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Bishop Druitt joins competition leaders



COFFS Harbour High are no longer outright leaders in the Schoolboy tens competition, sharing top spot with Bishop Druitt.

Dorrigo High and John Paul College are both in close pursuit.

Jetty was not the controlled attacking unit we had witnessed in previous weeks last Friday night.

Pu under pressure from JPC, they lost their composure and attempted to over power the opposition physically and as a result discarded their main attacking weapon ? their fleet footed backs.

JPC produced their best football of the year and although they struggled to contain the Jetty side in the first half, they stuck to their game plan and had a 15-13 victory.

Hugh Amos (Jetty) demonstrated what the side's backline is capable of doing when he wrong footed the opposition with an in and away and sliced through to score.

Others to play well for Jetty were Daniel Benz and Jarrod Gilchrist.

JPC maintained top form in their second game with a close win over the strong Dorrigo side in what was regarded as the best game of the night.

Dorrigo played well defeating Toormina in their first game but could not hold the well-organised JPC.

Best for Dorrigo were AJ Gilbert, Leroy Devine and Rhys Starr.

Players to stand out for JPC over the two games were Jay Ellington, Craeg Pow and Jason Myers.

Bishop Druitt were the other side to win their two games, allowing them to join Jetty at the top of the table.

They had comfortable wins over Woolgoolga and Toormina and continued to play as they have done throughout the year with great control, go forward and continuity.

They were best served by Duncan Chubb, Luke Strother, Tom Day and Chris Rowland.

Toormina have a side with great potential.

They are great defenders and work hard for the entire game but unfortunately have poor ball control, turning the ball over regularly in the tackle.

If they fix this problem they could trouble any team in the competition.

Coffs Harbour Senior College registered their first win of the competition on Friday with a 15-0 win over Orara and will trouble the top teams in the competition in the run-down to the semi-finals.

Woolgoolga and Orara had an exciting 12-all draw in the last game of the night.

Woolgoolga have a very young side and have found it difficult to contain the much larger and older teams but at no stage have they surrendered to the opposition.

Orara have struggled for numbers but have improved with every game. They maintain pressure for long periods throughout the game but have found it difficult to finish off these phases with five-pointers. Shaun Raynor has tried hard to make the Orara side competitive ? DES HOY.