SATURDAY, 6th MAY, 2023
Brent Merritt 3, Jayden Woolley, Tim Grant tries;
Adam Danckert 5 conversions
Sevanaia Nabetelevu, Veipueki Siale tries;
Alfred Brown 1 conversion;
TJ Teekafa 1 conversion
Ben Shelley 2, Sam Underwood 2, Lachlan Shelley, Ben Eccles, Jed Palmer, Logan Campbell tries;
Ben Shelley 5 conversions, 2 penalty goals
The Lakes 17
Malakai Haleavalu, Siosiua Kinahoi, Hayden Nykolyn tries;
Damien Lawson 1 conversion
Avoca Beach 101
Mitchell Briggs 4, Jake O’Brien 3, Mitchell Magrath 2, Shaun Townsend, Kye Bonnici, Emile Thomas, Bradd Sheridan, Matthew Hurd, Sam Evans tries;
Fionn Henderson-Foley 10 conversions;
Sam Evans 3 conversions
Woy Woy 3
Corby Delaforce 1 penalty goal
Sean Peruch 4, Lachlan Peruch 2, Connor Moran 2, Owen Turner, Jade Stongman, Jarrod Grange, Mackenzie Zammit, Connor Peden tries;
Ryan Fenning 7 conversions
Lake Macquarie 0
Warnervale 17 Terrigal 10
The Lakes 31 Gosford 22
Avoca Beach 55 Woy Woy 3
Razorbacks 47 Lake Macquarie 7
Terrigal 26 Warnervale 5
Razorbacks 14 The Bay 5
Terrigal 90 Warnervale 0
Avoca Beach 87 Woy Woy 0
The Lakes 26 Razorbacks 22
The 2023 Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with Round 4 action across the Central Coast.
The Match of the Day at The Haven Oval saw an excellent game of rugby where Terrigal defeated Warnervale by 35 points to 14. There was absolutely nothing between the two teams in the first 40 minutes. It was hard fought with no quarter asked for or given. The two teams went to the halftime break locked at 7 points apiece so the match was very much up for grabs at that stage. Warnervale opened the scoring in the match with an early converted try and this 7 nil score line remained the situation for quite awhile. Terrigal were able to reply later in the half to square the match going into the halftime break. The second half was a little different. Terrigal were able to post 4 further tries in the second half to go on to secure the victory. Two of these tries were scored while Warnervale had 2 players in the sin bin and this certainly allowed Terrigal to take control in the match. Warnervale did respond with a late try but it was all too late. Best players for Terrigal were five-eight Adam Danckert, halfback Jye Cornish, hooker Ethan McInnes and centre Jayden Woolley. Warnervale had several good performers, headed by halfback Isaiah Niumata, prop Veipueki Siale and centre Tevita Aholelei. Terrigal continue on their winning way and remain undefeated at this stage of the season. Warnervale will take a lot from the contest and they showed they are in the reckoning for the Finals this year.
Gosford recorded an away victory at Slade Park when they defeated The Lakes by 56 points to 17. The win sees Gosford remain undefeated after 4 rounds of the competition in what is a good start to the year for them. They opened the scoring with a converted try to lead 7 nil. They maintained this control for much of the first half. They were able to continue on and lead by 27 points to 5 at the halftime break. The Lakes had their chances to post points but often the stray pass cost them point scoring opportunities. At the break, things were looking good for the visitors. Gosford maintained control of territory and possession for much of the second half and were able to go on to lead by the handy margin of 37 points to 5 at the midway point of the second half. It was all over for The Lakes by then but they did not stop trying and were rewarded with a couple of late tries through good play. Best players for Gosford were halfback Ben Shelley, who scored 26 points through 2 tries and 7 goals, No.8 Logan Campbell and flanker Mitch Parker. The Lakes were best served by hooker Siosiua Kinahoi, prop Connor Starkey and No.8 Ashton Hutchinson- Walters.
Avoca Beach scored a huge victory over Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval, running out winners by 101 points to 3. This match was simply one way traffic from start to finish and Woy Woy simply had no answer to the continuous onslaught. It was a disappointing performance by the home team who were missing several players on the day. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by 54 points to 3 and even at that stage the result was a foregone conclusion. Avoca Beach was able to mount a final tally of 15 tries in this match, with Mitchell Briggs and Jake O’Brien posting 4 and 3 tries respectively. Best players for Avoca Beach were five-eight Sam Evans, lock Joel Delaney, fullback Mitch Briggs, and winger Jake O’Brien. For Woy Woy, flanker Casey Woodford, lock Max Edwards and five-eight Corby Delaforce never stopped trying.
The Razorbacks had a pleasing victory when they defeated Lake Macquarie at Boolaroo by 79 points to 0. It was one way traffic for the entire 80 minutes. Lake Macquarie had no answer to the Razorbacks’ attack. The Razorbacks scored early and were able to regularly post points for the remainder of the contest. The Razorbacks went to the halftime break leading by 36 points to 0, and continued on to score a further 43 points in the second half. Best players for the visitors were No.8 Lachlan Peruch, winger Sean Peruch, who scored 4 tries, winger Jye Clack and fullback Ryan Fenning. The best contributors for Lake Macquarie were No.8 Jonathon Coles and halfback Matias Furno.
There were some exciting games in Women’s 10’s matches this weekend, although two of the matches were very one sided. A good win was recorded by The Lakes, who defeated Razorbacks in a close one, while Avoca Beach and Terrigal recorded huge wins over their opposition.