Round 18 saw Neddies head to Allen Park to take on a Soaks outfit who appeared to suffer some confusion between the starting times for the reserve grade and premier grade matches. Funny that ….
After wins by the finals-bound Colts and thirds – and losses in fourths and reserves to end their respective seasons – the premier grade team took to the field intent on continuing the try-scoring form which had resulted in 138 points in the previous two outings.
And that is how things panned out in the first half. Neddies went to the sheds 40-0 up after an even split of tries to the forwards and backs through Grayson Knapp, the evergreen Mason Pomare, Shane Hemi, Jesse Toto and Brody Lam (2).
However, mutterings of a record score evaporated in the third quarter when Soaks managed to at least put their foot on the hose for a while. The injection of Davis Tavita changed all that as The Rock crossed for two tries, providing the cue for Brody to complete his hat trick for a final scoreline of 59-5 after the home team scored a consolation try on the hooter.
Brody’s hat trick made it 20 for the season – with hopefully more to come in the finals.
So that brings us to the business end of the season, with Neddies facing an in-form Paly outfit at The Foreshore on super Sunday. At stake will be a spot in the Grand Final against the winner of Saturday’s game between Wests and Cottesloe.
This is how Sunday is shaping up for the three Neddies teams who have made the finals in 2016:
Colts: Neddies v Soaks, 12 noon, Success Sports Park (Southern Lions home ground)
Third Grade: Neddies v Cottesloe, The Foreshore (Field 2), 3.10pm
Premier Grade: Neddies v Palmyra, The Foreshore, 3.20pm.
So get down and get behind the boys!
Be there. Be loud. Be proud. GO NEDDIES!!!