Keith vs Christchurch Canardlys
Ground: Bob Deans 3
Time: 2-45


Team List


Forwards
Darren MOKE
Bruce HALLINAN
Steve JONES
Jeremy DAINES
Stuart HERRIOTT
Paunga MOALE
Andy PETI
Kevin WILLIAMS

Backs
Bevan WEBB
Calum DALL
Thomas CLARKE
Murray PICKEN
Ross SINCLAIR
Sean KIMAK
Brian GRIFFITHS

Reserves
Kristen CURRIE
Mark van GROENEDAAL
Phil KEARNS
Greg BROWN
Emili LANGI
Joseph MOALE
Laina KATOA
Tevita TUPOU
Brad STRINGER
Steve ELLS
Chris JONES
Leyton HUNT
John LUXTON


Points: 3-0, 3-5, 8-5, 13-5, 15-5, 20-5, 22-5, 27-5

Tries: Ross SINCLAIR, Calum DALL, Emili LANGI, Tevita TUPOU

Conv: Thomas CLARKE, Calum DALL

Pen: Thomas CLARKE


Player of the Day: Bevan WEBB
Most Valuable Player: Bevan WEBB, Joseph MOALE


Photographs here: http://keith.org.nz/?itemid=1941

Videos here: http://keith.org.nz/?itemid=1942

Point by Point Scoring Trend


Overall Points Differential




TROPHIES AND RECORDS AND NEW BOYS AND BEER STEALING. TODAY HAD IT ALL.



Don't go there Johnno, don't go there! We can rebuild it, we have the technology.*1

First things first, congratulations to Webby on 200 games and 250 points. And for what seems like 200 Tongan New Boys. All very much appreciated blah blah blah we luff you long time let's not make a big song and dance or a bad joke about it because let's be frank, who hasn't done a shit ton of hard work and effort to be consistently one of our go to players and purveyor of cheap meat?

While Tom's kicking has not been fully on par this season, he started off the match with a good penalty which stirred up Christchurch to a return try. Their only try. Their only points. Their only serious effort to cross the line. Their leave it all on the pitch because we can do this moment. Then Cal scored and Tom converted bringing up a first half lead of 10.
Sounds easy, but in actuality, it was(ish). Again, scrums proved our strength. But lineouts gave away some advantage. With a referee fresh from a referees rule book reading course, in what seemed like a crusade against us, he was constantly picking up on fault after fault instead of playing how the game was meant to be, and us trying to not get his way and trying to remember where our mouthguards were. That one sent Griff to the bin for 10. And in what seemed like a Kafkaesque tableaux, Murray was in the bin for fouling professionally. Pffft, as if he does anything in a professional manner.

13 on the field meant Christchurch had a huge chance and opportunity to chip away at our lead, but they didn't even muster a light charge at the line without Keith not only pushing them back but making them pay for the attempt.
From the sideline it really did seem like we still had 15 fully fit Keiths out there.

Second half was much like the first except almost everyone was swapped out for fitter players *cough cough bullshit*. Webby and Cal stayed on for the full 80 and gave their all but unfortunately 4 Keiths didn't get on. The downside of having a large squad is balancing the need to put the best team on vs the need to get everyone enough game time.
As always, work to be done at training to sort through the things that went awry on match day.

While it was all bout Webby back at the clubrooms, only the regulars turned up which is something team management need to address. It's like Dick Power is still in the team and not coming to the clubrooms afterwards.








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