17th May, 2017
Until recently Wests were regarded as a pushover in Colts – not any more. With the reconstruction of the playing field and magnificent clubhouse, plenty of budding talent has been attracted to the Kennel.
As in the senior grades, Wests started enthusiastically, with their speedy winger leaving defenders for dead as he raced 40m to score with his first touch. Lock Liam Upfield was replaced after injuring his shoulder, with livewire Austin Northey coming on. Flyhalf John Nucifora landed a penalty but Wests were in again after working a nice double-around move down the left wing again. It was 10-3 at halftime.
Using the full width of the field, the Bulldogs were playing copybook Rugby – simple draw and pass, putting the ball in front of the receiver – but very effective. They went in again to lead 15-3.
Wests lock was sin-binned and Bond hit back. Cleverly sizing up the defenders, John Nucifora darted to the blindside, dummied and was over in the corner. At 8-15 there was hope of a comeback.
But Wests clinched the game with two more tries – the first after a series of pick and drives and the second when they used long passes to create an overlap - the final score read Wests 27 Bond 8.
For Bond nobody tried harder than Tom McKee and he was well supported by Brock Foggo and Aaron Aitken. Josh Walker shone with limited opportunities.
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