First Grade was a cracker of a game last Saturday.
Kilby kicked a penalty and Narromine was first to score; 3-0.
A penalty to Orange caught Narromine unaware as a quick tap was taken and their try scoring machine was over in the corner. He scored again when he ran down the right hand touchline and had no right to evade what normally is very reliable defence. Twelve-3 to Orange after one of these tries was converted.
The Gorillas then regrouped and Moran scored in the left hand corner and the other would-be-winger, Tuck, scored in the other corner.
Moran’s try was converted but Tuck’s wasn’t and the score was 14-12.
Three penalty goals to Orange and a try to Brown and penalty to Kilby had the halftime score 21-20 in favour of the home team.
The second half was tight and the score did not change for 20 minutes. Orange then kicked a penalty and led 24-20. With 20 minutes to go Orange then cut loose with four tries in 16 minutes, three of which were converted to race to 50 – 20.
Tim Allworth then capped off a magnificent game for Narromine (probably the best player on the field), to dive over in the corner. Kilby converted from the sideline and the full time whistle blew with the final score 50-27.
The Second Grade boys came up against a red hot Orange outfit which because of new additions to the First Grade side, was far too good for the Gorillas. The final score of 95-0 was in favour of City.
The Colts were unlucky to go down to Orange City.
A slow start to the game allowed Orange to score first.
When narromine got going they looked the better side and a win was not out of the question.
Two tries in the second half, one to Sheedy and one to Jackson Baker, were converted by Ryan Wheeler.
Along with a penalty goal Narromine reached 17 points which was not quite enough as Orange scored four tries and two conversions to run out winners 24-17 in a very exciting game.
Orange City remain undefeated on the top of competition with CSU and Narromine equal second. Tomorrow we travel to Bathurst to play the Bulldogs. We need a win.
At our recent 30 year reunion a composite side was announced of the best players over the last 30 years.
That team is: Charlie Hazleton, Geoff Koerstz, Anthony Tuck/Mick Jackson, Justin Roberts/Brad Anderson, Tim Shepherd, Don Crosby/Bruce Jones, Andrew McPherson/Luke Brown, Lachlan McCutcheon, Ado Scolari, Sam Ward, Greg Walsh, Charlie MacInnes, Luke Harding, Dan Corderoy and Mark Lorimer.