Penshurst RSL has won the under 19s Grand Final in the South Sydney competition for 2006, defeating Mascot Juniors 16-14. The victory was the climax of a very successful season for our young ambassadors, who were fortunate enough to be accepted by Souths into their u19s comp this year. They were also the Minor Premiers.
The Grand Final was played in very wet conditions at Redfern Oval last Sunday, 10th September (in what we are told was the last day of footy before the old Redfern is bulldozed). At times the rain was torrential. In a tough, tense battle, our boys fought back from an early 0-6 deficit to square the ledger shortly before the break at 6-6. In the second stanza, the boys from Penshurst RSL were the more enterprising, scoring 2 terrific wet weather tries that featured impressive ball movement, to skip away to a 16-8 lead. Mascot came back with a try and, as the fulltime bell rang, were pressing our line, trying for a last gasp victory. The desperate Green and Gold defensive line held for a stirring victory.
Congratulations to the under 19s who, along with our under 10 Greens, have claimed premierships for the Green and Gold and done so with pride, good team footy and good sportsmanship. Well done to both teams !!