Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
4 days ago
This weekend sees Souths Juniors take on the Sydney Bulls in an elimination Semi ? Final at Western Weekender Stadium on Saturday 20th September with kick off being at 2.30pm.
The sides have met twice during the season with Souths Juniors claiming victory on one occasion and like wise the Sydney Bulls winning the other match. The Sydney Bulls have hit a bit of form of late and are coming into their own in the semi final series and will be a tough ask to knock the defending metropolitan cup premiers over this weekend.
Our boys are still recovering from the physical contest last weekend against Wentworthville Magpies. The team will be bolstered by the return of David Buckley, Garth Wood and Mark Meredith from South Sydney?s Premier League team for this weekend?s clash against the bulls.
Our boys were a little unlucky against Wentworthville Magpies last week we took a handy 10 point lead into the half time break. Wenty came back in the second half and suddenly we lead only by two points.
Then in a crazy 8 minute period we had what looked like a fair try to second rower Aaron Aitken disallowed for an alleged double movement. Wentworthville Magpies then scored the match winning try on a ?7th Tackle? and we saw the match slip from our grasp.
Captain Clint Cooke lead from the front once again last weekend, he was assisted by the second row combination of Mat Rooke and Man of the Match Gerald Symonds, whilst half back Darrell Trindall showed his experience and guided the team around the park well.
The boys are looking forward to continuing their season after this weekend and with one of the strongest teams named for Souths Juniors this season they hope to defeat the Sydney Bulls in the elimination semi final.
So come along to Western Weekender Stadium at St. Mary?s on Saturday 20th September and show support to your team Souths Juniors as they strive to stay alive in the Inaugural Jim Beam Cup Competition. For further information on Souths Juniors Jim Beam Cup team visit our website www.southsjuniors.org.au/League