West Maitland juniors host Cessnock Goannas | Photos

The big day has finally arrived for the Goannas under 6s. 

Their first game of footy and to say they were excited was an understatement.

After a few hiccups such as the opposition running the wrong way to score a try, the youngsters hit their stride and were tackling, side-stepping and kicking with the best of them.

Fairfax Media caught up with the action at McKeachies Oval on Saturday morning as West Maitland hosted Cessnock in the under 6s.

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