Leeton Greens record win over Darlington Point-Coleambally

GREENS TAKE DOWN: Coach Brent Pike crosses the line in a recent match at No. 1 Oval. Leeton were able to keep their finals dream alive when they defeated the Roosters on Sunday. Photo: Talia Pattison

GREENS TAKE DOWN: Coach Brent Pike crosses the line in a recent match at No. 1 Oval. Leeton were able to keep their finals dream alive when they defeated the Roosters on Sunday. Photo: Talia Pattison

Darlington Point-Coleambally has offered a glimmer of hope to the Leeton Greens after suffering a surprise loss in Group 20 action last Sunday. 

The Greens needed an unlikely victory at Coleambally to keep their hopes of playing final alive, and got over the line with an exciting 34-28 win.

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While the high-scoring match had plenty of highlights, but it was a Roosters tackle on Green Dan Patu sticking in the minds of supporters after the clash.

Leeton coach Brent Pike said Patu was playing well before being injured in a nasty tackle. 

“It was a high tackle and he come off with three of his teeth pushed right back,” Pike said. 

“He was having a great game up to then. 

Pike gave credit to the Roosters following the match, but was pleased his team was able to put in the effort and get the results. 

“I don’t think they were shell-shocked or surprised by us,” he said.

“From our end it was probably the first time all season we’ve played a full 80 minutes of footy, so that was a big part of it. 

“It was a very fast and physical game. 

“There were some big hits, but it was just a good game of footy. 

“Even spectators from both sides were saying how good the match was for them to watch.

“We seem to go well against them over there, especially in recent years.”

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