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Round 6 Thirroul Vs Wests

The Butchers travelled to Parrish Park yesterday and unfortunately didn’t return with any competition points.

The under 18’s continue to impress with a tight fought loss to equal leaders Wests going down 24 -20.

Reserve Grade went down in a game they should have won, dominating the first half and most of the second before a few defencive lapses cost them dearly. Mitch Lackersteen continues to improve and isnt far off pushing for a crack in first grade.Nathan Potter played his usual outstanding game while Jarrad Whitty Jack Eager and Luke Shiels had great games as well.

First grade were well in the game for the first 20 minutes and had several scoring chances denied before Wests ran in some impressive tries either side of hlaftime. To the boys credit they never threw in the towel and looked a much better team in the last 20 mins eventually going down 42 -18. One positive from the day was again the rise of several local juniors into first grade. After losing Damien Blanch in the warm up, Dane Francis on debut had a terrific game, making some tough carries from our half and showed his skill and confidence with a chip and chase effort which ended with Thirroul held up over the line. Jarrad Whitty and Luke Shiels backed up and held their own with big moose steaming onto a pass and scoring next to the posts. Thirrouls best were Luke Dodge Joel Johnson and Ty Tmac Mccarthy

Upcoming events to remember:

June 18th Round 7 Vs Collies at Gibson Park

June 25th at Gibson Park, Aaron Beath will play his 300th first grade game when Thirroul take on Dapto.

The Illawarra Rep final will be played in Camden the same day at 12 midday.

The Butchers Golf Day will be on Saturday 16th July at Boomerang Golf Course. at 1pm.

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