CCRU Round 18 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 18th AUGUST, 2018
ROUND 18

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 39
Sekope Maea, Mike Ozdilli, Frankie Webber, Dan Sargeant, Mark Koteczky, Vaughan Kernan tries;
Mark Koteczky 3 conversions;
Conor Lowndes 1 penalty goal
defeated
Woy Woy 7
Wade Hannell try
Mitch Hyde 1 conversion

The Lakes 26
Macai Raulini, Peni Raulini, Pio Seru, Jerry Tikomailepanoni tries;
Peni Raulini 3 conversions
defeated
Avoca Beach 19
Luke Sheridan 2, Dylan Cadogan tries;
Dylan Cadogan 1 conversion;
Will Byrne 1 conversion

Kariong 43
Blake Silvester 2, Mitch Clay 2, Scott Hanley, Noah Cama, Ricky Walter tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions;
Rob Brown 1 conversion
defeated
Gosford 15
Ryan Conaghan, Drew Neist, Michael Jones tries

Ourimbah 43
Jayden Pearson 3, Matt King, Rob Peden, Tyler Jones, Josefa Biu tries;
Jarrod Grange 4 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 22
Joey Walton 2, Tom Kaati 2 tries;
Joey Walton 1 conversion

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 73
2 Terrigal 57
3 Woy Woy 52
4 Kariong 49
5 The Lakes 46
6 Avoca Beach 40
7 Warnervale 30
8 Hornsby 26
9 Gosford 14

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 50 Woy Woy 17
Avoca Beach 8 The Lakes 7
Gosford 36 Kariong 0
Ourimbah 22 Warnervale 5

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 33 Woy Woy 5
The Lakes 18 Avoca Beach 12

COLTS
Woy Woy 14 Terrigal 7
Warnervale 34 Ourimbah 33

WOMEN
Woy Woy 33 Terrigal 7
Woy Woy 28 Terrigal 0
Warnervale 22 Ourimbah 0
Warnervale 20 Ourimbah 0

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union season proper ended on Saturday with some very good rugby on display. In what has proved a wonderful season of local rugby on the Coast, the results have seen the Final Four finally settled in the very last round. Some teams now head to the Finals Series, while other teams start preparing for next year.

In the Match of the Day Terrigal defeated Woy Woy by 39 points to 7 at Woy Woy Oval. It was mostly one way traffic in this match with Terrigal getting an excellent start and then continuing in the same mode. Terrigal went to the halftime break leading by 26 points to nil so even at that stage they looked the definite victors. They were playing very effective rugby and were taking all their opportunities. Best players for Terrigal were No.8 Mike Ozdilli, lock Alex Brewin, while backs Dan Sargeant, Mark Koteczky and Sekope Maea all made continual inroads into the opposition. The second half was a far more even struggle with both teams having chances of increasing their score. Woy Woy did respond with a try but it was all too late. Their best players for Woy Woy were centre Wade Hannell, who scored their lone try, Mitch Hyde and Alifeleti Atiola. A serious injury to a Woy Woy player midway through the second half did affect both teams. The Terrigal win sees them cement second spot on the competition table. They will have a week break next Saturday before they meet Ourimbah in the Major Semi-final. Woy Woy would be most disappointed with their performance but they do make the Finals. They will clash with Kariong next Saturday at Woy Woy Oval in the Minor Semi-final. They will be working hard at training this week.

The Lakes ended their season with a win over Avoca Beach at Heazlett Park, running out winners by 26 points to 19. Both teams went into the match with an outside chance of reaching the Finals but the win by Kariong put all those hopes to bed. Despite this it was an exciting match from start to finish. Both teams played entertaining rugby with some exciting tries on display. The Lakes scored 4 tries to 3 and that was probably a clear indication of the tightness of this match. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by 12 points to 5. At that stage the match was very much up for grabs. Best players for the home team were veteran prop Luke Sheridan, who crossed fore 2 tries, five eight Reece Jacob, and Dylan Cadogan. Cadogan has had a wonderful season and certainly has made an impact at Avoca Beach. The Lakes outscored Avoca Beach by 21 points to 7 in the second half and played some very good rugby. The Lakes played well and their best performers were fullback Macai Raulini, Peni Raulini, and Pio Seru. The Lakes have had a great season and just missed out on the Finals. They will look back with regret at that slump at the midway point of the season where they lost several matches in a row. All looks good for them for 2019. The same goes for Avoca Beach who have brought into the top grade some outstanding young players.

