The Kandos ladies picked up their second win of the 2017 New Era MidWest Cup at Waratah Park on Saturday, while the men were downed by the defending premiers in their first match of the season.
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Kandos were in full control of the League Tag against Villages, winning 18-12 in a good open match.
In the men’s game the home side was unable to match that of last year’s premiers Villages United.
The first half gave Kandos the hope of matching Villages with powerful and straight running but as fitness petered out the Bathurst side took advantage of the Waratahs’ crumbling defence to almost score at will in the second.
Villages’ skipper Jarrod Gafa was not unhappy with his side’s display and sent a warning message to other clubs that they still had a number of aspects of their early-season form to fine tune and regarded their re-building of a premiership team as a work in progress.
Kandos skipper Nathan Annetts showed uncharacteristic on-field frustration at some of the referee’s decisions on the back of a number of penalties against his side.
Calm after the game, Annetts was circumspect and pointed out to his players that they were the masters of their destiny and they had to work harder to achieve favourable results.
There are no games on the weekend of May 6 due to the City-Country representative game, but the premiership will re-commence on the following Saturday.
Kandos Waratahs will host Lithgow Bears with both clubs looking for their first win.
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