Ah, what could have been

In a show of what could have been, the Coolum Colts under-18s convincingly won the local derby against Nambour 36-2.

At the start of the year Coolum was considered one of the favourites for this year’s title but the structure of the representative season meant that, for most of the first round, up to six players were not available.

This not only affected the team’s performance but also team numbers and on the field the players struggled.

The second round has been better but the team is out of the running for the semi-finals.

Some of the players will not be playing semi-finals football for the first time since they played in under-11 division.

But none of that mattered on Saturday when the Colts defeated Nambour with a display of outstanding attacking football which saw them run in seven great tries.

Colt’s director of senior footbal, Dan Kelly, said forwards Christy Howell, Jordan Vaughan and Blake Snow were particularly impressive.

“They were outstanding today charging into the opposition forwards in both attack and defence and making ground on all occasions,” Kelly said.

Howell only got off a plane from Ireland at 9pm the previous night, to take his place in the team after 40 hours of travel.

Colts 36 (Jesse Shearer, Dave Samson, Jake Seaton, Dan Seaton, Blake Snow, Max Harvey, Jordan Vaughan tries; Jesse Shearer 3, Josh Harley 1goals) defeated

Nambour 24.

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