In the first home match for the season, the Boars ladies ran on Spicer Oval against the Wellington Wild Cats, with plenty of spectators cheering our ladies on.
On the seven minute mark Wellington took the first points with a try on the wing, but the conversion missed. Parkes responded and the match was on.
Try’s were scored by Jordan Gaffney, Maely McGregor, Nat Caruana and Bianca Wright with conversion kicks by McKeely vanDyke. The local ladies went into the long break up 24 – 17.
The second half was all Parkes as speed, determination and team work kept Wellington scoreless.
Teegan Smede took a long run down the sideline and scored under the posts for Parkes then converted her own try.
Makeely Macgregor took the ball from a wayward pass from Wellington, crossed the line and put it down under the posts, then she also converted her own try.
Maely Macgregor crossed again and Teegan Smede made the successful conversion kick. These girls were on fire.
Cailin Westcott and Nat Caruana worked their magic to keep the younger players focused. Sophie Oliver and Emma Evans kept the pressure up in the forwards.
With five minutes to go in the match, Teegan Smede scored again in a run away effort, then made the conversion, taking the final score to a 50 – 17 win for Parkes.
The Boars celebrated a well deserved bonus point win. Three points went to Lucy Turner, two points to Nat Caruana and one point Alice Maier. Players player was Maely Macgregor.
This week the ladies face off against Wellington again, but this time they take the field in Wellington.
By Cath Ryan