Again the Gods of the game paid forth a magnificent sunny day, in fact a little to sunny and at times quite warm.
This was the first time Manly had hosted the Stags and we had the opportunity to play on their first grade ground. I should mention that our friends from Forest also attended along with some ring ins from Warringah and “our friends” from Dee Why.
The Stags out did themselves with 16 players making the trip to the beach, with 3 new players, the usual suspects and some old faces back we are a formidable lot.
The first game was against Forest and saw the Gordon boys putting together some quality play and were rewarded with a good try in the corner. It was good to see Gifted back at 9 and giving good service to both backs and forwards. Forest aided by their ring ins competed well against the Stags and traded tries to make for an entertaining game.
Our second go was against Manly with a little help from their friends and this clash saw plenty of ball movement and some solid play in the forwards and then the backs took control for a number of high quality tries.
With 16 players there are too many to name it was just great to see a Gordon Stags team complete with no ring ins, we hope this is a portend for future games. Mind you it would be remiss of me not to mention a couple of notables:
:Chris “The Bear” Perfect dropping the ball with the line wide open and rightly rewarded with the MUGS mug.
:Coota doing us proud by winning the boat race.
:Roland and Greg on making their debut.
:Piet for completing a game with his memory intact (I know he didn’t play)
:And the rest of us for making the effort to turn up and make our Team a force once more in Rugby.