddies colts in the forwards, joining second-rowers Grayson Knapp and Tui Roberts and fellow loosies Krysten Lawrence and Mike Egan. Throw in Jake Wilson and Kauri Cudd in the backs, and that makes seven former Colts in the starting line-up. Not sure that’s a stat any other Perth club could match….
Anyway, the sideline conversion of Tevin’s try by converted halfback Kauri marked something of a turning point in the game. Kauri shanked the first one but got another attempt due to the mouthful he received from one of the advancing Cottesloe players. His second attempt bisected the posts and Neddies had a 16-13 lead.
From there it was pretty much all the home team as Neddies piled on tries to TeRangi Fraser, Neihana Christian and a slashing coast-to-coaster from Kauri for a final scoreline of 37-20. There were a couple of others that went begging, but coach Tony Ball would no doubt be happy with two wins for the day after his under-14s won their first outing of the season earlier on.
Next week shapes as a big challenge as Neddies head across the Swan to take on the table-topping Paly.
Be there. Be loud. Be proud. Go NEDDIES!