Knights too strong on home turf

By Benalla Ensign

The Benalla Wolfpack suffered another loss on the weekend, going down 24-16 to the Wangaratta Knights in a well-contested match at Targoora Park, Wangaratta.

Benalla was first to put a score on the board, however, multiple handling errors from the Wolfpack gave the Knights ample opportunities to score throughout the half and the home team were quick to capitalise on all opportunities.

An unfortunate fumbling of the ball over the try line also cost the Wolfpack a hard-fought try late in the first half.

The well-organised Knights were able to keep the Wolfpack scoreless for the remainder of the first half, with the home team going into the half-time break with a comfortable lead, 16-6.

The Wolfpack came out firing in the second half, clawing their way back to even the score, 16-16, with notable runs from Vaai Vaai and Augistine Alu, with Alu crossing the try line carrying several Knights’ defenders with him.

Hooker and captain George Chomley was named the Wolfpack’s best for his solid performance throughout the game, appearing to have a hand in almost every play.

Despite their best efforts, the Wolfpack was unable to break the Knights’ lead, going down 24-16 at the final siren.

The Wolfpack has a bye this weekend, giving them ample time to prepare to take on the Wodonga Storm at Churchill Reserve, Benalla, on May 26.