Dee Why Lions
Sep 07 2020

On a beautiful Saturday morning on a Melwood Oval pitch better suited to the mudlarks at Royal Randwick, Dee Why Lions U/9 Reds powerhouse Darcy McAllen has run through Manly Roos like the ghost of Willie O.

“He seemed to enjoy the soft going,” Lions manager John Hennessy said.

“There was a fair bit of rain on the Friday and the game reminded me of two-year-olds at the races battling the heavy going.

“Not Darcy, though – he revelled in it.”

Darcy McAllan pursued by everybody.

Two tries, countless runs, McAllan was a “rampaging powerhouse” according to Hennessy who said McAllan was "undisputed man-of-the-match".

Elsewhere for the Lions Lincoln Gotham tackled, tackled and tackled again, and did so until the final whistle.

Lincoln Gotham breaks free.

Oscar Adams showed a never say die attitude and dug deep to run some great runs with ball in hand, while Charlie Price had an outstanding all-round game.

And then there was “the wonder kid” - Max Harrison.

“Max has overcome tremendous challenges and was inspirational to team-mates,” Hennessy said.

“He’s quickly become one of our secret weapons.”

Max Harrison in pursuit of a runaway Roo.

Hennessy said the Lions will take plenty from the match even though they were beaten.

“You should never let a defeat have the last word,” Hennessy said.

“Although we were out-classed by a very good Manly side ,the boys played their hearts out and never gave up.

Aidan Turner in space.

“Plenty to work on at this week’s training session.

“Only a few games left till the end of the season to put all those well-trained drills into practice.”

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At Dee Why Lions we enjoy our rugby, and we want you to enjoy it too! Whether you are playing, spectating, visiting, officiating or helping out in some other way, we want you to enjoy your time with us. With emphasis on participation, team spirit, fair play and fun we field teams – and always welcome new players – across all age bands; oldies, seniors, juniors and minis. Established in 1960, we have developed into a diverse, inclusive and community-centric sports club with members from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. We are justifiably proud of the reputation that we have earned by supporting the development of female players in our younger age groups, and plan to further extend this into our older age groups as we continue to evolve.
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