Horsham Panthers draw on their first home game of the season | Photos

CRUSHING: Eddie Nsanzimana tackles a Warrnambool player with the help of his teammates on Saturday. Picture: SARAH VOISEY
CRUSHING: Eddie Nsanzimana tackles a Warrnambool player with the help of his teammates on Saturday. Picture: SARAH VOISEY

HORSHAM Panthers recorded their first point in the Limestone Coast Rugby League against Warrnambool on Saturday. 

It was the Panthers’ first home game of the season and they drew with the Warrnambool Raiders 26-all. 

The teams home ground is at the Horsham Racecourse. 

Coach Rob Gascoyne said his team was leading halfway through the final quarter.

“We were also down to 10 men because we had Evett Taylor Hansson sent off,” he said. 

“There was great pressure on both ends. The backs played well and really stood up.” 

Gascoyne said his team still has a couple of things it needs to work on. 

“Jason Bird, Connor Chase and Jayden Gascoyne played well,” he said. 

“Mykelti Norton scored two tries for us. Jayden was named the best on ground for his hard hits.” 

Gascoyne said the Panthers first home game of the season was well received by officials, players, coaches and spectators. 

“We had a few people there, it was a successful day and the committee were very happy,” he said. 

“Everything was sold out at the kiosk.” 

The Panthers will take on the Blue Lake Knights in round three of the competition in Mount Gambier at the Apollo Soccer Grounds at 3pm on October 21.