CCRU Round 7

SATURDAY, 27th MAY, 2017

Terrigal 20 Liam Caulfield, Mitch Hirst tries;
Aaron Tait 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Ourimbah 18 Josefa Biu, Matt King tries;
Rob Richardson 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals

Avoca Beach 16 Elliot Dawkins, Pat Wheatley tries;
Connor Kondrat 2 penalty goals
Warnervale 10 Scott Fitzpatrick, Atunaisa Turagabeci tries

Woy Woy 73 Blake Arahill 3, Afeleti Atiola 2, Luke Meany, Mitch Hyde, Jack Dewar, Iliesa Rokobrega, Jake Cucek, Hes Polaulu tries;
Alex Moore 2 conversions;
Luke Meany 6 conversions;
Tamani Cama 1 conversions
Hornsby 19 Aaron Duncan, John O’Donnell, Ed Mills tries;
Sam White 2 conversions

Kariong 54 Lachlan Peruch 2, Josh Bottero 2, Lonny Clark, Corey Holwill, Mitch Clay, Ryan Wallbank tries;
Scott Hanley 6 conversions;
Mitch Clay 1 conversions
The Lakes 12 Macui Raulini, Iliesa Cama tries;
Iliesa Cama 1 conversion

Terrigal 28
Kariong 23
Ourimbah 22
Warnervale 20
Avoca Beach 15
Woy Woy 15
Gosford 8
Hornsby 5
The Lakes 1

Terrigal 20 Ourimbah 10
Warnervale 22 Avoca Beach 12
Woy Woy 15 Hornsby 15
The Lakes 19 Kariong 17

Terrigal 17 Ourimbah 12
Avoca Beach 10 Terrigal 7
Woy Woy 31 Hornsby 12
The Lakes 29 Kariong 17
Gosford 31 The Entrance 12

Terrigal 14 Avoca Beach 10
Kariong 38 Woy Woy 5

Terrigal confirmed their position at the top of the competition ladder with a hard fought win over Ourimbah at The Haven Oval, running out winners by 20 points to 18. It was certainly an even battle throughout with both teams having their chances of victory. The early stages of the contest saw both teams having periods of attack and defence. There was plenty of action on the playing field but none on the scoreboard. In fact it was Ourimbah who opened the scoring with a try in the corner in only the 20th minute. This 5 points to nil lead was deserved at this stage as they were playing some good rugby. Terrigal did respond with a penalty goal to make the score 5-3. Ourimbah did have the better of play in the first half and two very quick penalty goals to their five-eighth Rob Richardson saw them jump to a handy 11 points to 3 lead. At this stage things were all going their way. But Terrigal were not to be denied. In the 34th minute Terrigal completed a good team try when their prop Liam Caulfield crossed for a vital try just prior to the break. A sideline conversion by Aaron Tait had reduced the Ourimbah lead to 11 points to 10. This was to be the halftime score and both teams know it was to be a struggle in the second half. Terrigal took the lead for the first time in the match at just the 2nd minute of the second stanza when they kicked a penalty goal to make the score 13-11. Much of the second half was an arm wrestle but it was Terrigal now who were playing the better rugby. They were rewarded in the 18th minute with a very good try to centre Mitch Hirst. Another excellent conversion from touch by Terrigal five-eight Aaron Tait saw the home side jump to a handy 20 points to 11 lead. However Ourimbah were not to be denied. A wonderful individual try to their halfback Matt King in the 30th minute saw the score reduced to 20 points to 18. With time running out there was huge excitement in the final 10 minutes as both teams tries to secure the win. However it was Terrigal who were able to hang on for victory. The win sees them remain undefeated, and at the top of the competition ladder.

Avoca Beach defeated Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval by 16 points to 10. This was such a vital win for the Avoca Beach team and keeps them in touch with the Top Four. The match was an even struggle throughout. There was very little scoring in the opening quarter of the match as both teams attempted to sort each other out in attempt to gain the ascendancy. However it was Avoca Beach who were able to post the first points. In fact a try and 2 penalty goals saw the visitors go to the halftime break leading by 11 points to nil. It seemed things were going all their way but they knew the home side would come back strongly. In fact Warnervale did outscore Avoca Beach in the second half by 10 points to 5 but the first half had proved costly for them. Both teams put in very good performances and both teams know they can have an effect on all the action at the end of the season. Best players for Avoca Beach were the veteran Emile Thomas, who was strong all day. He was very well supported by his lock partner Elliott Dawkins. Best for Warnervale were Scott Fitzpatrick, who scored a try, and Mitchell Reilly.

Woy Woy were far too strong for Hornsby at Woy Woy Oval, running out victors by 73 points to 19. The early stages of the match saw an even contest but very quickly Woy Woy were able to assert their dominance and the further the match went on the more dominant Woy Woy became. Woy Woy led by 38 points to 5 at the halftime break, and they were able to maintain this same scoring rate in the second half. It was an important win for Woy Woy and keeps them in touch with the competition frontrunners. Best players for Woy Wot were Blake Arahill, who crossed for 3 tries, Mitch Hyde, and Afeleti Atiola, who also crossed for 2 individual tries. Hornsby would be hugely disappointed with the result after some good performances in recent weeks.

Kariong proved too strong for The Lakes at Slade Park. They continued their very good recent form with a 54 points to 12 win. Kariong were able to run in 10 tries to 2 in what was a good indicator of the flow of the match. The match saw Kariong flankers, Josh Bottero and Lachlan Peruch, both crossing for 2 tries apiece, and they certainly made their mark on the match. Others to play well for Kariong were five-eight Mitch Clay, Scott Hanley and Ryan Wallbank. The win sees Kariong jump into second spot on the competition ladder in what has proved a great start to this season for them. The Lakes never stopped, and they were rewarded with 2 good tries to Macui Raulini and Iliesa Cama. These two players certainly made an impact on the match.

In the President’s Cup, Gosford defeated The Entrance by 31 points to 12 at Gosford Showground. The home side played good rugby to secure the win.