17th July, 2017
It was a day of celebration for our reserves with second-rower Rubin Fuimaono notching up his 200th game, a feat unequalled in the club’s history. On top of that the side were looking to bounce back from their scoreless display against GPS the previous week, with a stronger performance this match.
Any chances of a fairytale win for Rubin were immediately crushed when Wests scored within the opening five minutes. The boys however rallied together and managed to gain back field position thanks to a quick scoot from the back of the ruck by Max Dempsey.
Bond, who were dominating the scrums, managed to score moments later through Jaye Payton – who celebrated his 100th game the week prior. Justin Bernstein made no mistake with his conversion and the boys were in front, 7-5.
Wests, however, crossed over through their hooker, Hunter Thomas, just before half-time to give the visitors a 10-7 lead at the break.
Our chances of coming back in the 2nd half were boosted following a yellow card to Wests centre Patrick Ah Him. Although the boys weren’t able to use the extra man advantage to get in front. Ah Him returned onto the field and Wests took control of the game from their with Thomas collecting a brace to put the score-line out to 15-7.
And that’s what the score stayed at for the remainder of the match. Another disappointing performance from our ressies who just haven’t been able to get over the line in tight matches such as these. They will be looking to end their season on a high this coming weekend in their last home game against Souths.
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