IT’S often said attack wins fans and defence earns premierships.
If the form of Orange CYMS’ under 14s is anything to go by, they’ll have plenty of support and they’re all but a given to take home their Group 10 junior league grand final today in Lithgow.
CYMS have been the best side in the under 14s this season, scoring 494 points - 100 more than today’s opposition Bathurst Panthers - in 12 games while conceding just 55 points in the same period.
That’s an impressive average of just 4.5 points per game.
Led by coaches Riley Law and Sam Hill, the junior green and golds will today tackle Panthers, a side that pushed CYMS hard in the major semi-final but eventually missed out in a 20-18 loss.
Admitting to the clash against the Bathurst club two weeks ago as being a “scare”, Law believes his CYMS team will be ready in the decider.
“We got a bit of a scare in the major semi, I think discipline and confidence are two big things in footy and if we can get them right on the day we should come away with it,” Law said at training on Wednesday night.
He said working with a “great group of kids” made the year enjoyable.
“They’re always dedicated to training. They’re keen to learn too, a lot of the boys do extras and what not and, at 14, that’s what you want. I lot of them will kick on with their footy,” he said.
Today’s under 14s grand final begins at 1.05pm.