Norths topple Gordon to reclaim the Baxter Mortlock Cup
1st Grade: Norths 24 def Gordon 13
Tries: Reece Mau'u, James Margan, Max Burey, Gary Bautz
Goals: Angus Sinclair 2 conversions
2nd Grade: Norths 36 def Gordon 15
3rd Grade: Norths 15 def by Gordon 52
4th Grade: Norths 12 drew with Gordon 12
1st Colts: Norths 12 def by Gordon 42
Tries: Maclean Dombkins, Josh Fraser
Goals: Josh Fraser 1 conversion
2nd Colts: Norths 7 def by Gordon 28
3rd Colts: Norths 5 def by Gordon 30
Game 1 defeated Eastwood 12 - 7
Game 2 defeated NC Sea Lice 31 - 0
Game 3 defeated Easts 2 34 - 7
Pool Final defeated by Blacktown 36 - 0
Norths claim the Baxter Mortlock Cup with an emphatic victory
Stop the clock!!
As many spectators who flocked to Chatswood Oval for 1st v 2nd were in the bar line or still finding their seats, Norths were scoring. Right from the opening kick off Reece Mau'u was flying on the wing to claim the kick-off and dive over inside the opening 10 seconds.
We have seen some quick tries in recent years (Round 3, 2019) but none as fast as this. Be sure to check the highlights!
Norths win tough.
In the opening 1st half alone, Norths lost winger Reece Mau'u (leg injury), George Murrin (shoulder) and Dewald Dekker (blood bin). In a physical game, Norths called upon both Connor Winchester and Charlie Jeavons-Fellows having both played the full 80 minutes in 2nd grades earlier win. Both coming on and doing a fantastic job for much of the game.
As Gordon rolled on a number of fresh reserves including capped Wallaby Jack Dempsy, it wasn't enough to stop the Norths juggernaut who brought the intensity then took it up a notch in the final stages.
Following a narrow halftime lead (7-3) Norths extended the lead with a try down the left touchline to hooker James Margan as he outran his opposite number.
Gordon closed the margin at the 60th minute and the game hung well in the balance before Max Burey sliced over with 5 to play. Gary Bautz claiming the 4th try bonus point from a rolling maul moments later to stamp some authority on the competition favorites.