Shaky start for Panthers
THE Monaro Panthers will be looking to get their Premier Pathway season back on track against Belconnen United this weekend.
The Panthers were on the end of an embarrassing 16-1 rout at the hands of Canberra FC in last weekend’s first game of the season.
Daniel Linstead’s goal was the only highlight for the home side in what was the heaviest defeat of the Pathway competition’s opening round.
There was better news for the Panthers in the under-18s and the under-16s with the club securing wins in both grades against Canberra FC.
Lower grade whitewash
While the club may have missed out in first-grade, the Queanbeyan Whites had a more successful weekend across the lower grades last Saturday at Campese Field.
The Whites were barely troubled against the Gungahlin Eagles to run out victors in second, third and fourth grade as well as Colts.
The club’s biggest win of the afternoon was in third grade where Queanbeyan romped home 66-7. It was a similar story in second grade where the Whites trounced the Eagles 69-16.
In fourth grade Queanbeyan held Gungahlin scoreless to claim a comfortable 34-0 win while in Colts the home side made it four from four in the lower grades with a 39-7 victory.
Whites on the hunt
In other Whites news, Queanbeyan is currently looking for the next Robbie Coleman or Anthony Faingaa as the club continues its junior 2012 recruitment drive.
New players are welcome to attend trainings on Wednesday afternoons from 4.30pm at Campese Field.
Registration fees for the season are $90 for one player, $160 for two players and $200 for three players with costs covering playing shorts and socks.
Junior players also receive a Brumbies player card entitling free entry to all Brumbies home games this season.
For more information contact Simon Booth via email email@example.com
Wins for junior Blues
THE Queanbeyan Blues had a successful day at the Bibbenluke Junior Rugby League Carnival last Saturday with all five of the club’s sides making it through to their respective grand finals.
In the under-11s, it was an all-Queanbeyan affair as Queanbeyan United Blue defeated club mates Queanbeyan United White 34-6.
Queanbeyan also claimed victory in the under-7s with a 12-4 win over Tathra.
In the under-10s Queanbeyan went down 12-4 to Tuggeranong in the decider while in the under-16s grand final Merimbula-Pambula proved too strong for the Blues running out 12-0 victors.
The 46th annual Bibbenluke Carnival attracted 37 teams from as far afield as Cooma, Jindabyne, Bega and the ACT.