Jimmy Flynn (14)
I have watched video of this game , very tough battle displayed here...but again very questionable officiating.
Both teams probably got their fair share of penalties, but there were a number of uncalled events that would of changed the outcome.
For instance Linfield first try should not have been awarded , as there was a clear knock on by the centre who passes the ball from the breakdown ( if you have the footage it’s at the 4 min mark ) this would have Randwick winning ?
Also ill discipline could have come into play , the same centre tackles the wicks 9 high which leads to him being escorted from the field for HIA. The centre is then seen celebrating the incident or was he celebrating the fact that he did not receive a card ( which could also change the end result )
End of the day Lindfield have bragging rights in the U16 A division club comp and it is what it is. I am looking forward to the 2020 schools opens season especially the trial period CAS v GPS where most of these boys will hopefully meet up again for some mouth watering action.
Plus just to touch on your unsportsmanlike remark.. My brother was at State Champs June long weekend for the Randwick v Gordon match. He was amongst Gordon parents and supporters and was witness to some pretty poor behaviour from this group. I won’t repeat what he heard but let’s say there is no place for it in our game. What hope do our young players have if this is how their parents behave . I would suggest that Gordon / Linfield are probably the ones with a unsportsmanlike reputation.
End of the day lovetap, Lindfield have won 5 of the last 7 A grade comps through this age group, and they are an excellent team. Randwick, together with Blacktown, have been their strongest opposition in the last 2 years, and its fair to say there has been some ding dong battles. All 3 teams are talented, spirited, and generally, play the game in the right spirit. Not sure of your involvement LP, but i have been the forwards coach of this Gordon team for the past 3 years, so i'm pretty sure I know exactly whats been going on.
If a Lindfield centre happened to hit one of his Randwick opponents in what you construed to be a high tackle and was not picked up by the ref, as with the Randwick boys and any other team, I'm sure he was delighted with a strong tackle that wasnt considered by the ref to be high. Sounds like you werent reffing.........so i suggest you move along and say thank you to the men and women, boys and girls, that actually donate their time to allow this great game of ours to continue.
Your brother perhaps also didnt hear some of the comments directed to the Gordon parents during that particular game at the State Champs , such as an invitation to one of our mums into the car park to discuss who could throw a better right hook.
My point is.......both teams have great players and we all look forward to the ensuing battles over the next 2 years in the school comps.