Central Coast Cricket - Round 7 Review
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Two of the Central Coast’s most dynamic batsmen came out to play in Round 7 whilst the return of a club stalwart inspired his team to their first win of the season.
9 Nov 19
9 Nov 19
Lisarow3/138 B Cohen 92* KJ Daley 2/27
Wyong136 KJ Daley 30 H Murphy 27 BR Sunshine 4/31 MK Sunshine 3/24 B Lindsay 2/23
Bill Sohier Park
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Terrigal8/151(cc) TC Bowring 45 O Twyford 32 L Gale 3/12 A Taylor 2/25
The Entrance9/150(cc) M Mariner 54 D Cross 2/18 JM Bridge 2/21 MM Bowring 2/40
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Narara106 P Cross 33 D Robertson 3/17 RJ Lavery 2/21
Kincumber86 KJ Jordan 3/14 A Ryan 3/19
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Southern Spirit9/216 D Friend 58 R Watson 37 J Starkey 30 ZH Smith 28 H Jackson-Sullivan 2/30 B Russell 2/36 J Liddle 2/43
Warnervale7/256(cc) S Keen 140 T Cornwell 35 HS Jaenke 2/48
Col Gooley Field
It has been a slow start to the season by Warnervale skipper, Simon Keen however that all changed on Saturday at Col Gooley Field against Southern Spirit.
The 2018/19 1st Grade Cricketer of the Year played a brilliant innings of 140 in his teams total of 7/256 off 40 overs. Such was Keen’s dominance his opening partnership with Tony Cornwell, who himself is an aggressive batsmen, totalled 126 of which Cornwell’s contribution was 35.
The Southern Spirit attack was hampered by an injury to Jordan O’Donnell however they had no answer to Keen with Harry Jaenke the most successful bowler with 2/48 off his seven overs.
In reply, Southern Spirit were gallant amassing 216 before being dismissed in the final over. Skipper Daniel Friend topscored with 58, whilst Ross Watson 37, Jay Starkey 30, Zane Smith 28 and Laurence Legge 24 all made solid contributions. Joey Liddle, Hunter Jackson-Sullivan and Brett Russell all took two wickets.
At Sohier Park, Lisarow Ourimbah opener Ben Cohen was at his brutal best with an unbeaten 92 which came off just 62 balls. Cohen made Wyong pay for dropping him as he dispatched the attack to all parts of the ground clearing the fence on six occasions.
Cohen’s innings enable the Magpies to pass Wyong’s total of 136 in just the 18th over to remain at the top of the ladder, yet to taste defeat.
Earlier, Wyong got themselves into a handy position at 4/105 after batting first before a late order collapse, triggered by the Sunshine brothers Ben, 4/31 and Matt 3/24, saw them dismissed for 106 off 33 overs.
Kaleb Daley topscored with 30 whilst skipper Hayden Murphy chipped in with 27.
Wyong, last years premiers now see themselves sitting at the bottom of the table, replacing Terrigal Matcham who recorded their first win of the season in a thrilling match against The Entrance at Duffy’s Road.
Batting first The Entrance put together a consistent batting effort with five of the top six batsmen reaching double figures and Marc Mariner continuing his good form topscoring with 54. Josh Bridge, Daniel Cross and Mitch Bowring each took two wickets as The Entrance finished their 40 overs at 9/150.
It has been well documented that batting has been the Bellbirds main problem this year however the return of Tim Bowring was a much needed boost.
Opening the innings Bowring did what he does best batting with patience and enabling the innings to develop. Along with opening partner Olly Twyford the pair put on 74 for the first innings, a total which the whole team has only been able to exceed once this year. Twyford was eventually run out for a well made 32. They were immediately two fa when Ryan James suffered the same fate for 1.
Through this however Bowring continued to be defiant before he was eventually dismissed for 45 off 101 balls and with the score on 115.
Bowring’s dismissal sparked a collapse which saw Terrigal lose five wickets for 16 runs to be 7/131 which soon became 8/142 and the game was in the balance.
Bridge and Cross, who were good with the ball, stood tall with the bat and were able to withstand everything The Entrance could throw at them to score the necessary runs to give Terrigal Matcham their first win of the season.
