Leeton Greens record win over Darlington Point-Coleambally

GREENS TAKE DOWN: Coach Brent Pike crosses the line in a recent match at No. 1 Oval. Leeton were able to keep their finals dream alive when they defeated the Roosters on Sunday. Photo: Talia Pattison

GREENS TAKE DOWN: Coach Brent Pike crosses the line in a recent match at No. 1 Oval. Leeton were able to keep their finals dream alive when they defeated the Roosters on Sunday. Photo: Talia Pattison

A GLIMMER of hope now rests with the Leeton Greens after they took out Darlington Point-Coleambally on Sunday. 

Many had their doubts, but the Greens were able to get a 34-28 win over the Roosters at Coleambally. 

The back-to-back victory means the Greens now find themselves in a good position if they are to make this year’s Group 20 finals. 

The club will enjoy the bye this weekend, meaning yesterday’s game was effectively worth four points to the side. 

“We always said if we could win that one, it would be like getting four points thanks to the bye the week after,” coach Brent Pike said. 

The Greens were well-served by Dan Patu and Jayke Stevenson in the forwards, which helped greatly in their quest on Sunday. 

Patu did come off injured after a nasty tackle. 

“It was a high tackle and he come off with three of his teeth pushed right back,” Pike said. 

“I’ll be catching up with him (Monday after work) to see how he’s going. 

“He was having a great game up to then. 

“When he came off, Jayke really stepped up. 

“It’s probably the best game I’ve seen him play all season.”

The win means there is still a chance the team could find themselves playing finals football. 

Pike gave credit to the Roosters following the match, but was pleased his team was able to put in the effort and get the results. 

“I don’t think they were shell-shocked or surprised by us,” he said.

“From our end it was probably the first time all season we’ve played a full 80 minutes of footy, so that was a big part of it. 

“It was a very fast and physical game. 

“There were some big hits, but it was just a good game of footy. 

“Even spectators from both sides were saying how good the match was for them to watch.

“We seem to go well against them over there, especially in recent years.”

The Greens trained on Monday night and will also hit the paddock on Wednesday. 

Pike will give the team Friday night off before heading back into the regular training schedule next week before they face Waratah Tigers back at No.1 Oval on July 30.