Kariong played excellent rugby in the second half to defeat Gosford at Gosford Showground by 43 points to 15. There certainly would have been some distinct worries at halftime in this match as the scores were locked at 15 points apiece. There was tremendous interest in this result especially as The Lakes took the lead at Heazlett Park. However a very good effort in the second stanza saw Kariong confirm their Finals position when they were able to outscore Gosford by 28 points to 0. Gosford had no answer to this onslaught. As stated above, the first half was an even struggle. Gosford played well and crossed for 3 tries. But it was all Kariong in the second half. Best players for Kariong were Mitch Clay and Blake Silvester, who both scored 2 tries, Ricky Walker and Scott Hanley. Kariong move into the Finals Series and next Saturday will take on Woy Woy in the Minor Semi-final.

Ourimbah continued their winning way when they defeated Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval by 43 pints to 22. They certainly did not however have it all their own way in the early stages of the match. In fact Warnervale played so well in the first half and they went to the halftime break leading by 15 points to 12. It seemed an upset was on the cards. However Ourimbah hit their straps in the second half and were able to post a further 28 points on the scoreboard. Best players for Ourimbah were winger Jayden Pearson, who crossed for 3 tries, and locks Tyler Jones and Josefa Biu. Warnervale were best served by NSW Country forward Kevin McNamara, five-eight Joey Walton and winger Tom Kaati. The final 40 minutes demonstrated why Ourimbah are the Minor Premiers this year and they go into the Finals Series as Premiership favourites. They were clear Minor Premiers by a large 16 points over the second placed Terrigal. However it all starts again during the Finals. Warnervale would be pleased with their final performance but would have some regrets about what could have happened this season. They were always close to the Finals and would rue some results during the season.

The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday saw Warnervale and Woy Woy secure vital wins in their respective matches. The Final Four will be made up by Woy Woy, Terrigal, Avoca Beach and Warnervale. This competition will be bigger next year.

CCRU Round 17 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 11th AUGUST, 2018
ROUND 17

CCRU Logo

PREMIER 1

Woy Woy 30 Fokolulu Taumalolo 2, Blake Arahill,
Alifeleti Atiola tries;
Alex Moore 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal;
Wade Hannell 1 penalty goal
defeated
Kariong 28 Mitch Clay 2, Blake Silvester, Josh Bottero tries;
Scott Hanley 4 conversions

Terrigal 28 Jim Storey, Mike Ozdilli, Dyon Williams tries;
Conor Lowndes 2 conversions, 3 penalty goals
defeated
Warnervale 17 Kenani Fale, Atunaisha Turagaveci tries;
Joey Walton 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

The Lakes 36 Macai Raulini 2, Matt Lanzini, Ben Kaifa, Eddie Vuniwawa tries;
Fillimona Seru 1 penalty goal, 4 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 27 Toby Foord 2, Chris Tiatia, Ben Toga, Lachlan Skulander tries;
Mitch Fullager 1 conversion

Avoca Beach 42 Matt Anderson 2, Adam Chettle, Reece Jacobs, Kye Blair, Elliott Dawkins tries;
Dylan Cadogan 6 conversions
defeated
Gosford 10 Josh Reid, Brendon Montgomery tries

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 68
2 Terrigal 52
3 Woy Woy 52
4 Kariong 44
5 The Lakes 41
6 Avoca Beach 39
7 Warnervale 29
8 Hornsby 26
9 Gosford 14

PREMIER 2
Woy Woy 40 Kariong 0
Terrigal 45 Warnervale 7
The Lakes 60 Hornsby 19
Gosford 40 Avoca Beach 7

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 26 The Entrance 14
Avoca Beach 20 Gosford 0

COLTS
Terrigal 35 Warnervale 10
Avoca Beach 33 Woy Woy 19

WOMEN
Woy Woy 20 Ourimbah 0
Woy Woy 20 Ourimbah 0
Terrigal 24 Warnervale 14
Terrigal 24 Warnervale 10
Avoca Beach 21 Hornsby 5
Avoca Beach 22 Hornsby 0

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union continued yesterday with some exciting results but the Final Four will not be decided until the very last round next Saturday.

