OWT Match Report: Blues continue perfect season

The Queanbeyan Blues have continued their perfect season by cruising to a 38 -6 against the second placed Yass Magpies.

Having narrowly missed out against the Blues earlier in the season, Yass came to Seiffert Oval on Friday night with hopes of claiming a win.

“Queanbeyan are a good side, they have plenty of good players and good experience,” said Yass hooker, Allie Beck. “I think Queanbeyan just came out strong for their home game…they played well.”

“I think we just need to get our heads back into it and come back next week. Hopefully next time we play them we come back stronger. It was a close game last time and we just need to get back there.”

The first fifteen minutes were a tough opening as each side were relentless in defence but errors in attack prevented either side from gaining momentum.

However, Blues fullback Cailah Welch broke the deadlock when she beat the Magpies defence with a right foot step to score.

That try opened the floodgates as the Blues scored two minutes later through Yasmin Meakes when she ran through a gaping whole in the Magpies defence.

Welch continued to threaten the Yass defence as she gained plenty of meters from kick returns and Yass were unable to stem the flow of tries as Queanbeyan scored three tries to take a 24-0 lead at halftime.

A halftime break didn’t slow the momentum the Blues had gained and Regan Hart scored the first try of the second half when she dived to plant the ball in the corner.

Yass almost scored their first try of the match shortly later when Tayla-Jayne Chapman was unable to hold onto a cut out pass which was just beyond her reach.

The Blues juggernaut continued and Meakes sealed her third try of the night with a wonderful solo effort. After weaving her way through the Magpies defence and only with the fullback to beat, she put her foot on the accelerator run on the outside of the fullback before coming back in field to score under the posts.

The Magpies managed to pile on some late pressure on the Blue’s defence with repeat sets and were rewarded for their efforts when Allie Beck darted from dummy half to catch the markers off guard.