Parkes Junior Rugby League

Great Game: Parkes' under 9s players in action last month during a home match against Red Bend Catholic College. Photo: Jenny Kingham.
Great Game: Parkes' under 9s players in action last month during a home match against Red Bend Catholic College. Photo: Jenny Kingham.

Round 10 Junior League

It turned into a very physical game for the under 8s and everyone stood up and had a very good crack.

Under 8s

On Saturday the French Taste Bakery under 8s once again had five players attend their game in Forbes. Thankfully Carter Moran and Jack Robinson stepped up to play with the 8s. It was very cold and the boys and girls took a bit to warm up in defence.

It turned into a very physical game and everyone stood up and had a very good crack.

Carter Moran tackled his little heart out, chasing the Forbes boys everywhere saving tries all game as well as some great runs in attack.

Little Lakeisha Meers plays well above her weight and wasn’t worried about the great Forbes defence to take some great runs. Jett Clarke played his best game to date scoring three great tries running hard and pulled off some great hits in defence also.

Xavier Ward ran the ball very hard also causing some havoc for the Forbes defence.

Milo Anderson, Aiden O’keefe and Jack Robinson all had their usual solid games, each of them doing some great tackles and awesome runs to get the team going forward. It’s great to see the improvement with the 8s especially their attitude in defence.

Mod League Tag Girls

On Saturday the Parkes Services Club and McPhersons Parts and Service sponsored Mod League Tag Girls played in freezing conditions against a much improved Forbes side.

The girls started off well with Isabella Terrill, Grace Milne, Jade Coulston, Nell Smith, Grace Macgregor and Sharla Parker-Lee tagging well in defence. Strong runs were made by Essie Mitchell, Jazmen Terrill, Elizabeth Macgregor, Leah Hayward and Corby Fliedner.

Try scorers were Elizabeth Macgregor (2), Jazmen Terrill (2), Grace Macgregor (1), Nell Smith (1), Grace Milne (1) and Essie Mitchell (1). Conversions successful from Grace Milne. The girls running out winners 34/12.

Under 10s

Andrew Thomas Builders  won against Forbes on Saturday, 16-10

Under 12s

K & H Earthmoving and Haulage Under 12’s had a draw 10 all against Forbes last Saturday.

Under 14s

Sportspower under 14s had a hard felt loss on Saturday at Forbes. Poor defence saw Forbes take the lead quickly with two tries and conversions.

A kick on the sixth by Austin MacGregor was taken in the air by Toby Miller and put down over the line. Conversion was unsuccessful. Forbes broke through the Parkes line to score and convert again.

Two penalties gave Parkes the advantages they needed and Bayden Moran took the ball over the line. Unfortunately conversion was unsuccessful.

A kick out on the full on the sixth gave Forbes possession and the opportunity to add more points with a try and conversion.

Parkes wanted more points and defended well with continuous tackles from Dustin James, Dylan Woods, Wilson Duffy, Alex DeLacy and Mac Rauchle.

Strong runs from Mason Leedham, Richard Butt-Anderson, Charlie Oraha, Jai Thompson and Jackson Parker-Lee drove the ball forward.

Toby Miller was over and conversion was successful by Bayden Moran. This was repeated with another quick try from Toby and conversion by Bayden. With a few playing in different positions Parkes were gaining confidence and closing the gap on Forbes.

A Parkes error gave Forbes possession and they turned that into points scoring four more tries. A deflated Parkes side held on.  

Kaid Lydford, Jake Herring, Brian Mendoza and Kade Crisp continued to give chase. A forward pass by Forbes gave Parkes possession.

Quick pass from Austin to Kaid who made a break and off loaded to Bayden who followed with a kick and chase to score. Parkes had added the last points for the game but lost. Forbes 46 - Parkes 28.

Senior Girls League Tag

The Bob Skinner Painter and Decorator  Senior League Tag girls played Forbes last weekend and won 58-16.

Under 16s

Brian Collins Smash Repairs under 16s had a strong win 32 -16 against Forbes last Saturday in Forbes. All teams play at home at Pioneer Oval on Saturday, July 21.