The Parramatta Eels Jersey Flegg have suffered a come from behind defeat to Mounties in Round Six of their competition on Saturday 14 April at Aubrey Keech Reserve.
In what was a thrilling contest, the young Blue & Gold fell to a lack of possession and poor discipline that saw them run down in the final 10 minutes of play.
After the home side took an early 8-0 lead after tries to Semi Valemei and Sebastian Kris, the Eels struck back with the next three tries through forward Michael Tupou, half Jaeman Salmon and outside back Ethan Barry.
Dylan Brown knocking over the three conversions that saw the Eels take a 18-8 lead after 30 minutes.
An even share of possession saw the Eels controlling a game and a try to back row forward Salesi Fainga’a saw the side extend their lead in the 35th minute however a fortuitous try to Mounties Valemei, claiming a double, on the stroke of half time saw them close the game to finish the first half.
The Eels leading 24-14.
The second half saw the Eels starved of possession, with just 8 sets for the entire second forty.
Half Dylan Brown was determined with ball in hand and scored and converted his own try in the 47th minute of the game to extend their lead to sixteen points.
However from this point, the Mounties had all the ball. Tries to Thomas McGrady in the 53rd minute, Kyle Paterson in the 59th minute and a second to McGrade in the 71st minute saw the scores level heading into the final 10 minutes.
Despite some tough rulings by the referee, a penalty was blown in the 77th minute of the clash with Mounties’ McGrady kicking the penalty goal to put the home side ahead by two.
No more points were scored in the clash with the Eels going down 32-30.
Parramatta Eels Jersey Flegg 30 (Tries: Michael Tupou, Jaeman Salmon, Ethan Parry, Salesi Fainga’a, Dylan Brown; Goals Dylan Brown 5/5)
Mounties 32 (Tries: Sem Valemei (2), Sebastian Kris, Thomas McGrady (2), Kyle Paterson; Goals: Thomas McGrady (3); Penalty: Thomas McGrady (1)