Numerous schools pulled out of the event at the last minute, which left only Kincumber High to play against! The game was rescheduled to 60 minutes in length and it was ‘on’ from the kick off. Both sides were relentless, and the intensity matched the high standard on display. Our boys were fortunate enough to cross the line first, after sustained pressure opened cracks in the Kincumber defence. Callum Baker was the try scorer and it wasn’t long until the opposition hit back to level the scores at 5 all heading into half time. The second half was a different story: It was all St Eddies! Dan Phillips scored two tries and Tom Kennedy also got across the white line as the team put on a show for fans, allowing the ball to be spread wide after first securing possession in the forwards. Nick Armstrong kicked a few conversions which made the score 28-5, a win which now gives the students the chance to represent the Central Coast region against other schools from around the state in 5 weeks time.
The games were only twenty minutes long, so possession was going to be key, fortunately the St Eddies’ forwards controlled the breakdown which allowed the speed men to carve up and score plenty of tries. Ben Dufficy was captain and led the team around wonderfully from fly-half, a special mention must also go to the Year 7 students who not only played up an age, but also starred on the day: Sione Ofahengaue, Tyrone Dorrell, Atticus Fotofili and Kai Hodson. The boys now get to look forward to playing at the King’s School in Sydney for a chance to be state champs!
Thank you to Mr Steele and Mr Foster for their support on the day.
Mr Paul Sullivan (coach)