SLIGHT HURDLE

AFTER their best ever start to a Group 20 season, Yanco-Wamoon’s league tag side hit a slight hurdle on the weekend. 

The Hawks fell to the Yenda Blueheelers on Sunday at Yanco Sportsground, 30-0. 

Prior to the loss, Yanco-Wamoon had only suffered one defeat at the hands of the Leeton Greens so far this season. 

The week before, they took down West Wyalong for the first time in the side’s history. 

While it wasn’t the best result, coach Craig Higgins remained upbeat and could see the positives. 

“Other teams have gone down to them 60 or 70 nil this year,” he said. 

“Obviously we could have played better, but I thought they definitely might have pulled away a bit further. 

“They were a lot quicker and it took our girls by surprise a bit. 

“We held them to 10-0 at half-time, but we just ran out of legs after that.”

The Hawks will enjoy the bye this weekend, which will give the team time to regroup before taking on the Griffith Black and Whites the following week. 

Higgins is giving his side a rest in the interim. 

“We won’t train Friday night, I’ll give the girls a bit of a break,” he said. 

“But we’ll definitely be back into it on Tuesday properly. 

“There’s some things we can work on for sure.”

The Greens will be back on deck after enjoying the week off thanks to the club bye last weekend. 

The side continued to train during the break in preparation for Saturday’s match up with the Waratah Tigers. 

Coach Jayke Stevenson has been working with the team on certain aspects of the game ahead of the important clash on the Tigers home turf. 

The side will also have players taking part in the representative game in West Wyalong earlier in the day. 

Hawks key playmaker Tess Staines has also been selected n the representative team. 

Other teams have gone down to them 60 or 70 nil this year.

Coach Craig Higgins