The Bingara Polocrosse Club recently played a successful and exciting weekend of polocrosse at Tamworth with Bingara coming runners-up in the C Grade competition. The team consisted of Melissa Hanson, Jess Barnes, Louise Dailey, Glen Hull, Geoff Turton and Jason Creed.
Saturday morning saw Bingara come up against Merriwa in what started as a tough game. Bingara then adapted to the cold weather and was able to beat the chills and Merriwa in a convincing win of 21 points to 8.
That afternoon the competition got tougher when Bingara come up against the Quirindi team. The game stayed close throughout the first two chuckers with only one or two points separating the two teams. In the third chucker between the girls, the tensions were rising but so was the Bingara Club with the gap between the two teams beginning to widen.
The Bingara boys then took to the field and through excellent team work were able to take Bingara to a victory of 11 points to 8 and guaranteeing them with a position in the grand final.
Sunday’s grand final game saw Bingara come up against the Hunter Valley Zone’s club Bunnan. The game started out tough and fiery between the girls with the first chucker ending on an even score. The boys then took to the field and battled it out against some tough competition to take Bingara to the lead by one point. The girls went back on, displaying some great attacking and defending skills with determination to take the win. The opposition was strong however showing they weren’t giving up without a fight and the third chucker ended again on even scores.
The Bingara boys then took to the field to play it out for the win, in what became a very exciting and nail biting game of polocrosse. The Bingara boys kept on the attacking agenda however the Quirindi team were determined not to give up taking the game to extra time for the girls to decide the winner. Extra time saw Bunnan retrieve the ball from the line up and take it down the field for a quick goal and the win at 11 points to 10.
It was exciting weekend for the Bingara Club as, for the first time in twelve years Bingara was able to field a section of sub junior players. The sub junior team consisted of Martin Turton as the one, Cameron Hull as the two and Sam Turton as the three. Competition was tough for the trio however they held excellent team work and individual skills to outsmart their opposition and put points on the board.
In their game against Guyra, team work was displayed with Sam Turton proving himself as a defender by stopping the opposition from scoring through some brilliant racquet skills. Sam then passed the ball to Cameron Hull, who demonstrated talent on the horse by weaving and ducking passed the opposition to take the ball down the field and pass into the racquet of Marty Turton. Marty and his pony then performed an exceptional stop and spin and was able to drive the ball through the goals to add to the points for Bingara.
Bingara’s sub junior boys came runners up in the encouragement section and walked away with a ribbon to remember their weekend.
Last weekend the Bingara Polocrosse Club split with half of the club going to represent Bingara at the Moree Polocrosse Club Carnival whilst the other half went to the Coffs Harbour Polocrosse Club Carnival. It promised to be an exciting weekend for all with tough competition expected at both carnivals.
Bingara Polocrosse Club would also like to remind everyone that they will be holding their annual carnival on 26 and 27 July 2008 at the Bingara showground. Canteen and bar facilities will be operational with dinner and a DJ on the agenda for Saturday night.
It will be a weekend full of exciting polocrosse action and all residents of Bingara are encouraged to come out, have a great social weekend and support their local teams. If anyone would like further details about the club or the carnival please contact Louise Dailey by telephoning 6723 6671.