SATURDAY, 30th JULY, 2022
Dan Sargeant, Aaron Carrigg tries;
Adam Danckert 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal,
1 field goal
Jye Clack, Jonah Manuao, Lindsay Rumble tries;
Lachlan Peruch 2 conversions
Matt Martin 2, Lachlan Natapu, Kye Haslam, Ofa Siale, Lachlan Tupou, Ben Butler tries;
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
James O’Connor 2, Talifolau Sitani, Samuala Kanongataa tries;
Hunter Bird 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 24
Daniele Cakuseru, Logan Hemopo, Brayden Hutchinson-Walters, Tim Poese tries;
Logan Hemopo 2 conversions
Mitch Cornwell, Liam Dickson tries;
Ben Shelley 2 conversions, 3 penalty goals
Terrigal 22 Kariong 19
The Lakes 83 Gosford 7
Warnervale 36 Hornsby 7
Razorbacks 28 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal White 36 Woy Woy 0
Warnervale 26 Hornsby 19
Avoca Beach 83 The Bay 12
Avoca Beach 28 Terrigal 24
Hornsby 31 Warnervale 5
PREMIER 1 REPORT :
In the ‘Match of the Day’, Kariong hosted Terrigal at Kariong Oval and the match turned out to be a thriller from start to finish. Terrigal won the match by 20 points to 19 in the final seconds. There was plenty of intense rugby in the first quarter of the match with neither team able to post any early points. It was hard fought and typical of a ‘match of the day’ clash. It was Kariong who opened the scoring with a converted try to lead by 7 points to nil. However close to halftime Terrigal was able to square the ledger and their converted try saw the scores locked at 7 points apiece at the break. Terrigal took a certain amount of control early in the second half and they crossed for their second converted try to lead by 14 points to 7 early in the second stanza. But once again Kariong were quick to respond. They then posted their second try to make the score Terrigal 14 Kariong 12. It was such a tight battle and both teams knew victory could go either way. In the final 15 minutes of the match Terrigal kicked a penalty goal while Kariong took the lead with their third try. With seconds remaining Kariong hung on to a 19 points to 17 lead. They felt they had deserved victory having scored three tries to two. But it was not to be. Terrigal five-eight Adam Danckert kicked a dropped goal on fulltime to secure the win for Terrigal by the single point. It was an exciting match to say the least. Best players for Terrigal were five-eight Adam Danckert, No.8 Ethan McInnes and lock Macklan Collins, while for the Kariong side the best performers were halfback Jye Clack, flanker Josh Bottero and hooker Justin Walker.
Hornsby travelled to Woongarrah Oval once again to meet Warnervale. The match saw some exciting rugby and a good performance by both teams. Warnervale outlasted Hornsby to win the match by 42 points to 31. Hornsby got away to a great start in the match. They crossed for two early tries and they really did set the pace in the opening stages of the contest. Warnervale did hit back later in the first half and by halftime they had responded with four tries. Unfortunately, none were converted. Hornsby did score their third try before the break so the visitors did lead by the narrow margin of 21 points to 20 at the halftime break. Hornsby continued to lead in the match in the early stages of the second half. They led by 31 points to 25 and it seemed a victory to the visitors was on the cards. However, the last quarter of the match saw the home team take control on the paddock and thus on the scoreboard. Warnervale posted 17 points during this period to secure this very important win for them. Best players for Warnervale were fullback Ben Butler, flanker Kye Haslam, lock Matt Martin and halfback Harrison Sexton. Hornsby were best served by winger James O’Connor, who crossed for 2 tries, and No.8 Talifolau Sitani.
The Lakes versus Gosford clash was played at Gosford Showground. Being the first time Gosford had played at home this year, a large crowd was on hand to watch the contest. The Lakes got home right on fulltime to grab the win by 24 points to 23. This match was a cliff hanger from start to finish. The Lakes opened up the scoring with an early try to lead by 5 points to nil. Gosford then replied with their first try, before The Lakes crossed for their second. The score was The Lakes 10 Gosford 7, but before long, Gosford responded with their second try to take the lead, in what was proving a topsy turvy match on the scoreboard. The Lakes did cross for their third try right on halftime to allow them to go to the break leading by the narrow margin of 17 points to 14. The match was certainly up for grabs at that stage. Gosford kicked two vital penalty goals early in the second half to regain the lead, and this lead was even further increased by a third penalty goal in the last quarter of the match. Gosford had suddenly jumped to a 23 points to 17 lead and an upset result seemed very much on the cards. Gosford were playing their best rugby of the season, while The Lakes were not taking their chances. They did leave several tries out on the paddock due to dropped passes. The Gosford defence was working overtime. The Lakes had several good players but none were better than props Tim Poese and Connor Starkey, and halves Logan Hemopo and Brayden Hutchinson-Walters. Gosford were best served by five-eight Ben Shelley, fullback Chris Heap, in his 100th top grade match, and No 8. Joel Wagner. The Lakes took the victory right on fulltime when prop Tim Poese crashed over for their fourth try. The pressure conversion kick saw huge delight for The Lakes fans, and huge disappointment for the Gosford supporters.
In President’s Cup rugby, Avoca Beach and Terrigal White both had resounding victories over The Bay and Woy Woy respectively.
In the ‘Match of the Day’ in Women’s 10’s rugby, Avoca Beach defeated Terrigal by 28 points to 24 in a nailbiter, while Hornsby confirmed their Top Four position with a good win over Warnervale.