The Match of the Day saw Woy Woy score on fulltime to defeat Kariong by 30 points to 28 at Kariong Oval. This match went point for point for the entire 80 minutes. Both teams had opportunities to win this match but the final result was not determined until Woy Woy crashed over for a try in the final minute. This try levelled the score at 28 points apiece. The conversion of this try secured the match for Woy Woy. Kariong had the slightly better of the first half and they went to the halftime break leading by 21 points to 13. However both teams knew they had a very realistic chance of victory. Woy Woy’s best players were centre Wade Hannell who was always dangerous with the ball in hand. Others to play well for the visitors were Corey Fleming and Alifeleti Atiola. Woy Woy reduced the gap during the early stages of the second half and by late in the half had squared the scores. Kariong’s best players were back Mitch Clay, who scored 2 tries, Henry Ahovelo and Josh Bottero. The win puts Woy Woy on equal points with Terrigal and their clash next week will decide the Major Semi-finalist. Kariong, despite the loss, remain in the Top Four but wild need to win next week to stay there. It all makes for a very interesting last round of rugby in Central Coast rugby Union next Saturday.

Terrigal secured a hard fought win over Warnervale at The Haven Oval and ran out winners by 28 points to 17. Terrigal were the better team on the day and deserved the win. However they did only score 3 tries to 2 in the match and they did not have things totally their own way. Terrigal scored a converted try right on halftime to take the lead by 15 points to 10. The first half was an even struggle with no quarter asked for or given. Best players for Terrigal were lock Alex Brewin, No.8 Mike Ozdilli and hooker Jim Storey. Warnervale were in this match for much of the 80 minutes. They were best served by back Joey Walton, forward Kevin McNamara and fullback Atunaisha Turagaveci. The win sees Terrigal hang on to second spot but their clash with Woy Woy next Saturday will determine the Major Semi-finalist for this year.

The Lakes defeated Hornsby at Mark Taylor Oval by 36 points to 27. In an exciting and high scoring match The Lakes did enough on the scoreboard to get the win they needed. There were 5 tries scored by each team but the goal kicking of The Lakes proved the difference. The Lakes were always just in front on the scoreboard throughout the match but Hornsby simply would not let them get away. The Lakes led by 24 points to 15 at the halftime break but knew Hornsby would keep coming at them. Hornsby would be disappointed with the loss in their final match of the season but showed once again they do know how to score tries. Hornsby have had a good season and have troubled all teams. They will definitely build on this going into 2019. The Lakes, with the victory, will need to win next week and have other results go their way but they can still make the Finals.

Avoca Beach were far too strong for Gosford and secured an easy 42 points to 10 win at Heazlett Park. Avoca Beach were always in control right from the opening whistle. The home side went to the halftime break leading by 28 points to nil and all but had the match secured even at that stage. Best players for Avoca Beach were five-eight Reece Jacobs, halfback Kye Blair, and fullback Dylan Cadogan. Matt Anderson also made his mark by scoring two very good tries. Gosford were best served by Vince Stewart, Sean Anzelark, and Sam Underwood. Avoca Beach have an outside chance of the Top Four but things will have to really go their way to make the Finals. Gosford have the wooden spoon for 2019.

Ourimbah defeated The Entrance at Ourimbah Rugby Park by 26 points to 14 in President’s Cup. It was a hard fought struggle throughout.

The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday saw Avoca Beach, Terrigal, and Woy Woy secure vital wins in their respective matches.

CCRU Round 16 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 4th AUGUST, 2018
ROUND 16

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION


PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 20 Jayden Pearson try;
Jarrod Grange 5 penalty goals
defeated
Terrigal 11 Salipopo Pamata try;
Mark Koteczky 2 penalty goals

Kariong 29 Blake Silvester, Mitch Clay, Soni Taito, Henry Ahovelo tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
The Lakes 23 Harry Pirini, Peni Raulini, Eddie Vuniwawa, Macai Raulini tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 penalty goal

Woy Woy 36 Blake Arahill 2, Nat Watts 2, Alifeleti Atiola, Fokolulu Taumalolo tries;
Alex Moore 1 conversion;
Dante Otto 1 conversion;
Wade Hannell 1 conversion
defeated
Hornsby 31 Toby Foord, Jack Vandersteen, John King, Ollie Jenkins, Mitch Fullager tries;
Sam White 3 conversions

Avoca Beach 27 Jobe Graham, Dylan Cadogan, Matt Anderson tries;
Dylan Cadogan 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal,
1 field goal
defeated
Warnervale 24 Tom Kaati 2, Faavae Neli, Joey Walton tries;
Joey Walton 2 conversions

