17th July, 2017
Our fourth-placed Colts 1 side were out to prove that they had what it takes to play finals footy when they took on 5th place Wests. Only two competition points separated both sides with a win to either side having the potential to knock out the other from the finals race full stop.
Wests looked to start on the front foot when they seemed to cross the line, however the player lost the ball cold in the process of getting it down. They made no mistake a short time later taking the lead 7-0.
It was front-rower Caleb Enoka who got us on the board after crashing over from a charging run. That sparked our Colts 1 team into action with Austin Northey making a break up the middle before linking with winger Luka Lewis.
Following that fly-half Connor McEldowney put through a nifty kick and chase, which led to Callum Elliot skipping his way through the Wests defence for his first. Another try to Enoka and one to Riley Wilson and before long we had a dominant 31-5 lead at half-time.
The visitors need a miracle to get back into the game and our outside centre Will Chapman wasn’t helping their cause racing away with an intercept try to further extend Bond’s lead. Elliot capped off a brilliant match at fullback with a brace, while Ethan Singh also cashed in for the Colts 1 side.
By the end of the game Bond had just fallen a conversion short of notching up the half-century, coming out convincing victors 48-12. This puts them 7 points a drift of 5th place and with a game against last-place Souths this coming weekend, it is a great opportunity for us to cement our spot in the upcoming finals fixtures.
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