Four from Four.
MAGS fought back after trailing at half time 12 - 10 against Rutherford High School to eventually come away with the victory 24 - 16. Some stern words from the coaching staff at half time saw a turn around in both attitude and performance.
Attitude Gains Strength- (MAGS). The mantra that the team has
adopted this season was definitely put to the test last
night. Whether it was the pressure of "exams" or the upcoming
duel with St Paul's, the team's focus seemed to be elsewhere.
All the statistics were in our favour however the boys were unable to capitalise, fundamental errors were costing the team in both possession and territory. These are all issues we will need to address to come away with the result next week.
Once again, the leadership of captain Emmett Watch, who was unfortunate not to be awarded a try, was called upon. With an outstanding defensive effort from Stephen Atutolu, the boys rallied amongst themselves to withstand a spirited attach from the opposition and come away with the points.
Next week is
set for a top of the table clash with arch-rivals St Paul's
The importance of this fixture has been recognised and currently officials are in the process of possibly moving the game to Mt Smart Stadium (home of the Vodafone Warriors).
Therefore we are calling on all Albertians to get along to either St PAUL'S College or Mt Smart next Wednesday @ 4pm, and unleash the beast and hear the Mighty Lion Roar.