New competition Favourites the Dragons proved much too good for the reigning premiers The Panthers 105 -92.Whilst both Teams were a little light on players Alan Chapman is surely the buy of the season with another man of the match performance whilst for the losers John Van Diejen was solid.New recruit Gary Dwyer is still out injured and his return will be greatly anticipated by the Panthers.
In the shock of the Round the Roosters finally won a game at the expense of the disappointing Tigers by the tune of 99- 91.Chris Witt was the best for the”Gras Boys” while for the Tigers their old “Stager” in the centres played his heart out once more.The water Boy “Panky” thinks he can turn up when he likes but I’ve heard on good authority that he will soon be looking for a new “well”.
The Sharks despite being badly hit with injuries still managed to beat a woeful Bunnies in a Shocker 90-87.Garry Ganderton although looking like he still needs to shed a couple paved the way for the victors who will be a force when at full strength.Best for the Bunnies was there Capt Drago Stih.who surely must be the hardest trainer in the Comp as he is seen doing laps every day.
6 points separated The Eels and the Dogs in a low scoring affair with the dogs prevailing.95- 89.Best for the Dogs was Chris Pender who’s game will surely improve once he knows his way around the paddock.New recruit Paul Harris appears as though he does not want to play and surely wont be there at the end of the first Round.Capt Brian Herring was seen physically pushing him on to the ground!!The Eels are missing their front rower Col Cattell whilst speedy winger Alona Brown had another solid game in trying conditions.
Manly hung on to 2nd spot on the Ladder with a 17 point win over a very ordinary Steelers,107-90.The Stranger thinks a “coup De Grace” will shortly be on the cards with Brian Dwyer the Captain has lost the support of his players mainly due to his bad attitude and open display of affection for another Team.Manly best was Warren Smart for the Steelers Phil Nicolaides was solid.
Ladder: Dragons 12: Manly 10: Dogs 9: Bunnies 8: Panthers 7:Tigers 6: Eels 6: Sharks 6:Steelers 2: Roosters 2:
Next Week: Tigers V’s Bunnies :Dragons V’S Dogs: Steelers V’S Sharks :Eels V’S Panthers : Roosters V’S Manly.