In the final game, Narara Wyoming made it two wins in a row when they upset second placed Kincumber Avoca at Gavenlock Oval.
The match was a low scoring affair with the Lions being able to defend their total of 106.
Peter Cross, returning after missing the last few matches, was the standout with the bat for Narara scoring 33 with Andy Ryan next best with 18 before becoming one of four run outs in the innings. Dylan Robertson was again the pick of the bowlers with the seasons leading wicket taker taking 3/17 off his 8 overs. Rob Lavery also returned his best figures since returning to first grade after missing last season through injury taking 2/21. Michael Drake also had an impressive day behind the stumps on his debut finishing with a catch, stumping and no byes.
Defending a small total, Narara Wyoming made the perfect start with Mitch Wood dismissing the in form Harry Woodhead in the second over. Kyle Jordan then remove Chris Clement and John McRae in quick succession and in between this Tom Owen ran out the dangerous Robertson for 1 to have the Griffens struggling at 4/11.
Kincumber Avoca were unable to put together the one good partnership they needed losing wickets at regular intervals with only Bryce Birks 23 and captain Dan Heuston 16 reaching double figures as they were dismissed for 86 in the 32nd over.
Kyle Jordan was superb leading the attack finishing with 3/14 off his 8 overs whilst Andy Ryan does what Andy Ryan does taking 3/19 also off 8 overs including the wickets of both Birks and Heuston.
Northern Power had the bye.
CC Rugby Results Grand Final
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
WOY WOY OVAL
SATURDAY, 14th SEPTEMBER, 2019
Dan Sargeant 2, Jayden Woolley 2, Kevin McNamara, Josh Vainikolo, Elekana Laupola, Sekope Maea, Mitch Hirst, Brent Merritt, Arana Taumata tries;
Jayden Woolley 9 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Vince Stewart, Lenny van der Velde, Cullum Simpson tries;
Damien Montgomery 3 conversions
The Lakes 37
Alec Herridge 2, Chad Goodhand, Jack Burden, Matt Langhein, John Symington tries;
Alec Herridge 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Finlay Johnson, Steve Pike tries;
Ryan Keegan 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
Avoca Beach 18
Nick Rendall, Gerard Aldrick tries;
Brian Tritton 2 penalty goals;
Jono Hirst 1 conversion
Jim Holt try;
Jim Holt 3 penalty goals,
Ryan Fenning 1 field goal
Avoca Beach 29
Ben Francis 3, Eden McQueen, Harry Layton tries;
Michael Houssenloge 2 conversions
Nick Outram 2, Justin Atkins, Sean Peruch tries;
Nick Outram 1 conversion
Jade Sheridan 3 tries;
Jade Sheridan 2 conversions
Avoca Beach 10
Taylah Welsh, Elana Withnall tries
The Central Coast Rugby Union Grand Final at Woy Woy Oval saw Terrigal win the Premier 1 Premiership when they defeated Gosford by 76 points to 21. In a match played before a large crowd, the Grand Final proved to be one of the most lopsided contests in Central Coast Rugby Union history.
Played in fine and very warm conditions, both teams commenced the match with a display of very tight rugby in the opening few minutes. Terrigal opened the scoring with a penalty goal in the second minute but it was Gosford who crossed for the first try in the 9th minute. A fine run by centre Lenny van der Velde saw him cross for the opening converted try. However this 7 points to 3 lead was not to last very long. Terrigal quickly responded with their own try soon after and they in turn had regained the lead by 10 points to 7. The next few minutes of the Grand Final was quite even. Both teams had certain periods of attack. However it was at the midway point of the first half that things began to open up. Terrigal crossed for two quick tries at this time and suddenly had gained a very handy lead of 22 points to 7. Things were looking ominous for Gosford. From here on in Gosford had no real answer to the Terrigal onslaught. Terrigal were playing very structured rugby and both their forwards and their backs were combining well to be on the go forward and in control of the action in the match. Terrigal scored further tries in the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 34 points to 7. Even at this stage it appeared Terrigal were comfortably in control of the Premiership. They were proving most effective and they held the territorial and possession advantage. Best players for Terrigal were five-eight Jayden Woolley, who posted 28 individual points in the match and was controlling the action in the backline. He was very well supported by lock Josh Vainikolo, flanker Ethan McInnes, and prop Kevin McNamara. But it was the whole team who were playing well and were working closely as a unit for the entire 80 minutes. Terrigal continued to control things in the second stanza. They posted a further 42 points in that final 40 minutes to completely eliminate any chance of a Gosford comeback. Gosford tried hard but the harder they tried, things were just not going for them. Best for Gosford were lock Alex Corcoran, flanker Sean Anzelark and winger Cullum Simpson. It was certainly proving to be a most one sided contest. Terrigal proved quite clearly they were the best team on the Central Coast this year and fully deserved being Minor and Major Premiers for 2019. Gosford did exceptionally well to get to the Grand Final, having come from last position on the competition ladder last year. However they were to prove no match for Terrigal in this Grand Final. Terrigal had secured their third Premier 1 Premiership in the past four years.
