No Charlie No Trouble
It was a grind and the scoreboard didn’t reflect the closeness of the contest but the Penrith Panthers got it done over a desperate St. George-Illawarra Dragons 34-16.
Staines was a late omission and replaced by Brent Naden from Wellington and against the run of play Naden drew an intercept off an Adam Clune pass to take an early lead and not long after followed it up with a second as Penrith took a 16-6 lead to the sheds.
The Dragons continued to fight but the class of Nathan Cleary proved evident in his first start since a shoulder injury in Origin II.
In the end the 34-16 score flattered Penrith and they will need to lift this week against fellow contenders South Sydney.
Close Games In Croquet
We had 26 players on Saturday 14th. August to play Aussie Croquet. There were 5 players who had 3 wins – John Allegri, Ray Burridge, John Farah and John and Cherylin Cole. The big winners were 14 – 8 Cherylin Cole and John Allegri. Close Games: Cheryle Toohey 14 Lorraine Todd 13.
Many Sports Postponed And Cancelled
Due to the snap lockdown announcement, a number of senior and junior sports were impacted. Forbes Autosports Club cancelled their Sunday meet while Group 11 Rugby League gave every side a point. Central West Rugby has had to postpone and adjust the semi-finals while restrictions on numbers has meant junior sports have also been severely disrupted. Forbes Sporting Shooters have also canned this week’s events. People are encouraged to check the latest COVID updates regarding sport. Contact your sports club for more information.