Round 11 Vs Hamilton @ Marcellin Park

Maitland Private Hospital 1st Grade
Maitland 27 (Logan, Curran, Brooke, Martin tries, Maloney, Estatheo conv, pen) 
Hamilton 29
Premier 1 Bar TV Highlights

Another narrow loss to a top two team leaves Firsts 1 point inside the top five, but well in the hunt for the finals after matching the Hawks for most of the match with only a few silly mistakes and lapses in concentration the difference. The Blacks started impressively, holding out Hamilton for long periods of time on their own line, defended strongly throughout the game, and were patient in attack, going into halftime 12-5 up. On a tough day for fullbacks in the wind though, Maloney twice lost sight of deep kicks and the chasers scooped them up to score, as the Hawks scrum laid on three tries to seemingly put the result out of reach. The Blacks fought back impressively through several lineout steals and strong runs by Trav, Sap and Chris Logan, but ultimately fell despite a try and missed conversion after the whistle to level it up.
Players’ player: Travis Brooke
Coach’s points 3/2/1: Brooke/Logan/Birrell

Bottrell Group 2nd Grade               
Maitland 25 (De Rocquigny 2, Stafford, Punch tries, Punch conv, pen)
Hamilton 22
Premier 2 Bar TV Highlights

Seconds survived a determined Hawks fightback, and a hefty penalty count against, after leading by 17 at the break, to win by 3 points. Frenchy scored twice again(?) as did Max Stafford and Punchy in a dominant first half display that looked to be all over until the Hawks decided to show up, but despite several dubious calls and an unlucky bounce, Batey’s boys were able to hold out the fast finishing top placed side. Ace Fraser put in a typical workhorse effort, and Jackson Cassidy looked dangerous every time he got his hands on the ball/
Players’ player: Alistair Fraser
Coach’s points 3/2/1: Fraser/Cassidy/De Rocquigny

Firestorm 3rd Grade
Maitland 18 (O’Connor, Lewer, McCarthy tries, Golledge pen)
Hamilton 7
Premier 3 Bar TV Highlights

Cunno’s Thirds now sit six points clear thanks to the second try in two weeks to Dan Lewer and Sean O’Connor. Up 5 nil at the break, man of the match Adam McCarthy sold a tasty dummy to score before colts sub Luke Rees ducked and weaved to set up O’Connor to barge over.
Players’ player: Adam McCarthy
Coach’s points 3/2/1: McCarthy/Skinner/Runchel

Doyle Rural Services Under 19 Colts
Maitland 33 (Rees 2, Hogan, Lantry, Ferguson tries, Hill 3, Taylor conv)
Nelson Bay 22
Colts Bar TV Highlights

Colts tackled cellar dwellers Nelson Bay, who started off strongly by scoring early, and staying in touch on the scoreboard, but eventually going down 5 tries to 4. Big front rower Adam Keepance had a strong game, as did Matt Ferguson who dummied and wormed his way through half a dozen defenders to score. Flyhalf turned fullback Luke Rees had another typically brilliant game scoring twice.
Players’ player: Luke Rees
Coach’s points 3/2/1: Keepance/Ferguson/Hogan

The Pourhouse 4th Grade
Maitland 31 (Hewitt 3, Newton, Peacock tries, Clarke 3 conv)
Hamilton 19
Players’ player: Adam Hewitt
Coach’s points 3/2/1: Hewitt/Burger/Mahony

Lillies and Limes Lady Blacks
Bye

Members Draw
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This Week Round 12 vs Merewether Carlton Club @ Townson Oval

P1 –  3:00pm
P2 – 1:40pm
P3 – 12:30pm
Colts – 11:10am vs Carlton (Townson Oval)
Women’s – 4:30pm vs Wanderers No2 Sportsground
4th Grade – 6:30pm vs Southern Beaches Friday Night 14th July @ Marcellin Park