The Lakes defeated Ourimbah in the Premier 2 Grand Final by 37 points to 15 to win their second successive Premiership in this grade. This encounter was an intense affair in the first half. Ourimbah got away to the better start, and with a converted try early on had jumped to a handy 7 points to nil lead. The Lakes got themselves right back into the match before halftime with two tries, and at the break the match was all locked up at 10 points apiece.. The start of second half saw The Lakes slowly but surely gain the ascendancy. Throughout the second half The Lakes gradually increased their lead with some spectacular rugby and some great tries. They were able to post 27 points in the second half, and Ourimbah were only able to respond with a try right on fulltime. There were some great performances on the day, but the best came from fullback Alec Herridge, five-eight Tyler Johnson and lock Chad Goodhand. Best for Ourimbah were prop Steven Finlay, half back Connor Peden, and five-eight Ryan Keegan. The win to the The Lakes Premier 2 team capped off a wonderful season for the team from up north.
In a match played in warm conditions, the President’s Cup Grand Final proved a close struggle throughout with Avoca Beach defeating Ourimbah by 18 points to 17.There was nothing between these teams for the entire 70 minutes. Ourimbah went to the halftime break leading by the slender margin of 8 points to 6. The second half proved just as tight with scores locked at 11 points each midway through the second stanza. A penalty goal and a field goal saw Ourimbah go to the lead late in the match with time running out. However it was Avoca Beach who took the lead and the win right on fulltime. A try near the posts saw Ourimbah only leading by the single point but the conversion by fullback Jono Hirst saw Avoca Beach take the Premiership. Best for Avoca Beach were hooker Josh Meadham, five-eight Dylan Hardaker and fullback Jono Hirst. Best players for Ourimbah were prop Jim Holt, No.8 Chris Smith and centre Mark Littlefield. Neither team deserved to lose this contest, but it was Avoca Beach who secured the President’s Cup.
Avoca Beach defeated Kariong in the Under 19 Grand Final by 29 points to 22. It was an intense, spirited contest in the first half. However neither team were able to gain control as the first half progressed. It was high scoring and at the midway stage of the first half the scores were locked at 12 all. Avoca Beach went to the lead just prior to halftime when they crossed for a converted try and this 19 points to 12 lead was a very handy lead for them at this stage. In fact this 7 point difference remained the situation until the fulltime whistle. It was 10 all in the second half and Kariong were unable to bridge the gap. It was a very good game of rugby but it was Avoca Beach who held on for the victory. Best for Avoca Beach on the day were centres Alex Halls and Michael Houssenloge, flanker Eden McQueen and five-eight Ben Francis, who crossed for 3 tries. Best efforts for Kariong came from flanker Nic Outram, No.8 Suli Hakalo and centres Adam and Sean Peruch. Kariong never stopped trying. It was the fourth successive Premiership in this grade for Avoca Beach, who were able to cap off some excellent late season form with this win.
Terrigal won the Women’s 7’s Grand Final when they defeated Avoca Beach by 19 points to 10. Terrigal completed a great season when they proved too strong for Avoca Beach. Terrigal went to the halftime break leading by 12 points to 5, and the Grand Final was still very much up for grabs at that stage. Both teams scored a further try in the second half but Terrigal held on for the victory. Best players for Terrigal were Jade Sheridan, who scored all Terrigal’s points, with 3 tries and a conversion, and Prue Neely. Best for Avoca Beach were Taylah Welsh and Elana Withnall. Terrigal deserved the Premiership as they have been the standout team all year.
