Narromine Gorillas versus Parkes Boars
Narromine hosted the game, a successful charity day, and retained their winning record over the Parkes Boars this Season.
Second Grade: Narromine Gorillas 39 – 12 Parkes Boars
It’s the worst cliché going, but the score line didn’t really reflect the game that was on display.
A performance built upon two good previous weeks for the Boars second grade, Narromine head and shoulders in-front on the league table showed why they are top with a strong and dominant display, and the Boars showed why they are putting themselves right into the finals contention and the current inform side with a strong and determined hit up.
First Grade: Narromine Gorillas 32 – 0 Parkes Boars
It’s the worst cliché going, but the score line didn’t really reflect the game that was on display Saturday, the Parkes Boars without some key players yet still fielding a strong a capable squad never really got going.
A strong and pumped start from the Gorillas sturdy pack put Narromine firmly onto the front foot from the off and through several missed tackle and sheepish start from the Boars, the scoreboard was quickly ticking over and over, and by half time the Boars were facing down the barrel of 22 points down.
Frustrations were evident for much of the game as the Boars, when finally got going were their own worst enemies with their downfall being the product of their own eagerness and determination.
They showed in parts how capable they are, and how they could match the brute of the Narromine pack and cave the opposition backline with solid lines and creating space through hard internal carries.
Several times the Boars were camped on the Narromine try line, and yet several times the ball was lost, knocked on, or somehow held up. The game was physical and exciting, with new connections and combinations around the field adapting and developing as it progressed.
The game was there for the taking, and some predict a rematch of this for the seasons grand finale. The Boars adapted and developed as the game progressed.
While the scoreline is a tough one to swallow, the lessons learnt and the mental strength displayed is definitely something to take home with pride and chins held high. I for one believe that the Boars will have their day when they match up again.
The Boars (2nd) face up against Mudgee (3rd) at North Parkes Oval 3:15pm this Saturday, with only a few more weeks to go before finals all is on the line for that advantageous second place standing.