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The Greta-Branxton Colts have admitted they’ll be looking to set themselves a new goal this season after needing only two matches to notch their maiden win in the second round of the Newcastle and Hunter Community Rugby League competition.

The Colts, who had originally formed a squad to play last season only to reluctantly withdraw due to previous work commitments, scored an 18-10 win over the Hamilton Ducks. The result helped ease the disappointment of their 20-0 loss to Maitland United in the opening round.

Coach Alex Kowalski praised his players before revealing that the Colts only had a handful of players with any Rugby League experience.

“I was extremely happy with the girls’ effort,” Kowalski told the Hunter Valley News.

“They deserved it.

“We’ve only got three or four girls who have played before so this is a great result in just their second-ever match.

“Our main goal at the start of the year was to win a game. We’ll have to set a new one now.”

The Colts took a 10-6 lead into halftime on the back of a stunning 95-metre kick return from Beth Jordan while Terri Van Wyk scored two tries including the match-winner where she scampered through a hole.

“While we’re thrilled with the victory, we’re not getting ahead of ourselves,” Kowalski said.

“This season will be a learning curve for the girls, even though they’ve been jumping out of their skins to get on the field.”

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