ROUND 1 v CLUNES
We started our 2018 season in the best possible fashion on Saturday with the club winning every game of football for the day. Beautiful weather, a good crowd, plenty of familiar faces and good spirit, what a way to start the year.
The Under 12s started the day with several players helping Clunes out with numbers and having a very good win as well. Skipton 12.12-84 Clunes 2.0-12
The Under 15s also won well, again lending players to the opposition which led to the unlucky Xavier Connell who was filling in for Clunes receiving a knock on the ribs as well as concussion. He went to hospital to be checked over and spent the night. Fortunately Xavier is OK and well on the road to a full recovery. This was another very good win with entertaining football being played. Skipton 25.17 -167 Clunes 0.0-0
The Under 18s played a very exciting brand of fast , run on football, fantastic to watch and especially good considering 2 of the better and bigger players were called up for senior duties. Skipton 9.12-66 Clunes 7.9-51
The reserves were the real surprise packet, after last year when they didn’t ever threaten to win a game , they transformation was astonishing. It shows the strength of our list and importance of having players vying for senior selection. There were a few tears in a few eyes after the good win. Skipton 14.17-101 Clunes 3.6-24
It is only round one but the senior side went as well as could be hoped, hard running creative football was a pleasure to watch. Familiar players returning and improved in their time away, new recruits showing class and existing players blossoming with the opportunity to play in a better side. Skipton 16.14 -110 Clunes 5.6-36