On Saturday the Pythons travelled to Molong to take on the Magpies.
It’s getting to that time of year where points are becoming vital, more so for Molong to secure a spot in the top 5.
The Molong boys soon showed that they where desperate for points with a full bench of players on board.
Though the Pythons have a few injuries, we were able to still pick a strong squad for the game.
The Pythons dominated play in the opening half of football with plenty of possession in Molong’s half.
With Molong on the wrong side of the ref’s whistle, Aarron Woolley was able to slot four first-half penalty goals, though the Molong boys were able to hold their line and not let in any tries.
This left the half time score at 12-0.
In the second stanza, the ref’s whistle seemed to be all against the Pythons for silly mistakes.
This gave the Molong boys a piggy back ride down to the Python’s try line and, from a maul, the Magpies scored the opening try of the match which was converted to bring the score back to 12-7.
The Pythons switched back on and hit back straight away through a backs move which saw Mitch Collins dive over in the corner to leave a hard conversion for Aarron.
His radar was working perfectly, though, as he slotted the conversion and extended the Python’s lead to 19-7.
The next 15 minutes was again controlled by the Pythons.
However, with our line outs not working well, any field position we earned was soon lost to poor control in the set plays.
With 10 minutes to go, tempers started to flare and a dust-up erupted which saw Dan Muldoon and a Molong player shown the yellow card.
Not long after, Aarron was yellow-carded for a late tackle and the five-eighth/centre pairing were both in the bin for the rest of the game.
Molong took full advantage of this and scored another try and converted to leave the score at 19-14 at full time.
Points for the day went to Todd Wyburn who got 3 and players player; Aarron got 2 and the two props, Dude Williams and Paddy Hayes, got 1 each.
This weekend the boys travel to Grenfell to take on a team that seems to have restocked their numbers and are going to be a real threat at their home ground.
Also this Saturday night is the fitness ball so it should be a cracker of a weekend.