Round 16 Review

McGillivray Oval has not been the happiest of hunting grounds for Neddies in recent seasons. So it was some trepidation that Neddies supporters headed out to Uni’s home ground on Saturday for their Round 16 clash.
Adding to the angst was the log-jam on the ladder in race towards the finals in a couple of weeks.
The premier grade team took to the field after good wins by the thirds, fourths and women’s teams, a loss in reserves and a big injury toll leaving the colts without a quorum.
There was a particularly exciting look about the Neddies midfield, with Ryan “The Bus” McLeod linking up with James Verity-Amm outside the electric TeRangi Fraser. That trio caused a fair bit of chaos for the opposition, enabling Neddies to jump out to a commanding 27-10 half time lead courtesy of tries to big winger Zac Makavilitogia (2), Neihana Christian and Ireland’s best export since Guinness, Lorcan Dow.
The second half pretty much belonged to one bloke – James Verity-Amm – who mesmerised the opposition with four tries. That was enough to give Neddies a bonus point 53-17 victory and retain the Mike Denton Cup.
The win kept Neddies in third position on the ladder with two competition games left to play.
Both those games will be played at The Foreshore, including Saturday’s fixture against Joondalup, when The Third Half will be hoping the weather gods are kind as they strap on the nose bags for another lunch.
Be there. Be loud. Be proud. GO NEDDIES!!