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Division 1 Remains Undefeated

As the mercury in Sydney rose, so too did the heat on the field at Neptune Park as your UTS Gators Women and Division One teams took to the field.  The Women Gators kicked off the action against the reigning champion UNSW Raiders.  The Gators got off to a great start, leading at halftime, 14-6.  Fighting hard to the final whistle, they just weren’t quite able to come away with the win, eventually going down 14-20 in a nail-biter. Your Gator women will look to avenge their loss in three weeks as they once again face the Raiders at David Phillips Field on October 14th at 2:00pm.

Kicking off under the lights, your UTS Gators Division One team faced a Central Coast Sharks team that has upset them in each of their meetings in the past two seasons.  This year’s Gators are healthier and hungrier than ever and raced off to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter.  Some of the spark faded from the offense, however, and 2 critical mistakes let the Sharks back in the game in the 3rd quarter putting the score at 15-14 heading into the 4th quarter.  A continued monster effort on defense kept the Sharks at bay and a renewed running game put the Gators back in the endzone once more to seal the victory and preserve the unbeaten season.

There will be no games this coming weekend, as Gridiron NSW celebrates the Labour Day long weekend.  Your UTS Gator Colts and Division 1 will be back in action on October 7th for another round of home games at Neptune Park, Revesby.  Be sure to come down and cheer your Gators on to victory!

October 7th, 2017 Opponent Kick-off Location
Colts Gators Central West Giants 11:00am Neptune Park, Revesby
Division 1 Gators Newcastle Kings 6:00pm Neptune Park, Revesby

Gators Open Season Unbeaten

Your UTS Gators traveled south to Corrimal (Wollongong) for their season openers this past Saturday and all three teams came to play! Getting the day off to a good start, the Gator Colts faced off against the defending GNSW Colts champion Sutherland Seahawks. With a very gutsy effort, your boys walked away with a 28-28 tie against a very physical team.

Following the Gator Colts lead, our Women Gators came out firing and racked up a 22-14 win against the newly formed North Sydney Rebels Women’s team. The Gator Women fought to the very end to secure the first UTS victory of 2017.

To finalize the day, the Division One Gators faced a young determined foe in the Sutherland Seahawks. Youth and vigor was no match for the experience and strength of your UTS Gators Men as they came home victors 20-16.

Join us next Saturday at Neptune Park, Revesby, for our home opener as all three teams will be in action against the North Sydney Rebels. The Women Gators will kick off the excitement at 12:00 noon in a rematch of their season opener. Next, the Gator Colts will take to the gridiron at 2:00pm and the culmination of our home opener series will see the Gator Men take the field at 4:00pm.

Colts are Kookaburra Bowl Bound!

Following a gutsy performance, the UTS Gators Colts team has knocked off #2 ranked West Sydney Pirates to advance to the Kookaburra Bowl!  With a very strong defensive effort, the Gators held the Pirates scoreless in the 2nd half to maintain their 12 – 8 half-time lead and secure the victory. This Saturday, the Gators will face the reigning Kookaburra Bowl Champion, Sutherland Seahawks at Leichhardt Oval.  Kickoff is at 11:00 am.

These boys have fought extremely hard this season to reach this spot. Be sure to come out and cheer them on to victory and the Gridiron NSW Championship for 2016!

Gators Advance to Semi Finals

In a spectacular performance, the UTS Colts Gators have secured a place in the 2016 Gridiron NSW Semi Final after demolishing the Wollongong Brumbies at Lidcombe Oval last Saturday 40 – 0.  Despite several starters getting limited playing  time due to Flu-like symptoms, your UTS Gators had no problem running over, around and through the Brumbies.  The offense was virtually unstoppable as it chewed up yardage both on the ground and through the air, putting together long drive after long drive.  Not to be outdone, the defense was stingy, not giving up a single point and scoring some of their own.  To round out the outstanding team effort, special teams also put in, limiting Wollongong to short returns and even recovering 2 on-sides kicks in the first half.

Next week, your Gators continue their drive to the 2016 Kookaburra Bowl as they face #2 ranked West Sydney Pirates at Neptune Park, Revesby.  Kickoff is at 4:00 pm. Be sure to come out and show your support for our boys!

Gator Colts Continue Winning Ways

This Saturday saw your UTS Gators host the UNSW Raiders at our home field, Neptune Park, Revesby.  The women got the action started in a very hard-hitting game. Our women fought their hearts out to the final whistle but just couldn’t withstand the Raiders charge, falling 30 – 0.

Our Colts were up next. Facing a very strong Raider running game, the Gator Defense was up to the challenge keeping their opponents contained for most of the game. The Gators were able to move the ball on the ground and in the air and a late game interception by Blake King set up the winning score for the Gators to remain undefeated.

Finishing off the day, the depleted Division 1 Gators faced the Raiders en mass. Boasting a much larger and healthier squad, the Raiders were able to outlast The Gators with several late game scores being the difference in an otherwise very even match.  As with the Gator Women’s result, the final score of 26 – 8 does not accurately show the heart and determination your Gators squad displayed.

Next Saturday, October 1st, the Gators Colts and Division 1 travel up to Creek Reserve, near Newcastle, to face the Central Coast Sharks. The Colts get started at 11:00 am while Division 1 is set for a 3:00 pm kickoff.  Make a weekend of it and come on out to cheer your UTS Gators on to VICTORY!