CC Rugby Results Preliminary Final
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WOY WOY OVAL
SATURDAY, 7th SEPTEMBER, 2019
Cullum Simpson 2, Josh McGlynn, Michael Jones, Lepani Nabuliwaqa, Jonah Manuao tries;
Damien Montgomery 1 conversion;
Adam Carlisle 1 penalty goal
Matt King, Viliami Muru Teutau, Brett Cunningham tries;
Tyron Davies 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals
The Lakes 30
Chad Goodhand, Zac Christensen, Jack Burden,Ryan Folkard tries;
Alec Herridge 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Joe Taylor, Salipopo Pamata tries;
Aaron Tait 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Avoca Beach 14
Paul Leefe, Justin Staben tries;
Brian Tritton 2 conversions
Kain Barnett 1 penalty goal
Avoca Beach 24
Alex Halls 3, Miles Routledge tries;
Michael Houssenloge 2 conversions
Harry Gray, Mark Beavis, Nick Armstrong tries;
Nick Armstrong 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Avoca Beach 26
Summer Witt, Inge Visser, Renee Staben,Jessie Jensen tries;
Inge Visser 1 conversion;
Sumer Witt 2 conversions
Tamarra Morris 2 tries
The Premier 1 Preliminary Final at Woy Woy Oval saw Gosford secure an upset win over Ourimbah by 35 points to 25. In a match that was played in very blustery conditions, Gosford played some of their best rugby of the season to outlast Ourimbah. Ourimbah had defeated Gosford on both occasions this year so a win to Gosford in this match certainly surprised many people. However Gosford fully deserved their win in this contest. They played some very clever rugby and used the conditions outstandingly all day. The opening stages of the match were quite even. Ourimbah however did get the better of the start of the contest on the scoreboard when their fullback Tyron Davies was able to convert two very good penalty goals. This 6 nil lead was quickly overtaken in the 12th minute when Gosford crossed for their opening try. The conversion of this try saw Gosford take the lead by 7 points to 6. This change in leaders on the scoreboard was the first of five changes over the next 30 minutes. It was proving a very exciting match for the spectators as the lead was see-sawing right through to early in the second half. Ourimbah scored a try in the 18th minute to take the lead by 13 points to 7 before Gosford quickly replied with two late tries in the first half to regain the lead once again. However Ourimbah went to the halftime break leading by 18 points to 17 with their own try just prior to the break. It was proving a very good game of rugby. The standard was good despite the windy conditions. Both teams had some very good players at this stage in the struggle. Best for Ourimbah were prop Cameron Kesby and halfback Josh Holman, while forwards Rob Peden and Jack Sheean were trying everything in attack to get those vital points for their team. For Gosford the centre combination of Josh McGlynn and Lenny van der Velde was outstanding. They made continual inroads into the opposition defence. Five-eight Adam Carlisle was smart with his kicking game while flanker Sean Anzelark was in everything from the start to the finish of the match. Early on in the second half Gosford grabbed the lead with a good team try. They had jumped to a 22 points to 18 lead. This was followed by a further try and this lead of 27 points to 18 looked handy but by no means comfortable. Gosford had scored five tries at this stage but had only converted one due to the very blustery conditions. With 15 minutes to go Ourimbah scored a good try to their prop Brett Cunningham and with the scores Gosford 27 Ourimbah 25 anything was on the cards. It made for a very tense and anxious last 15 minutes for both teams and their supporters. Gosford did kick a penalty goal for a 30 points to 25 lead and very close to fulltime sealed the win with a try in the corner. It was certainly an upset win. Gosford played some very effective rugby and their 6 tries to 3 victory was well deserved. Gosford will continue on and meet Terrigal in the Grand Final next Saturday at Woy Woy Oval.
The Lakes defeated Terrigal in Premier 2 when they won the Preliminary Final by 30 points to 17. The match was very even throughout and it did take both teams quite some time to gain any real ascendancy. It was 8 points to 3 to The Lakes at halftime break with a try and a penalty goal to a single penalty goal so the match was very much up for grabs at that stage. It remained tight well into the second half but as the match went on The Lakes got further away on the scoreboard. The Lakes move into the Grand Final and meet Ourimbah next Saturday.
