Valleys on song as Chown unleashes
RUGBY LEAGUE: Valleys kept their perfect record intact to start the TRL season with a 24-12 victory over Wattles at Herb Steinohrt Oval on Saturday night.
The Warriors came into the match missing a number of key players, however Valleys were keen to keep their unbeaten start to the year, racing in six tries to two.
Dylan Chown maintained his hot start to the season, picking up a hat-trick, to go along with five goals.
Valleys coach Brett Seymour said was impressed with more than just the attacking display of his fullback.
"The three tries is a reflection on his defence. He was outstanding last night," Seymour said.
"He saved two or three, and when you add that up, it's a big impact on the game.
"Cory McGrady and Hugh Sedger are linking up well with him. It's a new combination and it has probably clicked a little quicker than we expected.
"There will be times when it is not doing so good, but they are doing the job now."
The solid defence of the club was something Seymour said he was extremely pleased with.
"Steve Rodgers and Nick Sargeant were solid. Hooker was a different position for Nick," he said.
"Cory was really good again. He's come into the side and made a big difference.
"Everyone chipped in. I was most pleased with the defence. It's the thing we've been focusing on in off-season."
Seymour said he expected Wattles would bounce back when they next meet in round 15.
"We're not thinking we've done anything exceptional," he said.
"They were missing a number of players and leaders that would've helped Travis (Burns).
"When we play them next time it will be a different story."
Chown got the scoring underway in the 13th minute of play, scoring the first of three Roosters tries in the first half, before Braydon Wilson crossed in the dying stages to cut the half-time deificit to 16-6 for the visitors.
Aaron Silitoe and Chown added further misery inside ten minutes, pushing the lead out to 22, and proving a bridge too far for Wattles.