Alloway Falcons off to a flyer

AN INJECTION of young blood has helped Alloway Falcons get off to a flying start in the rugby Bundaberg All-Safe Spring Cup competition.

Former St Luke's XV young guns Jonathon Dimes, Ryan Marsh and Brandon Cox made an easy transition into senior football on Friday night playing a crucial role in Alloway's 17-12 defeat of Wests Barbarians.

Coach Matt Leighton said the promising trio, all 17, impressed seasoned veterans with a standard of rugby beyond their years.

“They got right in the thick of it and played hard against guys considerably bigger and more experienced than them,” he said.

“They didn't look like teenagers out there, they looked like footballers who had been doing it for a long time.”

Dimes impressed in scrumhalf with some bustling breaks and quick hands.

“He didn't stop running the whole game and helped set up some great plays,” Leighton said.

Flyhalf Mitch Devitt scored the winning try, breaking through the line from 30 metres out to score in the corner.

Leighton said the win had given his team confidence as the season got under way, but said there was still work to do.

“It was a pretty good feeling to get a win straight off the starting blocks, but it's still very early days yet.

“There are some things we're doing well and there's some things we need to improve on so we need to make sure we want don't get ahead of ourselves,” he said.

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