Goldies confidence builder

Despite a 22 – 7 loss for Boorowa on the weekend, the Goldies played a solid game and recovered some lost confidence from a crushing defeat to Jindabyne.

Coach Ben Johnson said of the game: “I’m devastated because the Goldies put up a really good fight and deserved better.”

Crookwell were first to get points on the board after a penalty was given in front of the posts, following up shortly with a try.

At half-time the score was 8-nil.

Boorowa were next to score early in the second half when Justin Corkery took an intercept after some good pressure on the Crookwell fly half.

Although Corkery looked like he was running on a treadmill he had enough of a head start to score under the posts. The try was then converted by Nick Ryan.

Some unnecessary turnovers and some sloppy play around the ruck saw the Goldies defending for the majority of the second half. Crookwell were lucky to run in two more tries to finish the game at three tries to one.

Captain Ryan Simpson said Boorowa showed great character defending for at least 70 per cent of the game and did not lose any intensity.

Three points went to Sam Lynam, who was very impressive in defence.

Two points to Matty Black, who played a major part in keeping up Boorowa’s intensity.

For their strong defence work, one point was shared between Nick Ryan and Anthony McMahon.

The Goldies have a competition bye this coming weekend but will be playing Taralga at home for Ladies Day on May 18.

Boorowa lost to Crookwell at the weekend’s rugby union but the Goldies have recovered some confidence lost during their drubbing by Jindabyne two weeks ago. In this picture, Matt Black makes a run from a scrum. Photo: Christina Parker.

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