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 68
2 Terrigal 48
3 Woy Woy 47
4 Kariong 42
5 The Lakes 36
6 Avoca Beach 34
7 Warnervale 29
8 Hornsby 25
9 Gosford 14

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 13 Ourimbah 10
The Lakes 64 Kariong 0
Woy Woy 36 Hornsby 7
Avoca Beach 29 Warnervale 21

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 31 Terrigal 0
The Entrance 25 Gosford 10

COLTS
Terrigal 38 Ourimbah 7
Avoca Beach 24 Warnervale 22

WOMEN
Woy Woy 31 Hornsby 0
Woy Woy 34 Hornsby 0
Terrigal 24 Ourimbah 5
Terrigal 32 Ourimbah 5
Avoca Beach 17 Warnervale 7
Warnervale 14 Avoca Beach 12

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union competition has entered the exciting time heading into this year’s Finals.
The results yesterday showed the closeness of this year’s Premier 1 competition when each of the four matches was decided in the final minute of each game.

The Match of the Day at The Haven Oval between Ourimbah and Terrigal saw an intense struggle from start to finish. Ourimbah outlasted the home side to win the match by 20 points to 11. There was nothing in the match throughout. Both teams only scored the single try apiece. Ourimbah had slightly better of the first half. They led at the halftime break by 9 points to 3 but pointscoring during that period was limited to penalty goals. Neither team was able to cross for a five pointer. Terrigal did score their sole try early in the second half and thus had reduced the lead to 9 points to 8. So obviously the match was very much up for grabs at that stage. Ourimbah was able to kick a further 2 penalty goals to one in the remainder of the second stanza and nearing fulltime led by 15 points to 11. Both teams pushed themselves to the limit to make the final breakthrough. Both teams had their chances to do so but it was not until right on the fulltime whistle that Ourimbah was able to cross for the winning try by back Jayden Pearson. It was not until that moment that the result was settled. Best players for Ourimbah were prop Will Fraser and Craig Thomas, while Jarrod Grange was a vital cog in their victory. Besides the good play by Jarrod Grange, he was able to kick 5 penalty goals for the visitors. The match was an even affair across the board although the Ourimbah scrum proved the stronger at important periods of the match. Terrigal had their chances especially later in the match but it was not to be. Best players for the home side were five-eight Mark Koteczky, flanker Salipopo Pamata and forward Alex Brewin. Both teams will take a lot out of this match. Both teams know they could have won it. However the win sees Ourimbah securing the Minor Premiership, while Terrigal will have to fight to maintain their second spot on the ladder over the next 2 weeks.

In a most entertaining match at Slade Park, Kariong scored at fulltime to snatch victory over The Lakes by 29 points to 23. It was such a disappointing result for The Lakes who played some exceptional rugby for much of the match. It was such an expansive game of rugby with both teams, especially The Lakes, keen to throw the ball around and they were able to run the ball from all corners of the field. The match saw some wonderful tries scored. The Lakes crossed for 2 tries in the first half to Kariong’s one, and the home side went to the halftime break leading by 10 points to 7. The second half was a see-sawing battle for the entire 40 minutes. During the second half the lead changed 5 times, and the final change came right on fulltime when Kariong score a converted try in the corner. There were many anxious people on both sides of the ground in those final minutes of the match. Kariong were best served by No.8 Blake Silvester, five-eight Mitch Clay and outside back Henry Ahovelo. It was a good team performance by the Kariong squad. The Lakes were just as good if not better than Kariong but the win escaped them by the barest of margins on the day. Best for The Lakes were backs Macai Raulini, Peni Raulini, and Eddie Vuniwawa. The win sees Kariong establishing a 6 points lead over The Lakes on the competition table so things will have to go the way of The Lakes over the last two rounds for them to make the Finals. It was a vital win for Kariong as it allowed them breathing space with the end of the season nearby.

Avoca Beach also scored on fulltime to defeat Warnervale by 27 points to 24 at Woongarrah Oval. Avoca Beach had the better of the first half and by halftime they had established a quite handy 20 points to 14 lead over the home side. They probably deserved that lead at that time. Five-eight Dylan Cadogan was excellent for Avoca Beach and his directional play was putting the visitors on the go forward. He was well supported by another excellent performance from Emile Thomas and young halfback Kye Blair. However the pointscoring ceased for Avoca Beach for much of the second half. Warnervale came storming back into the match and were able to take the lead by 24 points to 20 late in the match. It seemed they had overcome their first half and had come back for a great win. However Avoca Beach centre Matt Anderson crashed over at fulltime to snatch the victory. Warnervale had let the match slip at the final hurdle. Best players for Warnervale were forward Kevin McNamara, Tom Kaati, who scored 2 tries, and five-eight Joey Walton who tallied a personal 9 points.

