GOOD results were achieved last weekend for the Nowra Warriors juniors with the first round of Group 7 junior rugby league finally played.
Eight teams of excited Warriors hit the field and gained praise from all team coaches for their efforts and attitude.
Results from round one:
U12s- APOF defeated Nowra 12-4.
U11s- Nowra drew with Berry 18-all.
U10s- Stingrays defeated Nowra 54-4.
U9s- Nowra defeated St Georges Basin 24-18.
U8s- Nowra Wallabies defeated St Georges Basin 28-4.
U8s- Nowra Kangaroos defeated Milton 48-14.
U7s- Nowra Wallabies defeated St Georges Basin 32-18
U7s- Nowra Kangaroos defeated St Georges Basin 18-10.
The round two draw for Saturday, May 3:
U10-1: APOF v Nowra, 10.40am, at Croom Complex No. 1
U8-S: Nowra Joeys v Berry, 9am, at Lyrebird Park No. 1
U9-S: Nowra v Berry, 9.50am, at Lyrebird Park No. 1
U11-1: Nowra v Kiama, 10.40am, at Lyrebird Park No. 1
U7-S: St Georges Basin Red v Nowra Joeys, 9am, at Francis Ryan Reserve
U7-S: St Georges Basin White v Bomaderry Gold, 9.50am, at Francis Ryan Reserve
U7-S: Milton Ulladulla Red v Nowra Kangaroos, 9am, at Ulladulla Sports Mini
U8-S: Batemans Bay v Nowra Kangaroos, 9am, at Mackay Park
U12-1: Nowra v bye
Match of the round
Solomon Motors/Mid City Motors Nowra Warriors Under 11’s
IN Nowra's first game of the season against Berry at Berry Sporting Complex, the under 11's came away with an 18-all draw.
After being down 12-nil early in the match, and trailing 12-6 nearing half-time, a well executed team try was scored by winger Taj Hart right on the half-time bell.
Nowra put in a much better second half of football and were leading 18-12 with two minutes remaining before Berry scored again to tie it up for the full-time score of an 18-all draw.
Overall it was a much improved performance after last season with all players contributing in providing a good base to improve on throughout the year.
The coach was happy to see the boys play well as they have been training hard leading up to their first game.
The team motto is “if we train hard, we play hard”.
With all players putting in great performances, standout performers were Jonah Longbottom, William Braddick, Zack Kelly, Jayden Simms-Foster, Kaleb Stewart and Rodney Davis-Stewart.
Try scorers: Jonah Longbottom 2, Taj Hart 1.
Goal kickers: Kaleb Stewart 2, Davey Carpenter 1
For the latest information, results and game photographs, visit www.nowrawarriorsjrl.sportingpulse.net
Good luck to all players in round two and enjoy your footy.