Saturday, August 7th, 2010.
The Creek kicked off at noon on a perfect day to play rugby at the square as they were hosted by the Barbs. The Creek, as has been the case all year, had a good mix of experienced and younger players on the pitch. After some good hard play the Creek were finally rewarded as Sam Fuiamano off-loaded to Glen Stewart who crossed the try line....5-0 the Creek. The Creek continued to press and young fly half Tyron Harvey grubbered in behind the defense to fall on the ball in goal...10-0 the creek. The Creek kept the pressure on the Barbs and were rewarded when Shayne Speakman darted through a gap in the defense...conversion Calder...17-0 ..the Creek. The Barbs scored late in the half...to make the Half time score...17-5 the Creek.
The creek continued to dominate play and good field position off a penalty allowed Dan Wall to score.....conversion Calder...24-5 the Creek. Phil Pederson was the next to score for the Creek off some in tight forward play...conversion Calder.....31-5 the Creek. Young Creek fullback Jacob Kit scored off a 50 m kick...conversion Calder ...38-5 the creek.. The Barbs would add a late try to make the final score 38-10 the Creek.
The B side lead by the backrow of Davies, McBride and Rea kept pace with a solid Barbs side who also wanted to run the ball.The Creek scored after the forwards controlled the ball for 2 phases and pushed the gain line and moved the ball wide to Alex Houston who dummied and went through...5-0 the Creek. More pressure lead to an Alex Houston penalty...8-0 the Creek.... Hard work by John Packer and Adam Davidson at lock allowed the Creek to control the half and keep the score 8-0 at the half.
The Creek continued to play smart hard rugby lead by Lucas Wright at 9. Off a phase that died moving to the right, a long ball spun back to left allowed Alex Houston to find a gap in the defense and race 35m for the score....13-0 the Creek. Good field position and ball control allowed another Houston penalty...16-0... the Creek. The Barbs added a late try...final score 16-7 the Creek.
The first team were in tough against a Barbs team as the Creek had beaten by 41 points at home early in the season. As expected, the Barbs came out and controlled the play and territory. The Barbs scored 13 points before the Creek responded with a try of their own as Shawn Windsor set up Davour Stojanovich...13-5 the Barbs. The Creek comtinued to work hard and counter attack as Windsor set up David Jones to make the score 13-10 at the half.
As good teams do, the Barbs took advantage of Creek mental and physical errors in the second half to score 27 points and shut out the Creek. Final score 40-10 the Barbs.
~Gary Whitley (Head Coach)