Keith vs Sydenham S
Ground: Bob Deans 3
Time: 2-15pm


Team List


Forwards
Bruce HALLINAN
Scott KEELER
Steve JONES
Kristen CURRIE
Stuart HERRIOTT
Sean DALTON
Sam BROWN
Colin GRAVETT

Backs
Bevan WEBB
Thomas CLARKE
Tevita TUPOU
Vincent KENNEDY
John LUXTON
Jared HANDFORD
Alan O'CONNOR

Reserves
Greg BROWN
Isaac ARAPAI
Phil KEARNS
Otenili TAUMAUNGA
Kyle McLEOD
Ross SINCLAIR
Jan VOLDRICH
Maaivialoa TOUMOHUNI
Josh JOHNSON


Points: 0-5, 0-7, 0-12, 0-14, 5-14, 7-14, 7-19, 7-21

Tries: Sam BROWN

Conv: Thomas CLARKE

Pen:


Player of the Day: Phil KEARNS, Sean DALTON
Most Valuable Player: Stuart HERRIOTT


Photographs here: http://keith.org.nz/?itemid=1776

Videos here: http://keith.org.nz/?itemid=1775





SLUNCE JE MCH OČCH A J NEVIM, CO MM DĚLAT



Vinny's back. And he showed his skills. It's great to watch a man cut up the opposition with ease on an individual basis, but it's even nicer to watch a whole backline do it. Unhappily, that hasn't happened now for a few weeks because of reasons. If it wasn't for Webby and a dodgy immigration service, our backline would be nearly non existent. All we need now is all those soft pricks who are allegedly injured or on holiday in Scotland and Argentina and Australia to get back here before the season ends.

Jared also came back from fucking about in the mud with his girlfriend. And he added to our efforts today. Apparently getting dirty in muddy water's a thing now. I'm clearly showing my age. Young Georgie has been shunted into the starting lineup for a few weeks now and by jolly jingo he's doing well. He's missing Dick, of course, but he's tackling and running and falling over quite nicely. It's lovely to watch. Returning to Keith after a few years away was Kyle who hasn't aged a day and our very own Czech porn star Jan gave his second game a bloody good go.

But the highlight of the backline was when Webby went off. And was replaced by Josh. Son of Dan. Former Keith and Former Club Captain. The family is strong with this one. Hopefully when he's grown out of playing in the colts he can think about a real career in rugby with us.

Sam's father was watching, so that meant he had lots of emotions about shit making him play harder, run harder, tackle harder and score a try harder. It also meant he had a clash of heads harder than medical advice recommends but after a couple of minutes wondering where he was, he got back into the game. Dirky always plays better when his son is at the game. He doesn't actually watch, he just plays with his toys and scares the rest of us from ever wanting to procreate. Kristen (girls name) played gangily and got dropped to the deck. That's been happening a lot lately with him, which either means he's clumsier than he used to be, or he's getting stuck in more. It's hard to tell.
Steve had a spot of bother throwing the ball in and jumpers had a spot of bother holding on to the ball once they'd intercepted it mid-flight and I suspect no one is happy about having extra lineout practice next Thursday.

Overall, it was a funny old game, but played in very good spirits and with some excellent running play. But also with some not so good runs of play. A typical Keith underperformance.

Two more games, and a final, to play. Let's not baulk at the very end after that wee speed wobble earlier on in the season.