Randwick 1st Grade go down by two after an unsuccessful an Penalty Goal.
Coming off a loss to Sydney University, the boys were well aware of the importance of a win against Gordon, with whom Randwick were equal on the ladder. Gordon chose to play the game in the forwards and quickly got the upper hand. They were first on the board and Tom Nowlan was yellow-carded. Gordon dominated for the first 20 minutes and took the lead out to 14 points. In the latter part of the first half, Randwick regained some of the momentum enabling fullback Fred Dorrough to score their first try.
In the second half, the momentum swung in Randwick’s favour, with forwards Tom Nowlan, Toby Trinder (Northampton recruit) and Dan Mathew putting in big efforts, coupled with No. 6 Kyle Harris and No. 8 Christian Poidevin looking dangerous, the boys created more than enough opportunities through good play but failed to get the ball over the line.
Trailing by two points, the boys put an estimated 31-phases together when Gordon gave away a penalty giving Fred Dorrough the unenviable job of converting a 50-metre penalty goal to win the game after the bell.
On the other side of the harbour at Coogee Oval, the positions were reversed with Gordon 1st Colts also requiring a penalty after the bell to win game. Unfortunately, both Randwick and Gordon Colts were unsuccessful.
Gordon 19 - Randwick 17
In Second grade, after last week’s 3-point loss to Sydney University, the boys came out aggressively and dominated Gordon from the outset in all aspects of the game. Fly Half Morgan Steyn was responsible for 23 of Randwick’s points and halfback Tyzac Jordan scored two tries in succession.
Gordon 22 - Randwick 55
In Third grade, Randwick faced an enthusiastic Gordon, who quickly scored two tries before fly half Harry Tyson could return the compliment. Gordon then scored a further two tries before Harry Tyson scored again, making it Gordon 22-v-Harry Tyson 10, until fullback Henrik Anthony stole some of Harry’s limelight with a try of his own.
Gordon 29 - Randwick 15
Fourth grade were informed late on Friday night that Gordon requested non-contested scrums and this was coupled with an untried five eight taking the field, which made it very hard going. Randwick coaches commended Gordon for their efforts without a suitable front row and Randwick’s No. 12 Steven Gibson who had a tremendous game despite a injured right forearm.
Gordon 19 - Randwick 15