Parkes Boars First Grade take on Forbes Platypi

TIRELESS: Parkes Boar Ash Adams was tireless in attack and defence on Saturday against Forbes, with his usual brutish – take no prisoners - style.

TIRELESS: Parkes Boar Ash Adams was tireless in attack and defence on Saturday against Forbes, with his usual brutish – take no prisoners - style.

Both teams came out hard but Parkes were the first to strike with Joe Nash just too fast and strong for the Forbes backs. 

Stung by the early try to Parkes Forbes lifted and hit back with Matt Coles first of three tries for the day.

For most of the first half both teams were evenly matched with the game played end to end and the lead back and forward. 

Late in the first half Parkes was in front and there was a faint hope there could be an upset.

But just prior to half time two quick tries to Forbes saw them in control at the break 26-13.

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In the second half Parkes looked good in patches with the forwards Leo Haviili and Sam Denison making good metres up the centre.

Toby Baigent and Scott Chislett were solid as usual and Ash Adams was tireless in attack and defence with his usual brutish – take no prisoners - style. 

The loss of captain Israel Symington at half time to a niggling injury was telling for the Parkes side.

Adams was well supported by Ben Ryan at No. 8 and they were terrific at the breakdowns. Jon Rathbone played his part and was reliable as usual. 

Action Packed Play: Pictured Dan Ryan and Dylan Hood. Dan Ryan who was playing in the centres, setting up some attacks Photo: Allan Ryan.

Action Packed Play: Pictured Dan Ryan and Dylan Hood. Dan Ryan who was playing in the centres, setting up some attacks Photo: Allan Ryan.

Lloyd Rogers was good with the boot and  looked dangerous to the Platyipi defence but was unable to show his usual flair.

Ben Powlay made several attacking runs and seemed to enjoy a bit more space created by Dan Ryan who was playing in the centres.

Dan set up some attacks and combining with Powlay and Josh Miles to close down the Forbes backs.

The extra space also gave Joe Nash some opportunities and he was unlucky not to score again with his usual probing runs.

But Forbes was relentless and showed why they are near the top of the ladder. 

Parkes experienced players could see the precision of the structure in the forwards and Matt Cole was able to take advantage of every opportunity and was one of the best for the Platypi.

Forbes used their bench well and continued to put pressure on the Boars adding another 21 points for the second half.

Parkes should be proud of their game as they never stopped trying but the big Forbes forward pack was making good metres and eventually found some gaps.

Final score Forbes 47, Parkes 13.

Best for Parkes were Lloyd Rogers, Dan Ryan (Players Player), Ash Adams and Joe Nash.

Training

Tuesday, July 18: Boars Seniors 6.20pm-8pm at Parkes Boars Spicer Oval

Thursday, July 20: Boars Senior 6:20pm-8pm at Parkes Boars Spicer Oval

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