The Riverina Rhinos continued their campaign in the Football NSW Regional Conference Youth they took on the Sutherland Shire on their home turf over the weekend.
There were some highs and there were some lows but overall it was a good showing.
First up was the under 13s in what was a nail-biter down to the final whistle.
The back and forth match produced a staggering ten goals yet neither team walked away with the three points. It finished in a 5-5 draw with both Andrew Febo and Jonathan Codemo bagging doubles for the visitors.
Next up was the under 14s with a squad full of injuries.
Four or five players backed up from the 13s game and it showed late in the game when their legs started to fail them. They fell 3-1.
The under 15s started the game at a high pace and neither team let up.
In this low scoring affair there was one player who stood out from the crash of Rhinos.
Ryan Maddison was brilliant in goal and kept his side in the game.
Despite being slightly outplayed by their shire counterparts, the Rhinos came away with a 1-1 draw.
The under 16s finally had their chance to step onto the pitch after a first round bye and they didn’t disappoint.
A couple of screamers from Daniel Rogato and Jordan Serena helped get the side over the line in a 3-2 victory.
Under 15s coach Anthony Vecchio said it was a positive day overall.
“When you travel away anywhere and get at least a point it’s a good result,” he said. “This week we’ll have to play to our strengths if we want the win.”
This Sunday they take on Football South Coast at EW Moore oval with the first game set to kick off at 9am.