The Redbacks are confident of getting back into the top tier of the National Fields Days Rugby competition despite their heavy loss to Yeoval on Saturday 34-0.
Wellington were “disappointing”, according to coach Chris George after home side
Yeoval began with some strong forwards aggression and the Redbacks looked shellshocked.
“We just didn’t turn up to play,” Fullback and club president David Grant said.
Yeoval, who were last year’s minor premiers, used similar tactics on the highly favoured Mudgee in last year’s grand final and, even without some of their big names from 2011, they hustled from the opening whistle and, by the break had a 10-nil lead.
“Even with that slender margin there was hope we could come back into the match but there was nothing there,” Grant said.
Things don’t get a lot brighter in the competition when Wellington will next be on their home ground against an in form Trangie.
The loss puts the Redbacks into third place on the ladder behind Trangie and Coonabaraban.
Meanwhile the Wellington All Age soccer team has raced into second spot on the ladder in the Dubbo competition after another good win on Sunday.
The Wellington top grade side thrashed East Dubbo United 5-2 to put them in clear second place.