3RD GRADE SEMI FINALS

3rd Grade Major Semi Final
 
As per the script the boys of the thirsty thirds timed their run to the final series to perfection , coming into form when required. Saturday was no different up to Colleges to their perfectly prepared pitch of mud and puddles!!! Our opposition , Celtics gave us a lesson at altitude (tambourine mountain ) a few weeks ago on what sort of team they are so it was going to be an uphill battle from the start. They were all assembled and ready early to carry on where they left off, while our boys rolled in at their leisure to the delight of the management team !!!
Great start Micky Bodner pulled up lame prior to kick off so leaving us with 15 players on the field plus a strong reserve bench of Temps , Kenny J, Herbie and Brucie Pitt, .
Celtics scored shortly after kick off which must of woke the boys up and it wasn't long before good play and pressure resulted in 2 penalties to James to slot through and then  a planned Fijian move ????? saw Peter Fij score for James to convert. 13--5 to end the half.
The 2nd half saw great attack by us and even better defence to keep the celtics at bay but with our bench reluctant to come on it wasn't long before a further try was conceded. Again this spurred the boys into action resulting in 2 more tries to Fiji Pete and one to Fiji Dan and James with his boot putting the game in the bag despite a consolation try to celtics.
This was one of the best games all year with everyone stepping up to all play 60 minutes and never giving up . This puts third grade straight into the Grand Final at Nerang on August 8th 
Thanks to the rest of the club to turn up and cheer the boys on . To our reserves sorry for not giving you a run !!!!! Players of the day Fiji Pete , Fiji Dan , Nari