Oct 092016

The Pirates’ winning ways continued in Week 6 against local rivals, the Nepean Ducks. The score lines perhaps flattered the Pirates and credit must be given to the Ducks for their spirit and determination.

The Pirates’ Colts started well and had a particularly good First Half. The Second Half was more of an arm-wrestle but the Pirates still ran out winners by 38-6.

The older counterparts didn’t have it all their own way in the Division 1 game either. Despite holding a 31-14 lead at the halftime break, it was more of a struggle later in the game with the scoring by both teams quite limited. The Pirates stumbled at times but still came away with the win by 44-14.

The season is starting to get tougher and both teams will have to be at their best as they head towards Playoff time.

Oct 092016
North Western Predators

The Pirates extended their winning streaks in both the Colts and Division 1 competitions with wins over teams from the Northwestern club in Week 5.

The Colts got proceedings underway with a 24-0 shutout win over the Northwestern Giants. The under strength Colts team took an early lead and were never headed as they maintained their spot at the top of the Colts’ standings.

Not to be outdone, the Pirates’ Division 1 team recorded a 62-24 win over the Northwestern Predators to stay near the top of their own standings.

To this point of the season the Pirates are the only club in GNSW that has not tasted defeat in 2016 which in itself is an impressive statistic!

Sep 242016
Newcastle Cobras - large

While the Pirate Colts were enjoying a week off the Pirates’ Division 1 team continued on their winning ways with a hard fought win over the Newcastle Cobras in Newcastle in week 4 of the GNSW competition. The 54-13 score line does not give a true indication of the physical nature of the game though and the Pirates were made to work hard for their win from start to finish.

The Pirates overcame a slow start and went on to hold a commanding lead at halftime. But the second half was somewhat indifferent and that’s an issue that the Pirates will need to work on in the weeks ahead.

Make no mistake, the road trip to play Newcastle in the Hunter will become a big challenge in the very near future as the Cobras are on the rise.

In week 5 action the Pirates take on the Northwestern Predators.