In what proved a most even and dogged match, Avoca Beach won the President’s Cup Preliminary Final, defeating Terrigal by 14 points to 3. It was a hard fought clash throughout. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by the narrow margin of 7 points to 3. Avoca Beach scored a converted try in each half while Terrigal during the match were unable to cross the line for a try. Avoca Beach go into the Grand Final and will meet Ourimbah next Saturday.
In a display a great Finals rugby, Avoca Beach defeated Terrigal in the Under 19 Preliminary Final by 24 points to 22. It was an exciting match from start to finish and the skill level displayed by both teams was excellent. However Terrigal were proving the stronger team and by halftime had jumped to a 19 points to 7 lead. However Avoca Beach were not to be denied and came back to level the scores at 19 points apiece close to fulltime. Avoca Beach scored a try right on the final whistle to move into the Grand Final next Saturday and meet Minor Premiers Kariong in the big one.
The Women’s 7’s Preliminary Final saw Avoca Beach run out victors over Woy Woy by 26 points to 10. The first half was a very even struggle with Avoca Beach only going to the halftime break leading by 7 points to 5. However the second half saw Avoca Beach pile on 19 further points to score a comfortable victory. Avoca Beach meets Terrigal in the Grand Final next Saturday in what should be an enthralling match.
GRAND FINAL next week
Woy Woy Oval 14th September
9.55 am Under 19’s Kariong v. Avoca Beach
11.20 am President’s Cup Ourimbah v. Avoca Beach
12.50 pm Premier 2 Ourimbah v. The Lakes
2.30 pm Women’s 7’s Terrigal v. Avoca Beach
3.00 pm Premier 1 Terrigal v. Gosford
CC Rugby Results Minor Semifinal
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
WOY WOY OVAL
SATURDAY, 24th AUGUST, 2019
Gosford 29 Cullum Simpson 2, Josh McGlynn, Drew Neist tries;
Damien Montgomery 3 conversions,
1 penalty goal
The Lakes 14 Marshall Hemopo, Eddie Vuniwawa tries,
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion;
Brent Gilmore 1 conversion
The Lakes 46 Alec Herridge 2, Luke Wiseman 2, Billy Lambert, Jack Burdon, Jack Vicary tries;
Alec Herridge 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Gosford 10 Chad Sneyd, Wes Bull tries
Avoca Beach 21 Paul Leefe, Riley Matkovich tries;
Brian Tritton 1 conversion, 3 penalty goals
The Lakes 12 Dylan Duck 2 tries;
Lathan Walters 1 conversion
Avoca Beach 40 Alex Halls 2, Ben Francis 2, Eden McQueen, Charlie Leyton tries;
Michael Houssenloge 5 conversions
Gosford 7 Stirling Young try;
Liam Etherington 1 conversion
Woy Woy 20 Holly Johnstone, Hollie Jones, Dorothy Chow, Tamarra Morris tries
Hornsby 5 Mellina Auroux try
In the Premier 1 Minor Semi-final at Woy Woy Oval, Gosford defeated The Lakes by 29 points to 14.
In a match that never really rose to any great heights it was a match that developed into
a war of attrition for large parts of the contest. After a quite even opening few minutes
it was Gosford who opened the scoring in the
6th minute of play. A converted try saw Gosford jump to a 7 points to 0 lead very
early on. It was the start that they wanted. Gosford were having the better of play in
this opening stage of the clash. They increased their lead in the 15th minute when they
crossed for their second converted try. This 14 points to nil lead was deserved at that
stage. The middle stages of the first half however developed into an arm wrestle and
was proving a very even contest. Both teams had further chances to score but
probably more so The Lakes. They attacked the Gosford line for long periods in the
first half but dropped ball and forced passes saw opportunities to score go wanting. It
was a quite frustrating period for The Lakes’ attack. However they did cross for a try
five minutes before halftime to get their scoring going. This scoreline of 14 points to 7
was the score at halftime so both teams knew they were well and truly in this clash.