Woy Woy escaped with a victory when they scored on fulltime to defeat Hornsby by 36 points to 31 at Woy Woy Oval. With the scores locked at 31 points apiece with time quickly running out, it seemed Woy Woy was destined for their second draw two weeks running. However they were able to break through in the final stages to break the deadlock. Hornsby would have been heartbroken. Hornsby went to the halftime break leading by 14 points to 12 and both teams knew at that stage, the match was far from over. It was an exciting game of rugby with plenty of tries on display – in fact 11 in total. Woy Woy quickly took the lead early in the second half with a try and led by 17 points to 14. However Hornsby was not to be denied. They crossed for several tries midway through the second half and actually led by 21 points to 14. This lead was extended to 31 points to 24 but the home side was able to score two late tries to secure the win. Both teams displayed great skill during the 80 minutes. It was nerve wracking win for Woy Woy but it secures their Final Four position for this season, while Hornsby yet again showed they have the talent to push and defeat any team in the competition. Best players for Woy Woy were back Dante Otto, Blake Arahill, and centre Wade Hannell. The Woy Woy backline can certainly score tries. Hornsby had several very good players but none were better than flanker John King, back Sam White, and Ollie Jenkins.

The Entrance defeated Gosford by 25 points to 10 in President’s Cup at Joseph Banks Oval.

The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday saw Avoca Beach, Warnervale Terrigal, and Woy Woy secure vital wins in their respective matches.

CCRU Round 15 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 28th JULY, 2018
ROUND 15

PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 26 Corbin Walters, Toby Carver, Rob Peden, Brett Cunningham tries;
Jayden Pearson 3 conversions
defeated
Kariong 19 Brent Bovis, Corey Holwill, Mitch Clay tries;
Scott Hanley 2 conversions

Woy Woy 24 Jack Dewar 2, Alifeleti Atiola, Nat Watts tries;
Alex Moore 2 conversions
drew with
Avoca Beach 24 Adam Chettle, Matt Peebles, Pat Wheatley, Mitch Jacob tries;
Shaun Townsend 2 conversions

Terrigal 34 Brent Merritt 2, Frankie Webber, Todd Atkins, Vaughan Kernan, Dan Sargeant tries;
Connor Lowndes 2 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 12 Ben Ui, Ollie Jenkins tries;
Sam White 1 conversion

Warnervale 27 Saavae Neli 2, Joey Walton, Mark Donald, Isaac Meehan tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion
defeated
Gosford 12 Sam Underwood, Drew Neist tries;
Damien Montgomery 1 conversion

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 64
2 Terrigal 48
3 Woy Woy 42
4 Kariong 37
5 The Lakes 34
6 Avoca Beach 30
7 Warnervale 27
8 Hornsby 23
9 Gosford 14

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 48 Kariong 24
Woy Woy 8 Avoca Beach 7
Gosford 42 Warnervale 7
Terrigal 41 Hornsby 5

PRESIDENTS CUP
Woy Woy 19 Avoca Beach 15
The Lakes 14 The Entrance 8

COLTS
Avoca Beach 20 Ourimbah 0
Warnervale 37 Terrigal 28

WOMEN
Avoca Beach 14 Woy Woy 12
Avoca Beach 21 Woy Woy 10
Terrigal 10 Hornsby 5
Hornsby 12 Terrigal 10
Warnervale 20 Ourimbah 0
Warnervale 20 Ourimbah 0

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union competition remains a closely fought affair with results yesterday making it no clearer on which teams will go into the Final Series at the end of the year. All matches were quite hard fought and no team went away with an easy win in their respective matches.

