SATURDAY, 22nd July, 2017
PREMIER 1 (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal 33 (1)
Sekope Maea 3, Dan Sargeant 2 tries;
Adam Danckert 4 conversions
Avoca Beach 12
Blake Jacob, Josh Parish tries;
Connor Kondrat 1 conversion
Woy Woy 37 (1)
Damien Fleming 2, Chris Hitch, Fokolulu Taumololo, Corey Fleming, Nick Garnett tries;
Fokolulu Taumololo 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Gosford 29 (1)
Adam Howe, Chris Heap, Jackson Steinbeck, Brenton Wagner, Adam Carlisle tries;
Damien Montgomery 2 conversions
Warnervale 57 (1)
Kevin McNamara 2, Scott Fitzpatrick 2, Jack Hogan 2, Cameron McNamara, Josh Holman, Atunasia Turageveci tries;
Cameron McNamara 6 conversions
The Lakes 19
Harry Pirini, Semisi Saitadra tries, Penalty Try;
Corey Douglas 2 conversions
Ourimbah 48 (1)
Josefa Biu 2, Matt King, Oliver Dark, Owen Turner, Caleb Pritchard, Brenton Law, Rob Richardson tries;
Ryan Fenning 3 conversions;
Jarrod Grange 1 conversion
John O’Donnell, Harry Fox, Alex Felsman tries;
Sam White 3 conversions
PREMIER 2 (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal 21 Avoca Beach 17 (1)
Gosford 24 Woy Woy 10
Warnervale 24 (1) The Lakes 14
Ourimbah 70 (1) Hornsby 0
PRESIDENTS CUP (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal 19 Avoca Beach 10
Gosford 47 (1) Woy Woy 5
The Lakes 23 (1) Warnervale 7
Ourimbah 82 (1) Hornsby 0
The Entrance 67 (1) Kariong 0
COLTS (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal 23 Avoca Beach 7
Kariong 40 (1) Woy Woy 26 (1)
Round 14 in Central Coast Rugby Union saw some hard fought matches, with quite a few high scoring efforts by several clubs.
The Match of the Day saw Terrigal continue on their winning ways when they defeated Avoca Beach by 33 points to 12 at Heazlett Park. Terrigal were always in charge in this seaside derby and were always looking the likely match winner. They controlled much of the play in the first half and were able to go to the halftime break leading by 14 points to 7. Both teams were still very much in the match at that stage but it was Terrigal who were looking that little bit more like the victor. Terrigal were playing very consistent rugby and they were reaping the rewards on the scoreboard. Terrigal had several very good players. Their halfback Sekope Maea was outstanding and was controlling most aspects of play from the set piece and from the breakdown. He was able to cross for three personal tries in what proved a ‘Man of the Match’ performance. He was ably supported by lock Alex Brewin and hooker Ethan McInnes. Terrigal continued their strong play into the second half and they controlled the scoreboard for much of the second period. They were able to increase their lead to 33 points to 7 with time running out. They scored 19 points to nil during the opening stages of the second half and this was enough to secure the win. Avoca Beach kept trying to bridge the gap but to no avail. They were able to cross for a late try but it was all too late. Best players for Avoca Beach were prop Jake McPhie, lock Emile Thomas and centre Matt Anderson. As a result of the win, Terrigal continue on their winning way while the loss by Avoca Beach will see them very hard pressed to make the Finals this year.
Woy Woy were able to hang on to defeat Gosford at Gosford Rugby Field by 37 points to 29. It was definitely a match in two halves, with Woy Woy dominating the first half while Gosford hit back with a very strong comeback in the second stanza. Woy Woy got away to a great start and led by 10 points to nil in the very early stages of the match. Gosford did hit back with a try to make the score 10-5, but for the reminder of the first half it was all Woy Woy. They were able to score consistently and by the halftime break Woy Woy had jumped to a comfortable 29 points to 5 lead. It all seemed to be going very well for Woy Woy. They went even further ahead early in the second half when they posted their sixth try to lead by 34 points to 5. Best players for Woy Woy were forward Kane Burns, centre Fokolulu Taumololo, Corey Fleming and Nick Garnett. It was at that stage, about midway through the second half, that the momentum in the match changed. Gosford started to play some concerted rugby and were able to cross for several tries to greatly reduce the gap on the scoreboard. They were spreading the ball wide and were making several inroads into the Woy Woy defence. Best for Gosford were replacement five-eighth Adam Carlisle, centre Josh McGlynn, lock Luke Brown, and winger Adam Howe. Gosford got to within 5 points of Woy Woy when the score was 34 to 29, and the match was certainly up for grabs at that stage. However a late relieving penalty goal to Woy Woy saw them home. It was a meritorious victory for the visitors in what proved an exciting match to watch. The win sees Woy Woy cement a Top Four position while Gosford have yet another close loss.
Warnervale kept their Finals hopes alive with a good win over The Lakes, running out winners by 57 points to 19 at Woongarrah Oval. The first half was a reasonably even battle, although Warnervale did go to the halftime break leading by 21 points to 12. However the second half saw the home team pile on a further 36 points to 7 and fully deserved their victory. The bonus point win sees Warnervale jump into fifth spot on the ladder and will be aiming for a Finals spot in their remaining 4 matches this season. Best players for Warnervale were NSW Country forward Kevin McNamara, halfback Josh Holman, and Scott Fitzpatrick, who crossed for 2 tries. The Lakes gave it their all and were best served by No.8 Harry Pirini, who scored a try, and Corey Douglas.
Ourimbah, after a slow start, were able to defeat Hornsby at Mark Taylor Oval by 48 points to 21. The first half saw a great effort by Hornsby and they richly deserved to go to the halftime break leading by 21 points to 17. At that stage an upset seemed on the cards. Ourimbah scored a try in the opening minutes of the match but it was then Hornsby who took control and were able to take the lead by 14 points to 5 midway through the first half. Ourimbah however were the far stronger team in the second half. They scored early in that half to take the lead in the match and were able to post a total of 31 points in the second half while Hornsby were unable to increase their score. Ourimbah showed in that second half that they will be a force during the Finals Series this year. Best players for the visitors were lock Josefa Biu, halfback Matt King, and backs Brenton Law and Caleb Pritchard. Hornsby played well, especially in that first half. Their best performers were No.8 Lachlan Skulander, lock Ed Mills and winger John O’Donnell who crossed for a try. The win sees Ourimbah jump into second spot on the ladder. Hornsby played some good rugby and will trouble teams in the remaining matches this year.
The Entrance defeated Kariong by 67 points to 0 at Kariong Oval, to continue on their winning way.