WOY WOY OVAL
SATURDAY, 7th SEPTEMBER, 2019
Cullum Simpson 2, Josh McGlynn, Michael Jones, Lepani Nabuliwaqa, Jonah Manuao tries;
Damien Montgomery 1 conversion;
Adam Carlisle 1 penalty goal
Matt King, Viliami Muru Teutau, Brett Cunningham tries;
Tyron Davies 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals
The Lakes 30
Chad Goodhand, Zac Christensen, Jack Burden, Ryan Folkard tries;
Alec Herridge 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Joe Taylor, Salipopo Pamata tries;
Aaron Tait 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Avoca Beach 14
Paul Leefe, Justin Staben tries;
Brian Tritton 2 conversions
Kain Barnett 1 penalty goal
Avoca Beach 24
Alex Halls 3, Miles Routledge tries;
Michael Houssenloge 2 conversions
Harry Gray, Mark Beavis, Nick Armstrong tries;
Nick Armstrong 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Avoca Beach 26
Summer Witt, Inge Visser, Renee Staben, Jessie Jensen tries;
Inge Visser 1 conversion;
Sumer Witt 2 conversions
Tamarra Morris 2 tries
The Premier 1 Preliminary Final at Woy Woy Oval saw Gosford secure an upset win over Ourimbah by 35 points to 25. In a match that was played in very blustery conditions, Gosford played some of their best rugby of the season to outlast Ourimbah. Ourimbah had defeated Gosford on both occasions this year so a win to Gosford in this match certainly surprised many people. However Gosford fully deserved their win in this contest. They played some very clever rugby and used the conditions outstandingly all day. The opening stages of the match were quite even. Ourimbah however did get the better of the start of the contest on the scoreboard when their fullback Tyron Davies was able to convert two very good penalty goals. This 6 nil lead was quickly overtaken in the 12th minute when Gosford crossed for their opening try. The conversion of this try saw Gosford take the lead by 7 points to 6. This change in leaders on the scoreboard was the first of five changes over the next 30 minutes. It was proving a very exciting match for the spectators as the lead was see-sawing right through to early in the second half. Ourimbah scored a try in the 18th minute to take the lead by 13 points to 7 before Gosford quickly replied with two late tries in the first half to regain the lead once again. However Ourimbah went to the halftime break leading by 18 points to 17 with their own try just prior to the break. It was proving a very good game of rugby. The standard was good despite the windy conditions. Both teams had some very good players at this stage in the struggle. Best for Ourimbah were prop Cameron Kesby and halfback Josh Holman, while forwards Rob Peden and Jack Sheean were trying everything in attack to get those vital points for their team. For Gosford the centre combination of Josh McGlynn and Lenny van der Velde was outstanding. They made continual inroads into the opposition defence. Five-eight Adam Carlisle was smart with his kicking game while flanker Sean Anlezark was in everything from the start to the finish of the match. Early on in the second half Gosford grabbed the lead with a good team try. They had jumped to a 22 points to 18 lead. This was followed by a further try and this lead of 27 points to 18 looked handy but by no means comfortable. Gosford had scored five tries at this stage but had only converted one due to the very blustery conditions. With 15 minutes to go Ourimbah scored a good try to their prop Brett Cunningham and with the scores Gosford 27 Ourimbah 25 anything was on the cards. It made for a very tense and anxious last 15 minutes for both teams and their supporters. Gosford did kick a penalty goal for a 30 points to 25 lead and very close to fulltime sealed the win with a try in the corner. It was certainly an upset win. Gosford played some very effective rugby and their 6 tries to 3 victory was well deserved. Gosford will continue on and meet Terrigal in the Grand Final next Saturday at Woy Woy Oval.
The Lakes defeated Terrigal in Premier 2 when they won the Preliminary Final by 30 points to 17. The match was very even throughout and it did take both teams quite some time to gain any real ascendancy. It was 8 points to 3 to The Lakes at halftime break with a try and a penalty goal to a single penalty goal so the match was very much up for grabs at that stage. It remained tight well into the second half but as the match went on The Lakes got further away on the scoreboard. The Lakes move into the Grand Final and meet Ourimbah next Saturday.
In what proved a most even and dogged match, Avoca Beach won the President’s Cup Preliminary Final, defeating Terrigal by 14 points to 3. It was a hard fought clash throughout. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by the narrow margin of 7 points to 3. Avoca Beach scored a converted try in each half while Terrigal during the match were unable to cross the line for a try. Avoca Beach go into the Grand Final and will meet Ourimbah next Saturday.
In a display a great Finals rugby, Avoca Beach defeated Terrigal in the Under 19 Preliminary Final by 24 points to 22. It was an exciting match from start to finish and the skill level displayed by both teams was excellent. However Terrigal were proving the stronger team and by halftime had jumped to a 19 points to 7 lead. However Avoca Beach were not to be denied and came back to level the scores at 19 points apiece close to fulltime. Avoca Beach scored a try right on the final whistle to move into the Grand Final next Saturday and meet Minor Premiers Kariong in the big one.
The Women’s 7’s Preliminary Final saw Avoca Beach run out victors over Woy Woy by 26 points to 10. The first half was a very even struggle with Avoca Beach only going to the halftime break leading by 7 points to 5. However the second half saw Avoca Beach pile on 19 further points to score a comfortable victory. Avoca Beach meets Terrigal in the Grand Final next Saturday in what should be an enthralling match.
GRAND FINAL next week
Woy Woy Oval 14th September
9.55 am Under 19’s Kariong v. Avoca Beach
11.20 am President’s Cup Ourimbah v. Avoca Beach
12.50 pm Premier 2 Ourimbah v. The Lakes
2.30 pm Women’s 7’s Terrigal v. Avoca Beach
3.00 pm Premier 1 Terrigal v. Gosford