Wattles lose ground to Tigers
WATTLES and Southern Suburbs were locked at a tie at half time in their match at Platz Oval at the weekend after Justin Van Der Poel broke through the Southern Suburbs defence on the hooter, however the Warriors fell short, defeated 40-10 in the second half.
Coach Cameron Hamblin said his A-grade side was beaten by a better team on the day with quick plays and excellent defence.
“We let ourselves down with mistakes,” Hamblin said.
“We had 10 guys back up after playing reserve grade which knocked us around a bit.”
Second rower Nick Colthup challenged the Tigers for the 80 minutes and was awarded players’ player for his efforts.
Tries went to five-eighth Scott Murdoch and centre Van Der Poel who both played up from reserve grade.
Reserve-grade coach Ross Hentschel put on the green and gold for his team again yesterday and secured four points towards his team’s victory over the Tigers 32 to 12.
Five-eight Murdoch crossed the line three times while also converting a kick and centre Van Der Poel was players’ player.
Tries went to Murdoch, Brady Glass, Hentschel and Nick Pasterfield while Will Manley, Murdoch and Glass made conversions.
Under 18s were defeated by the Tigers 60 to 6.