The second half continued in much the same vein. Both teams were trying to
cement the win but errors at the wrong time were affecting both teams. However
Gosford do make things safer when they crossed for their third try very early in the
second half. This score of 21 points to 7 was a handy lead even at this stage of the
match. Gosford then scored their fourth try in the 22nd minute of the second
stanza and they all but had the win secure at that stage when they led by 26 points to
7. Gosford weer talking their chances while The Lakes were being frustrated by
missed chances. Gosford had several good players in the match. Players such as
flanker Sean Anzelark, centre Lenny Van der Velde, lock Alec Corcoran and prop
Jonah Manuao were leading from the front and were making inroads into The Lakes
defence. Best players for The Lakes were No. 8 Peni Raulini, flanker Paul Wilson and
five-eight Marshall Hemopo. The Lakes never stopped trying. They scored a try in the
31st minute and with score 26 -14 they threw everything at Gosford to try to bridge the
gap. However it was not to be. A penalty goal late in the match to Gosford sealed the
victory with the final score being Gosford 29 The Lakes 14. Gosford move on further
into the Finals and will play the loser of next week’s Major Semi-final in the
Preliminary Final in 2 weeks time. The Lakes would be disappointed with the result
but not with their season. They made the Finals and competed well all year.
The Lakes recorded a most convincing win in the Premier 2 Minor Semi-final
when they defeated Gosford by 46 points to 10. The Lakes were always in control.
They scored their first try early on in the match and then were able to regularly post
tries throughout the remainder of the contest. Gosford simply had no answer to their
play. The Lakes went to the halftime break leading by 26 points to 5 and had all but
secured the win even at that stage. They continued to attack in the second half and
were able to post a further 20 points in the second stanza. Best for The Lakes were
fullback Alec Herridge, who scored a personal tally of 21 points, prop Jack Akehurst,
halfback Liam Baker and lock Chad Goodhand. Gosford were best served by No.8
Wes Bull and centre Richie Cully.
Avoca Beach were able to win the President’s Cup Minor Semifinal defeating The Lakes by 21 points to 12. Avoca Beach scored early in the match with a try and a penalty goal and this lead of 8 points to nil early on held them in good stead for the remainder of the match. Avoca Beach went on to lead by 18 points to 5 at the halftime break so they obviously went into the second half full of confidence. The final half saw a real arm wrestle with The Lakes outscoring Avoca Beach by 7 points to 3 but it was all too late for them. Avoca Beach continue on while The Lakes hang up their boots for another season.
In what proved a one sided clash Avoca Beach defeated Gosford in the Under 19 Minor Semifinal by 40 points to 7. Avoca Beach scored their first try in the opening minutes before Gosford responded with their one try in the match. The Gosford lead was very short-lived as Avoca Beach quickly gained control in the match and went on to record a most convincing victory. Gosford never stopped trying but it was all in vain It is Avoca Beach who continue on to the Preliminary Final.
The Women’s 7’s Minor Semi-final saw Woy Woy prove too strong for Hornsby and ran out winners by 20 points to 5. The match was won by Woy Woy in the first half when they crossed for 3 tries to lead at the break by 15 points to nil. Both teams scored a try in the second half but it was Woy Woy who move on into the Preliminary Final. Hornsby women were the first team from their club to compete in the CCRU Finals and would have enjoyed the experience despite the loss.
