SATURDAY, 20th AUGUST, 2022
Adam Danckert, Harry Gray, Jye Cornish, Dan Sargeant, Ulisese Tagiilima Esene, Noah Hughes tries;
Adam Danckert 5 conversions
Cameron McNamara try
The Lakes 51
Tim Poese 4, Daniele Cakuseru 2, Epeli Vure, Macui Rauluni, Wiremu Pirini tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 conversions
Toby Forde, Hamish Perring, Harry Fox tries;
Hunter Bird 2 conversions
Avoca Beach 67
Michael Houssenloge 3, Alex Halls 3, Mitchell Briggs, Mitchell Magrath, Jake McPhie, Tristan Morris-Bowyer tries;
Sam Evans 7 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Ben Shelley 2 penalty goals
Warnervale 25 Terrigal 19
The Lakes 86 Hornsby 5
Avoca Beach 48 Gosford 0
Kariong 28 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal Blue 24 Warnervale 5
The Lakes 51 Hornsby 0
Terrigal White 33 The Bay 7
Terrigal 74 Warnervale 0
Hornsby 22 The Lakes 5
Avoca Beach 57 Kariong/Razorbacks 0
PREMIER 1 REPORT :
The penultimate round in Central Coast Rugby Union has finalised the Final Five for the Finals this year. Warnervale’s loss to Terrigal sees them drop out of the race for the Finals. However the final round next Saturday still has to determine the final placings among the Top Five teams - Terrigal, Avoca Beach, Razorbacks, Kariong and The Lakes. It all makes for an exciting final round of rugby next Saturday.
Terrigal travelled to Woongarrah Oval to meet Warnervale in the ‘Match of the Day’. Terrigal proved too strong for Warnervale running out winners by 40 points to 5. Terrigal started very strongly and it was not long before they had crossed for two converted tries and had quickly jumped to a very handy 14 points to nil lead. This start set the pattern of the remainder of the match. Terrigal continued to control proceedings both on the paddock and on the scoreboard. By halftime they had jumped to a 33 points to nil lead and at that stage had already secured the victory. The second half was a far more even affair. Both teams only scored the single try each and the final 40 minutes saw both sides throw everything at each other. However the first half performance by Terrigal had secured the win for the visitors despite Warnervale’s great effort in the second half to get back into the match. Best players for Terrigal were lock Macklan Collins, flanker Noah Hughes and winger Blake Irwin. Best performers for the home team were lock Matt Martin, flanker Max Alexander and fullback Seva Nabetelevu. The win sees Terrigal secure the Minor Premiership for 2022 so they will have the rest in the first week of the Final Series.
The Lakes were back home at Slade Park to host Hornsby. The Lakes proved too strong for Hornsby, winning the match by 51 points to 19. It was a great performance by The Lakes who have got stronger and stronger in recent weeks. It seems their form has improved as the wet conditions have disappeared. The Lakes dominated the first half and were making all the action in that first 40 minutes. They scored early and continued to move the scoreboard throughout the first half. They led by 29 points to nil during this period before Hornsby were able to cross for their first try just before halftime. The Lakes went to the halftime break leading by a significant 29 points to 7. The Lakes continued this great form into the second half and it was not long before they led by 39 points to 7. Hornsby did cross for two good tries later in the match but it was all too late. Best players for The Lakes were lock Sean Anlezark, centre Ashton Hutchinson-Walters and forward Tim Poese, who crossed for four individual tries. Hornsby was best served by centre Harry Fox, lock Hamish Perring and winger James O’Connor. The win by The Lakes and the loss by Warnervale sees The Lakes take fifth spot on the competition ladder at the expense of Warnervale. The Lakes may have the chance to improve that position next week depending on results in the final round.
Gosford played one of their rare home games at the Showground when they met Avoca Beach. Avoca Beach proved far too strong on the day and ran out victors by 67 points to 6. The match did start off quite evenly. In fact two long distance penalty goals saw Gosford lead early in the match by 6 points to 3. But that is where it all stopped for the home team. From this point on Avoca Beach were able to post points regularly and took control of the match. Avoca Beach were able to score tries almost every time the ball went wide. Their backline, headed by Michael Houssenloge, Mitch Briggs and Alex Halls, proved dangerous and quick. These three players alone scored 7 of the team’s tries. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by 34 points to 6. They continued in the same frame of mind in the second half and were able to post a further 33 points in the second half. To Gosford’s great credit they did keep hammering away but simply were unable to cross for that desired try. Best players for Avoca Beach were No.8 Michael Hobden, centre Michael Houssenloge, winger Alex Halls and flanker Harrison Bowcock. Gosford never stopped trying and were best served by flanker Hugo Pike, lock Tofua Fifita and No.8 Jonah Mears.
President’s Cup rugby saw The Bay defeated by Terrigal White by 33 points to 7.
All six teams were in action yesterday in Women’s 10’s rugby. Avoca Beach were easy winners over Kariong/Razorbacks by 57 points to 0, Terrigal defeated Warnervale by 74 points to 0, and Hornsby defeated The Lakes by 22 points to 5.