The Canowindra Pythons have missed out on the 2016 Southern Graincorp Cup finals, being convincingly defeated by Blayney 81-7 in Blayney last Saturday. The Pythons only had 14 players, but the good news is the boys didn’t get flogged 98-0 like Mudgee defeated them a number years ago. To Blayney’s credit, who had 30 players to choose from, they gave the Pythons two of their own. Two of their Under 19s Colts players, who play for Cowra, also turned up and donned a Pythons jersey.
Matt Goswich was playing against his dad, and he was told to give him everything he had. With nothing on the line, the boys were told to have fun, with front row forward Jacob Baker kicking a Peter Staceylike kick, and Todd Wyburn’s attempt at a field goal shaving the paint off the post. But the highlight was “Proud to be a Bowd” and new father, Daniel Bowd’s chip and chase, re-gather, and try scored under the posts. Dan then took the conversion.
The three points for man of the match, and the players’ player award, went to Mitchell White. The two points went to Clayton Maynard and one went to Todd Wyburn and Daniel Bowd. We also gave a point to a young Blayney player, Jake Smith. The Pythons Presentation Night has been set down for the 27th August at 6.30pm at the Canowindra Bowling Club. All members, guests, sponsors and players are invited to attend. Please RSVP by the 20th of August for catering purposes to Canowindra Newsagency. Phone 6344 1618.