Forbes win close to record

On 20/05/2019 by admin

The Forbes Magpies’ 106-12 win over Wellington in Group 11 on Sunday wasn’t a new record but it also wasn’t far off it, according to Group 11 secretary Ross McDermott.
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NO CONTEST: Wellington were mauled by Forbes 106-12 in their Group 11 clash at Forbes on Sunday. Photo: FARREN HOTHAM

McDermott said he could remember a team posting a score of 118 or 119 against a side about a decade ago, but he said he doesn’t want to see anyone coming close to it again.

Group 11 has been in contact with Wellington and were told the club only had approximately 14 players to field in reserve grade and first grade.

“The players that were there won the reserve grade match but then had to back up and play first grade. It was 60-6 at half-time and there was concern but the players gave it everything until the final siren,” McDermott said.

It has been a tough season for the Cowboys, who are winless after nine rounds.

They have leaked an average of 55 points per game but their worst loss prior to Sunday had been a 58-0 loss at the hands of Dubbo CYMS.

McDermott said some players had been letting their club down by not being available for away games.

“They do have some players who can only work every second week because of work commitments but there are others who aren’t pulling their weight,” he said.

“It’s not fair on the players who do turn up andit’s not fair on the crowds who turn up to see a good game.”

McDermott said there was a mercy rule in junior rugby league that saw a game stopped once a team reached around 50 pointsbut one did not exist in seniors. However the Group 11 secretary said it wasn’t a good look to have such lopsided scorelines.

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