A superb opening game for the 11s against a tough and no-nonsense Waterhead outfit. In freezing conditions and a very heavy pitch, they battled hard and came away with the spoils.
Given the conditions, including a snow shower in the opening stanza, this was never going to be a classic, fast-moving game, and the game was ultimately won in the forwards.
Hindley lead the game at the break 6-0 up following a great effort from Etahn Hill, but Waterhead came out at the start of the second the stronger side. Try as they might, they could not cross the whitewash, following some robust defence from the 11s.
Hindley effectively killed off the game with two efforts from Ethan Yates, the second a cheeky score under the uprights when the Waterhead attack knocked-on right on their own line.
Coaches Dave and Gary continue to rotate the kickers with Sam Fitton (1) and Jamie Duffy (2) getting the extras.
Waterhead never gave up and with both teams getting tired and quite frankly, covered from head to toe in mud, their efforts were rewarded as they scored on the very last play of the game.
More can be done in attack from the 11s, but defensively, it was a sterling effort from the lads and lass today. Also good to see was Bradley Mosedale making his debut, carrying the ball up strongly.
Thanks to Waterhead for a great game played in the bests of spirits.