Sport

Rutherglen Cats Football & Netball

By Corowa Free Press

Seniors 

Cats 12.8-80 def by Dederang MB 13.16-94

After last week’s loss to the Bushies the football year is starting to slip away, the team needed to go to Dederang and put their best foot forward. 

With a few out of the senior team again, there was still enough quality there to beat Dederang at Dederang, only problem was no-one told Dederang that. 

The Cats were out played early and Dederang kicked the first four goals before the team put one on the board, to the team’s credit they fought back to take the lead but the home team was not going to lay down and in the finish they showed the Cats what it is like to have the will to win and what happens if you are all working together. 

Next week is a trip up to the Kennel to take on the Dogs so this could get interesting. 

Awards: Complete Body Craft - Josh Quick, Griffin Transport - Damien Wilson, Poachers Paradise Meal - Brendan Morris, Rutherglen Pizza - Sam Scott, Corowa Golf Club - Josh Warren.

Reserves

Cats 11-3-69 def by Dederang MB 14-13-97

A drive up to Dederang on Saturday with all indications that the team could put a good show and come out with a hard-fought win. 

Much to the dismay of the Cats the Bombers took it to the team and we were on the back foot early, the big boys, Ryan Clohessy and Jack Holmes, Zave Talbot never stopped trying, and to know they were players down from the start did their best. 

Coach Tommy Renshaw led from the front and had help from Blake McNamara, thanks to Tyler Ferrero and Harley Coulston for backing up and gave as much as they could. 

The backline ‘again’ stuck tough under the circumstances with Christopher Lewis and Ollie Noble leading the boys well. 

Tough loss to take but being down on the bench hurt a lot. 

Positive feedback, based on what the team had on the park, no-one ever gave up and that is hopefully what will launch them back to the winners list this weekend against Thurgoona. 

Stick tough boys, you are all in together for the fight! 

Go Cats!!

Awards: Rutherglen IGA - Ryan Clohessy, Baker Seeds - Jack Holmes, Poachers Paradise Meal - Tyler Ferrero, Rutherglen Pizza - Tommy Renshaw, Rutherglen News and Lotto - Chris Lewis.

Under 17s 

Cats 8-7-55 def Dederang MB 5-4-34

A good win on the weekend by the under 17s puts them in the spot to try and jump into the race for the finals when they take on Thurgoona next week who are one spot above, the boys showed great team work on the weekend and played with great energy to come home strong.

Awards: Rutherglen Pizza - Sam Edmondson, Hungry Jacks Barny - Matt Halton, Urban Graze - Tyler Ferraro, Silver Key Café - Tory Oats, Sportspower Corowa - Caleb Andison, Rutherglen News and Lotto - Bayley Whyte.

Under 14s

Cats 7-3-45 Def Dederang MB 5-8-38

Awards: Rutherglen Pizza - Tyler Benbow, Urban Graze - Ryan Milthorpe, Hungry Jacks Barny - Jack Keys, Silver Key Café- Angus Williams, Coaches Award - Aziah Capper.

Under 12s 

Cats’ boys had a great game against Dederang with all the team contributing well.

Increased use of the handball, decreased handovers and straight kicking were the highlight.

Leadership team were rock solid allowing newer players to really step up and show their skills.

Other highlights were a Mitch Francis goal; Harry Saville’s first goal back from injury, Jyden Capper’s game, Luke Nicholson’s marking domination and Anden Ross in defence. 

Training again this week before taking on Thurgoona U12’s.

Netball 

A Grade

Rutherglen 46 def Dederang MB 21

A good win.

Persisted on a day where it was hard work, but great shooting and perseverance.

We face a quality opposition this week against Thurgoona, a game that will show us and our supporters where we are at.

Awards: Griffin Transport – Brittney Deegan, Poachers Paradise – Emily Browne, Vic Hotel - Jamie Sandilands.

B Grade

Rutherglen 50 def Dederang MB 42

Slow start but persisted for all four quarters to come up with the win. Plenty of good play all over the court.

Awards: Poachers Paradise – Maeve Seymour, Greg Leah Massage – Jane McInnes, Boorhaman Hotel – Georgie Stewart.

C Grade

Rutherglen 78 def Dederang MB 25

Great game by everyone, our attack was fabulous and our defence just keeps getting better.

Awards: Poachers paradise – Mel Pinn, Corowa Golf Club – Jose Lewis, Jack and the Fox – Chelsea Smith.

Under 18s

Rutherglen 36 def by Dederang MB 40

Unfortunately couldn’t get over the line, playing hard to the very end.

Well done to Lola stepping up from 15’s and absolutely smashing it.

Awards: Sportspower Corowa – Lola Walsh, Tupperware Drink Bottle – Sydnie O’Toole, Urban Graze – Grace Watson-Long.

Under 15s

Rutherglen 54 def Dederang MB 18

Great four quarter effort by all the girls.

Every player contributed and was really amazing seeing all the girls put in 100% effort.

Great game.

Awards: $10 Slope award – Sash De Marchi, Miegal’s Pharmacy – Savannah Symonds, Urban Graze – Emma Beattie, News & Lotto – Lola Walsh.

Under 13s

Rutherglen 29 def Dederang MB 4

Awesome job by the girls on Saturday.

The plays down the court are starting to work well and our defence worked really hard.

Awards: Rutherglen Pizza – Felicity, Rutherglen Newsagency – Penny, Urban Graze – Abbie.