SOLID IMPACT: Toby Guines runs the ball up with support from Josh Boyd for the Gladstone Goats U17 side against Frenchville.
SOLID IMPACT: Toby Guines runs the ball up with support from Josh Boyd for the Gladstone Goats U17 side against Frenchville. Mike Richards

Goats and Frenchville put on a good show

JOSH Boyd's constant line breaks against Frenchville Rugby Union's Under-17 side were unable to produce a win on Saturday night, the side falling short 7-3.

The low-scoring affair was dominated by defensive hits, top tackling and well organised set plays, other than Boyd's constant attacking flair.

But the forward was unable to get points on the board for the Gladstone Goats, who only gave up points with 10 minutes to go and were not able to get the try back.

Boyd and his team were not upset with the loss though, enjoying the tight match and just getting time on the pitch.

"I reckon it was good, because it is not a full union team," he said.

"I was running on adrenaline, I was just thinking run."

Boyd led the team along with captain Justus Paitai, who have both played more rugby union than most of their team mates.

But the captain was impressed with the effort his side put in and thinks they can improve even more in the future.

"It was a good game, the boys held on the pressure and we kept persisting," he said.

"The boys are still learning how to play."

On top of the effort put in by the Goats, Paitai was happy to play in Gladstone.

The only match they will play in Gladstone at Meteors Sport Park all season, Paitai was glad to put on a good show for the healthy crowd.

He was not worried about winning, because the Frenchville side and the Goats put on such a good show.



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