11th July, 2017
With 5 Under 20 players in our team, Bond started well, dominating possession and territory for the first 10 minutes. A 12-phase pick and drive inside Jeeps quarter and a 30m break through midfield by Mitch Third – with Hayden Sargent unmarked outside him – went begging. Our only points came from a penalty, while Jeeps scored a soft try against the run of play by their captain, Dan Gorman.
Jeeps number 8, Jay Havelu was yellow carded but all we could manage were 2 more penalties to lead 9-5. Right on halftime, they scored again, through winger Vasukicaucau, as we were caught napping by a clever long pass from Reds halfback, Nick Frisby. Bond fans felt cheated at the break, as we were 15-9 down, after dominating most of the play.
The second half was worse though, as Jeeps stepped up a gear and ran in 4 more tries. It wasn’t until the 60th minute that Bond scored, Mitch Third catching Jeeps defence napping as he took a quick tap penalty and raced clear, lobbing a pass inside for Michael Marshall to score.
On the credit side, our youngsters went well, with Angus Blyth playing 60 minutes at lock against a powerful pack and red-haired Struan Robertson made a brief debut on the wing. It was a disappointing loss, after our win over Brothers the previous week, but we can hope for improved performances in our next 2 games at home.
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