In the first game back since school holidays, Yass MAC Digital Solutions under 6 Magpies were at home to the North Canberra Bears.
Following some great defence early on, the first try came from Lucas McPherson, who narrowly missed the conversion.
In the second third of the game, Josh Barry ran rings around the oppositions’ defence, managing to score as did Jarred Carey not long after.
In the final third, the boys crossed three more times, through Lucas McPherson, his second for the day, Kylan Ebert and Jarred Carey.
The final score was 24-6.
Encouragement awards went to Patrick Koen, Kylan Ebert and Lucas McPherson who also won man of the match.
The Tanks Bakery under 7s played at Walker Park against Belconnen United Black who, in the final minutes of the game, scored to snatch victory over Yass 22-20.
The visitors were a good match for the unbeaten Yass side and both teams exchanged try for try.
Toby Rumble and Tim McPhillips scored two tries apiece, with Will Gallimore and Toby converting a try each.
Charlie O’Brien, Luke Davis, Lane Davis, Toby Rumble and Tim McPhillips had big tackle counts, while Will Gallimore, Blake Booth, Coby Yates, Tyson Harrison and Taylor Doyle ran the ball well.
Man of the match was Coby Yates, with Will Gallimore winning the Aldi award and Tim McPhillips the McDonalds encouragement award.
The CJ & MM Beck Tree Removals under 8s played Gungahlin Bulls Red at Nicholls at the weekend, but lost 32-16.
Gungahlin scored early on but Yass was quick to respond through Darcey Bush who stormed down the right touchline, to score a good converted try.
After the break Gungahlin scored four tries and the Magpies could only manage one through Sam Pack.
In the third stanza Gungahlin scored two more tries before Liam Newman, continuing his great form, scored a consolation try for Yass.
Ben Bingley displayed some great defence and picked up the Aldi coaches award.
D & J Butchery under 9s came up against West Belconnen at home and won 18-6.
West Belconnen scored very early on and Yass, through Baden Godfrey, got one back right before half-time.
Jake Garner scored the second try and converted to increase Yass’ lead in the second.
Jack Callaghan, Ben Rumble and Kane Dowling tackled well, while Thomas Carey, Thomas Medway, Ryan Prins and Thomas Bell ran well.
Josh Sykes, Reece Bush and Keegan Doyle were always looming in support. Kyle Jenkins capped things off late in the second half to score the final try of the day. Patrick was man of the match.
The under 10s Magpies lost 28-24 at the weekend.
The game started well, when some great play from James, Jason, Declan and Tom allowed Harry to score.
However, Goulburn managed to score four unanswered, and converted, tries.
The boys fought back late in the half, with Joel Tom, James and Joel enabling Harry to grab another try.
Jaiden, Jonty and Jack all showed their strengths, with solid runs. A good kick from Luke meant Harry grabbed another try.
Goulburn hit back quickly with another try but the boys continued with solid defence from Hayden, Declan and Reilly. Luke Harley and Aiden continued to work hard but, despite a fourth try to Harry, it wasn’t enough.
The Yass Valley Property under 11s hosted the Gungahlin Bulls last Sunday at Walker Park but lost 18-10.
Missing some key players to illness and injury the Magpies struggled early and the Bulls led 18-0 at half-time.
After some crucial mistakes in the first half, the second was much different, with tries to George Clark and Jordy Vitler bringing the score back to 18-10.
Best for Yass were Jordan Vitler, Jake Bullman, Samantha Poidevin and Brody Butt. Others to play well were Cian Ebert, Tom Skillin and George Clark.
An almost full strength under 14s team travelled to Gowrie to take on the Valley Dragon’s White at the weekend and had a big win, 24-4.
Both teams are in finals contention and spectators enjoyed a great match.
The players were able to work hard and beat an unsuspecting Dragons side relatively easily in the end.
Each player was integral in the win and team unity is what they currently consider their best attribute going into the back section of the season.
The Timmers Pies under 13s continued their good form at the weekend, beating the Gungahlin Bulls 28-14.
The score was 14-all at half-time but Yass scored three times in the second to run away with it.
Try scorers were Cameron, Daniel, Adam, Kyle and Dylan. Goals were kicked by Daniel and Angus.
The Aldi man of the match was Kyle who had numerous strong charges and big tackles. The two MVP certificates went to Cameron and Trent.
The win moves the side into third place but the next game is against the ladder-leading North Canberra Bears and will be a big indicator as to how the boys are travelling for the year.
The Beck Tree Removals under 16s hosted Goulburn at Walker Park last Friday evening but lost 36-16.
Unfortunately Goulburn was too strong in the first half and Yass failed to capitalise on its opportunities.
The young Magpies played an improved second half and went over the line three times but it wasn’t enough.
Tries went to Jordy Bouldin (2) and James Stennett and Josh Lawrence kicked two goals.
The Aldi voucher winners for this week were Jordy and Sam Mercieca.