Major Semifinal next week …………………
Woy Woy Oval 31st August
10.00 am Under 19’s Kariong v. Terrigal
11.25 am President’s Cup Ourimbah v. Terrigal
12.55 pm Premier 2 Ourimbah v. Terrigal
2.35 pm Women’s 7’s Terrigal v. Avoca Beach
3.00 pm Premier 1 Terrigal v. Ourimbah
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CCRU Round 18 Results
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 17th AUGUST, 2019
Trent Harrison 2, Josh Holman, Rob Peden, Ross McKean tries;
Tyrone Davies 3 conversions, 3 penalty goals
Josh McGlynn 2, Lepani Nabuliwaqa, Shay Neist tries;
Damien Montgomery 3 conversions,
1 penalty goal
Dan Sargeant 3, Brent Merritt 3, Kevin McNamara, Nathan Simpson, Sekope Maea, Dylon Calabria tries;
Jayden Woolley 5 conversions
The Lakes 14
Ben Kaifa, Lathan Walters tries;
Logan Hemopo 2 conversions
Matt Martin 2, Simione Tonga, Pohiva Potiki, Brenton Acreman, Jacob Griffin tries;
Cameron McNamara 4 conversions,
1 penalty goal
Jack Vandersteen 2, Nox Levaci, Wes Faupula, Andrew Smith tries;
Sam White 5 conversions
Woy Woy 35
Fokolulu Taumalolo 2, Alex Moore,
Zac Doak-Stride, Penalty Try;
Alex Moore 5 conversions
Mitch Clay 2, Blake Silvester, Josh Bottero, Isaac Ramm tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions
PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
The Lakes 41
Avoca Beach 36
Woy Woy 17
Ourimbah 31 Gosford 22
The Lakes 12 Terrigal 5
Kariong 21 Woy Woy 12
Hornsby 24 Warnervale 22
Ourimbah 20 Gosford 0
The Lakes 20 Terrigal 19
Kariong 39 Woy Woy 26
Avoca Beach 26 The Entrance 7
Avoca Beach 31 Gosford 0
Terrigal 27 Kariong 22
Terrigal 26 The Lakes 10
Terrigal 17 The Lakes 5
Hornsby 19 Warnervale 17
Hornsby 24 Warnervale 17
Woy Woy 22 Kariong 0
Woy Woy 29 Kariong 0
The Match of the Day at Gosford Showground saw Ourimbah outlast Gosford and ran out winners by 40 points to 29. It was an even struggle throughout with both teams having a share of the lead at various times throughout the 80 minutes. Gosford got away to the better start and by halftime led by 12 points to 6. Gosford had crossed for two tries and had kept Ourimbah scoreless. Even early in the second half Gosford still led by 19 points to 6. However it was at this stage that the match really opened up. Ourimbah sprung into life and were able to cross for two converted tries within 2 minutes. This enabled them to take the lead by 20 points to 19. The match was certainly up for grabs at that stage. It was Ourimbah who took control in the latter stages of the match and were able to cross for a couple of late tries while Gosford was only able to respond with one. Best players for Ourimbah were No.8 Rob Peden, lock Josefa Biu and hooker Jordan Clark. Best for Gosford were flanker Sean Anelzark, and centres Josh McGlynn and Jackson Stein beck. Ourimbah, with this win, got back into the winning ways, and will go into the Major Semi-final in 2 weeks time against Terrigal with renewed confidence. It was also a pleasing hit out for Gosford and they will be ready to go next Saturday in the Minor Semi-final against The Lakes.
Terrigal confirmed their very good recent form when they easily accounted for The Lakes by 60 points to 14 at Slade Park. Terrigal were in front on the scoreboard early on and by halftime had jumped to 29 points to 14 lead. They continued on in this very good form and posted a further 31 points in the second stanza while the home side were unable to respond with any points. Terrigal showed just the right form leading into the Finals Series. Best for Terrigal on the day were prop Nathan Simpson, winger Dan Sargeant and flanker Ryan Metcalfe. The Lakes were best served by James McCombie, Logan Hemopo and Epi Vure. The Lakes will work hard this week at training at prepare for their Minor Semi-final against Gosford next weekend.
The other two matches on the Central Coast yesterday were very close. Warnervale defeated Hornsby by 41 points to 35 at Woongarrah Oval, while at Woy Woy Oval, Woy Woy hung on to defeat Kariong by 35 to 31. There was absolutely nothing between these respective teams in both these two matches.
Warnervale went to the halftime break leading by a narrow 22 points to 14 and this tight score was also the situation at fulltime. Warnervale finished the season on a high and completed the year only the one win out of the Top Four.
Woy Woy also finished the season on a high. Woy Woy went to the halftime break leading by 23 points to 19 and were able to maintain that lead at the 80 minute mark. They won their last two matches of the season after what was a quite difficult year.
At Joseph Banks Oval, Avoca Beach were too strong for The Entrance in the President’s Cup, running out winners by 26 points to 7
Women’s 7’s rugby yesterday saw the last round of matches for this season. Four of the teams now head into the Finals Series. Most results went as expected with wins to Terrigal, Woy Woy and Hornsby.