Last weekend, Forbes was host to four games of junior AFL beginning with the debut of the Forbes/Parkes under 10’s v Dubbo. For many of the kids this was their first foray into competition footy but that was not a worry as the under 10’s put all their skills learned at Auskick into action and came away with the win over a tenacious Dubbo outfit.
The Orange/Forbes under 14’s continued their winning run with a gritty 3.4 (22) to 1.6 (12) win against Dubbo. This was the Swamp Tigers first win over Dubbo in 2023.
Dubbo took the early lead when James Wonderly kicked the first goal after some good lead up work from the midfield. Orange/Forbes countered Dubbo but were only able to kick two behinds to trail by four at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter the Swamp Tigers were able to assert some control, Cayden Metzeling kicked the first goal to take the lead. Dubbo pressured the Swamp Tigers goal, but resolute defence saw Dubbo only able to kick one behind. Logan McMahon kicked his first ever goal just before the halftime, Swamp Tigers took a 7-point lead at half time.
The third quarter was tight and both teams scored twice. Metzeling kicked his second goal of the day to increase the lead to 12 points at three quarter time. The fourth term was as equally as tight as the third, but it was Dubbo who created more opportunities; however accuracy proved the problem for both teams and both only managed to score behinds. Orange/Forbes held on for the win.