On July 15 the Kendall Blues welcomed Laurieton Stingrays to their home ground. Their first encounter at the Stingrays homeground saw the Mighty Kendall Blues give the Stingrays a lesson on league. The Blues were expecting a much tougher game second time around, with the Stingrays improving each and every game they play.
The run ups were hard and shattering with the opposition defence matching run for run. With such a hard and passionate game both teams suffered injuries and were players down. Kendall Blues proved once again they are the stronger more polished side. Despite the Stingrays throwing everything they had at them, the Blues kept their cool and put the points where it mattered.
The Kendall Blues managed to cross the line nine times in total, Sean Minns and Michael McInnes twice each, Daniel Minns, Jahbe Latham, Robert Smith, Beau Kettle, and James Kennedy a try each, Alex Pearce converted five of those tries, final Score 46 - 14 the Mighty Kendall Blues way.
Coach Beau Kettle is impressed with the Blues year so far.
“They are a great group of mates, playing footy on a Saturday as a team, nothing can beat that,” he said.
The Kendall Blues are on top of the Hastings League ladder on 16 (considering for and against points) Closely followed by Comboyne on 16, Lower Macleay 12, Laurieton 10, Long flat 8, Beechwood 6, South West Rocks 2 and Boardriders 2.
Congratulations to Glenn Bampton on reaching his 100 games for Kendall Blues and Luke White for his 50 games, Outstanding effort by both.
Man of the Match went to Robert Smith and Players player went to Glenn Bampton.
Half time saw some of the ladies showcase their talents with a Kick for Goal. Cassie Eames, Shennen Matthews, Ashley Wallace, Brooke Baldry, and Mel Kennedy did themselves proud, Awesome effort girls. Big thank you to Lisa Wilkes for donating the much appreciated alcoholic reward.
Next week Kendall Blues will be inviting the Boardriders to Kendall Blues home ground. Everyone is invited with two fully functioning canteens and crisp cold beer on offer. Kick off is at 2.30pm.
The Kendall Blues Charity day will be held on July 29. It will be a fun filled day showcasing the talents of some of our local junior rugby league players. The double header will start with Laurieton Stingrays V Comboyne Tigers, then the main game, Kendall Blues V’s Long Flat Dragons. Entertainment at the field will be supplied by the Party Professionals. Then back to the Kendall Service Mans Club for the players Jersey’s will be auctioned along with other offerings. All proceeds going to our local charities close to our hearts, Ben Fletcher Multiple Sclerosis fund, Jess Higgins Breast Cancer family holiday fund and Give 5 for kids. Come down and support our locals.