SATURDAY, 25th June, 2016
PREMIER 1 (bonus points in brackets)
Gosford 34 (1)
Hudson Brown 2, Chris Heap, Brenton Wagner tries;
Tim Hill 4 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Woy Woy 24 (1)
Wade Hannell 2, Fokolulu Taumalolo, Brennan Lacey tries;
Sione Toki 1 conversion;
Alex Moore 1 conversion
Terrigal 79 (1)
Sam Kenny 2, Ryan Metcalfe 2, Mitch Hirst 2, Dan Sargeant 2, Sekope Maea 2, Nathan Simpson, Frankie Webber, Dylan Calabria tries;
Aaron Tait 5 conversions,
Josh Vainikolo 2 conversions
Tevita Alipate, Brian Mudge tries;
Sam White 2 conversions
Warnervale 29 (1)
Brendan James 2, Brenton Acreman, Scott Fitzpatrick, Folau Faupula tries;
Sione Ala 2 conversions
Avoca Beach 25 (2)
Blake Jacob, Julian Bacigalupo, Chad Martin, Luke Wiseman, Sam Evans tries
Ourimbah 31 (1)
Jarrod Grange 2, Jordan Clark, Nathan Grey, Rob Peden tries;
Jarrod Grange 3 conversions
The Lakes 3
Brendan Quigg 1 penalty goal
PREMIER 2 (bonus points in brackets)
Gosford 18 Woy Woy 12 (1)
Terrigal 53 (1) Hornsby 0
Avoca Beach 15 Warnervale 13 (1)
Ourimbah 31 (1) The Lakes 0
PRESIDENTS CUP (bonus points in brackets)
Gosford 36 (1) Woy Woy 17
Terrigal 20 (1) Hornsby 0
Avoca Beach 19 Warnervale 19
The Entrance 32 (1) Kariong 7
COLTS (bonus points in brackets)
Gosford 60 (1) Woy Woy 0
Avoca Beach 19 Warnervale 0
Ourimbah 20 (1) Terrigal 17 (1)
In the Match of the Day Gosford caused a minor surprise when they defeated Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval by 34 points to 24. In what was a very physical clash, it was hard fought from start to finish.
Gosford got away to the better start and they led on the scoreboard in the first half. Gosford led by 10 points to 7 at the halfway point of the match in what was an evenly fought clash. Both teams gave it their all and there was plenty of feeling in this battle. Every contest was hard fought and no quarter was asked for or given. Gosford continued to lead on the scoreboard in the second half. An intercept try to winger Chris Heap and some good individual play from Hudson Brown saw Gosford post further points in the final 40 minutes. This was enough for Gosford to maintain the lead in the match and to gain the ultimate victory. Best players for Gosford were flanker Hugo Pike and Hudson Brown who were both everywhere in both attack and defence. Others to play well were hooker Vince Stewart and centre Tim Hill. Woy Woy were always in the contest. They regularly got close on the scoreboard but then fell behind. The outstanding player for Woy Woy was centre Wade Hannell who capped off a great game by scoring two tries. Others to put in very credible efforts were Kane Burns, Fokolulu Taumalolo and Brennan Lacey. The win keeps Gosford in the hunt for a semi-final chance while Woy Woy remain in the Top Four but only by the single point. It all makes for an interesting run to the Finals this year with most teams all capable of winning each weekend.
In another upset, Warnervale defeated Avoca Beach by 29 points to 25 at Woongarrah Oval. Warnervale scored a try on fulltime to grab the win. When it seemed Avoca Beach would hold on for a close win, the home side pulled off a miracle and grabbed the win. It is a tremendous boost for the very young northern team. Both teams scored 5 tries but it was Warnervale’s goal kicking that proved the difference. Avoca Beach simply could not kick a goal. Avoca Beach led by 15 points to 12 at the halftime break and at that stage it was obvious the match could go either way. It did prove that way. Warnervale had several good players but their stars were Matt Willmott, Sione Ala, Brendan Jaymz and Folau Faupula. Avoca Beach thought they had the win but it was not to be. Best for the visitors were lock Peter Steele, five-eight Julian Bacigalupo, and winger Luke Wiseman. Avoca Beach did secure two bonus points and those points kept them in the Top Four in what is proving a very tight struggle for semi-final spots this year.
Ourimbah played very effective rugby to maintain their good recent form when they defeated The Lakes by 31 points to 3 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. Ourimbah were in control throughout and did what was necessary to get the bonus point win. Jarrod Grange was excellent for Ourimbah. He crossed for two individual tries, and then was able to kick 3 conversions to contribute 16 personal points. Others to play well for the home side were Rob Peden and Jordan Clark. The Lakes had several very good performers but none were better than halfback Kyle Lanzini and prop Michael Ferry. The win sees Ourimbah cement their 2nd spot on the competition ladder.
Terrigal continued on their undefeated run when they defeated Hornsby at Mark Taylor Oval, running out winners by 79 points to 14. Terrigal were able to race in a total of 13 tries to totally dominate proceedings from the opening to the final whistle. Hornsby started quite well but was simply unable to match the very good play of the visitors. Best players for Terrigal were Sam Kenny, Josh Vainikolo, Dylan Calabria and Nathan Simpson. Hornsby was good in the first half and was only behind by 31 points to 14 at the halftime break. However they were unable to post any further points in the second stanza. Best for Hornsby were Harry Fox and Tevita Alipate.
The Entrance defeated Kariong by 32 points to 7 at Joseph Banks Oval in the Presidents Cup competition.