Huge day as Spuds take on old enemy
Guyra hosted a huge day of football on Saturday and topped it off with a win in the A grade clash with old rivals Armidale.
Both junior and senior league clubs took on the old enemy at a soggy New Red Hill with 10 games played in total.
The under 15s were given the chance to play as the main curtain raiser to the men’s game and put on a dominant display that seemed to inspire the senior Spuds.
Taylor Brennan and James Deaves scored the opening tries in the men’s game, both from kicks, and after an Armidale penalty goal the third Guyra try came from Dylan Sutton.
The Rams hit back before halftime to leave the score at 16-8 at the break.
In the second half the Spuds finally started to overpower the visitors and tries to Corey Torrens, Jack Armatage, Beau Orchard and Bryce Johnson forged a 36-8 lead.
The icing on the cake was a late try to skipper Tommy Cleaver and Guyra had a 40-8 win.
Orchard was outstanding and won all of the awards and points on offer, while Johnson, Bailey Wilson, Cleaver, Kyle Mongta and Armatage were also strong.
The Spudettes didn’t go on with their great start, falling 36-4.
Most of the first half was an even contest with Rhylee Adams scoring for Guyra and keeping Armidale on its toes.
A try with 10 seconds on the clock gave the Rams a 10-4 lead and they went on with it in the second half.
Sharnie Cullen had a huge game for the Spudettes, as did Adams, while Taylor Waters, Ash Richardson and Pheobie Kennedy also put in a big effort.
The club also used the day to acknowledge club president and leaguetag captain Britt Youman in her 131st game in Group 19 , the most games played by a leaguetag player.
This Saturday the Spuds make the long journey to Moree.