Gallopers Extend Losing Streak

It was a case of déjà vu all over again when the Gallopers failed to consolidate a healthy half time lead to go down narrowly 29 31 in a close encounter against Norths at Hugh Courtney Oval on Saturday. Expectations were high for the main game as earlier the Gallopers drew Colts 1 and won all other games played at Wooloowin.

The Gallopers three tries were all scored in the first half. Michael Richards, Maaloga Konelio (2 tries) and Nigel Genia all scored to allow the Gallopers to take a 26 10 lead into the sheds at half time. The second half however saw a tide of Eagles tries as they piled on 21 points to the Gallopers lone penalty conversion.

Ill discipline again stretched the Gallopers defence with the Eagles scoring tries both times the bin was occupied with men in green and blue. Coach Anthony Mathieson will challenge the team to alter it’s mindset in the coming week after only registering three points in the second half of their last three outings.

The team has one more home game before a two week break. The game against Brothers this Saturday shapes as season defining. Brothers come off a narrow loss to University with a game in hand while GPS will be searching for victory to cling on to second place. A loss and results going against them could see the Gallopers slip to fourth. Motivation for both teams will be in abundance as a large home crowd is guaranteed to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the foundation of the GPS Rugby club.


The full results:

Premier Grade                 29– 31 L

Premier Reserves            34 – 5 W

Premier Colts                    38-24 W

Women (v Wests)            10 – 37 L

First Grade                        27-19 W

Second Grade                   48-17 W

Third Grade                       48-5 W

Fourth Grade (v Uni)       20-14 W

Colts 1                                24-24 D

Colts 2 (v Brothers)          81-0 L

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