SATURDAY, 30th June, 2018
PREMIER 1 (bonus points in brackets)
Owen Turner, Josefa Biu, Tom Sheean tries;
Jarrod Grange 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 17 (1)
James McCombie, Paula Sautu, Eddie Vuniiwawa tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion
Kariong 28 (1)
Henry Ahovelo 2, Justin Walker, Blake Silvester tries;
Scott Hanley 4 conversions
Avoca Beach 14
Dylan Cadogan try;
Dylan Cadogan 3 penalty goals
Woy Woy 30 (1)
Sunita Fihaki 2, Fokolulu Taumalolo, Alifeleti Atiola, Alex Moore tries;
Alex Moore 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
Cameron McNamara 2, Mitchell Johnson tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion
Gosford 33 (1)
Adam Carlisle, Mitch Cornwell, Jed Palmer, Josh McGlynn, Jackson Steinbeck tries;
Michael Jones 2 conversions;
Adam Carlisle 1 conversion;
Jed Palmer 1 conversion
Hornsby 26 (2)
Tim Graham-Robinson 2, Toby Forde, Ben Ui tries;
Sam White 3 conversions
PREMIER 2 (bonus points in brackets)
Ourimbah 19 The Lakes 17 (1)
Avoca Beach 33 (1) Kariong 15
Woy Woy 52 (1) Warnervale 5
Gosford 45 (1) Hornsby 0
PRESIDENTS CUP (bonus points in brackets)
The Lakes 10 Ourimbah 9 (1)
The Entrance 8 Terrigal 7 (1)
COLTS (bonus points in brackets)
Woy Woy 31 (1) Warnervale 19
Avoca Beach 52 (1) Ourimbah 21
WOMEN (bonus points in brackets)
Woy Woy 22 (1) Warnervale 0
Woy Woy 24 (1) Warnervale 5
Terrigal 20 (1) Hornsby 0
Terrigal 20 (1) Hornsby 0
Avoca Beach 22 (1) Ourimbah 12
Avoca Beach 31 (1) Ourimbah 12
Round 11 in Central Coast Rugby Union continued yesterday with some outstanding games of rugby.
The Match of the Day at Woongarrah Oval saw one of the best and most exciting games of rugby this season. Ourimbah were able to hang on for victory against a gallant The Lakes side, running out winners by 22 points to 17. There was very little in this match from start to finish and the result was not secured until the very final whistle. The first half was an arm wrestle with both teams having their chances of taking control of the match. Ourimbah went to the halftime break leading by only 12 points to 5 and it was obvious at that stage that the match would go right down to the wire. Ourimbah did grab a handy lead early in the second half however. Ourimbah led by 19 points to 10, then by 22 points to 10 and at the midway point of the second stanza things were looking good for them. However The Lakes were not to be denied. The Lakes did finish the stronger. They scored a converted try, and then finished the match on the attack and close to scoring. However excellent Ourimbah defence kept The Lakes from scoring. It was nail biting rugby. Ourimbah were able to hold the score at 22 points to 17 at the fulltime whistle, and this win maintained their position at the top of the competition ladder. Best players for Ourimbah were flanker Craig Thomas, props Will Fraser and Jordan Clark, while five-eight Jonte Witt played well. The Lakes showed they will be a force in the competition this year. They were best served by wingers Dylan Galvin and Eddie Vuniiwawa, and inside centre Paula Sauta. Both teams will take a huge amount from this match, and both teams showed they should feature strongly in the end of year matches.
Kariong continued their strong mid-season run with a good win over Avoca Beach by 28 points to 14 at Kariong Oval. The first half was an even battle on the field and on the scoreboard. The gusty wind was making things a little difficult but both teams really did have chances of scoring several tries in the first 40 minutes. However both teams were a little guilty of dropped ball at vital stages. It was an intense struggle with some very heavy defence. The two teams went to the halftime break locked at 14 points apiece, and the match was certainly up for grabs. Kariong took the lead early in the second half with a converted try and this lead of 21 points to 14 remained the status quo for much of the remainder of the match. Avoca Beach attacked incessantly for long periods in the second half but just could not break through. Strong Kariong defence kept them out. In fact, Avoca Beach probably did more of the attacking in the second period but errors at vital stages and committed Kariong defence kept them scoreless in the final 40 minutes. Kariong sealed the win in the final minutes when winger Henry Ahovelo raced away to post his second try in the match. Best players for Kariong were hooker Justin Walker, No.8 Blake Silvester, and winger Henry Ahovelo. Avoca Beach were best served by fullback Shaun Townsend, flanker Liam Donsworth and five-eight Dylan Cadogan, who posted all of the visitor’s points. Both these teams are now just out of the Top Four but are so close - it all makes for a few very interesting weeks coming up.
Woy Woy came from behind to defeat Warnervale by 30 points to 17 at Woy Woy Oval. Warnervale had the better of the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 5. The visitors had played well in the first half and they deserved their lead. Cameron McNamara was strong for them and he was able to cross for two personal tries. The 3 tries scored by Warnervale in the first half appeared to suggest that they were more than likely to go on and get the win, but things certainly changed after the halftime break. Woy Woy came out a different team and started to play some impressive rugby. In fact in the final 40 minutes, Woy Woy was able to score 25 unanswered points, a huge change from the first half where Warnervale did dominate. Best players for Woy Woy in their second half resurgence were inside centre Sunita Fihaki, who scored 2 tries, his centre partner Wade Hannell, and five-eight Fokolulu Taumalolo. The Woy Woy backline certainly clicked into gear in the second half. Best for Warnervale were forward Cameron McNamara, halfback Brenton Acreman and back Mitch Johnson.
Gosford secured their first win in quite awhile when they defeated Hornsby by 33 points to 26 at Mark Taylor Oval. The match was a tight affair throughout with neither team able to make the complete break on the other on the scoreboard. Gosford did score 5 tries to 4 and that fact alone displays the closeness and intensity of the match. The two teams were locked at 12 points a piece at the halftime break and the second half continued in much the same vein. However Gosford were able to hang on to grab the win. Best players for Gosford were backs Josh McGlynn and Adam Carlisle, while forwards Ben Eccles and Mitch Cornwell were always in the midst of the action. Hornsby were best served by forwards Angus MacQueen and Toby Forde.
The Entrance secured a vital win in President’s Cup when they defeated Terrigal by 8 points to 7 at Joseph Banks Oval on Friday night. There was absolutely nothing in this match and both sides felt victory was very possible for the entire match. The win sees The Entrance sneak into fourth position on the competition ladder in what is proving a closely fought competition.
The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday witnessed some exciting results and some very good rugby. Woy Woy continued their winning ways while Terrigal and Avoca Beach both secured vital wins in their respective matches.