The Match of the Day saw Ourimbah maintain their successful run of victories when they defeated Kariong by 26 points to 19 at Kariong Oval. Ourimbah however certainly did not have it all their own way. Ourimbah did start very well and got away to an excellent lead. They controlled proceedings in the early stages and were the better team. This effective play enabled them to go to the halftime break leading relatively comfortably by 19 points to 5. It seemed at that stage that they would go on with it and cement another easy win. However it was not to be. The second half was a real arm wrestle with both teams throwing everything at each other. Kariong wanted a win and they played like it. They actually outscored Ourimbah in the second half by 14 points to 7 but time ran out in their efforts to get the win. Both teams played well. Ourimbah dominated the first half while Kariong showed their ability and spirit in the second half. Best players for Ourimbah lock Matt Hopkins, forward Sam Kearney, and flanker James Blanch. Although Kariong outscored Ourimbah in that second period, Ourimbah did miss out on a lot of points through errors. The win sees Ourimbah maintain their big lead in the competition, while Kariong hang on to fourth spot still with a very possible spot on the cards for the Finals. It all makes for a very interesting last three weeks of the competition.

Avoca Beach and Woy Woy played out a 24 all draw at Heazlett Park. In some ways this was a fair result but probably neither team would think so. Both teams did control play at various stages but neither was able to go on with it and dominate the scoring. Woy Woy started the match so well. They were on the go forward right from the opening whistle. Within the first 12 minutes they had crossed for two excellent team tries, and had jumped to a very handy 14 points to nil lead. It appeared at that stage they would take charge based on how they were playing. The forward pack was strong and making several inroads into the Avoca Beach defence. However Avoca Beach was able to hit back and crossed for their own try soon after so at the midway point of the first half Woy Woy led by 14 points to 7. At that stage the match became a real arm wrestle with neither team able to gain any major ascendancy. Both teams had the opportunity to post points but vital errors at key stages prevented this. The two teams went to the half time break with Woy Woy leading by 14 points to 7. Avoca Beach started the second half very well. Within 5 minutes they had crossed for their second try and with the score at Woy Woy 12 Avoca Beach 12, the match was certainly up for grabs. Avoca Beach took control to some extent during the next 15 minutes when they were able to cross for two further tries. Suddenly they had jumped to a convincing 24 points to 14 lead and it seemed the home side would overcome their slow start to the match and get the win. However the final 10 minutes was controlled by Woy Woy. They crossed for a try in the corner, and then right on fulltime they were able to post their fourth try in the match. The conversion from near touch went wide, and the match was locked at 24 points apiece at fulltime. The draw sees Woy Woy maintain their third spot on the ladder but it makes things very difficult for Avoca Beach in the weeks to come. Best players for Woy Woy were No.8 Alifeleti Atiola, who made several strong runs, flanker Blake Arahill, lock Jack Dewar, and centre Wade Hannell. Avoca Beach were best served by No.8 Emile Thomas, while good performances by Mitch Jacob, Adam Chettle and Matt Pebbles were rewarded with a try each.

Warnervale scored a good win over Gosford at Gosford Showground by 27 points 12. Warnervale had the better of the first half and by halftime had built up a lead of 22 points to 7. It was this effort in the first half that secured them the victory. Warnervale played very well in that period. Their best players were Saavae Neli, who crossed for 2 tries in the match, forward Kevin McNamara and five-eight Joey Walton. The second half was a far more even affair. Both teams were only able to score the single try in the final 40 minutes and this half of rugby developed into trench warfare. Gosford were best served in this period by Sam Underwood and Drew Neist. It was a welcome victory for Warnervale who had gone a long time between drinks.

Terrigal cemented their second spot on the competition ladder when they defeated Hornsby by 34 points to 12 at Mark Taylor Oval. The first half was a battle. Neither team was able to gain any real ascendancy in the first half. Terrigal went to the halftime break only leading by 10 points to 5 so both teams would have felt they were very much in this match. However the second half saw Terrigal take control. They were able to post a total of 24 points while the home side was only able to respond with a converted try. Both teams had their moments in this match. Best players for Terrigal were flanker Ryan Metcalfe, and wingers Brent Merritt and Dan Sargeant. For Hornsby, Ollie Jenkins and Sam White both put in solid performances once again.

The Entrance and The Lakes played out a tough match in President’s Cup at Joseph Banks Oval but it was The Lakes who scored right on the bell to secure the win by 14 points to 8.

The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday saw Avoca Beach, Terrigal, Hornsby, and Warnervale secure vital wins in their respective matches. Most of the teams are in a position to make the Finals, so there will be much intense action over the next few weeks.

CCRU Round 14 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 21st JULY, 2018
ROUND 14


PREMIER 1
Terrigal 45
Sekope Maea 2, Ryan Metcalfe, Frankie Webber, Nicholas Martschenko, Salipopo Pamata tries;
Mark Koteczky 6 conversions; 1 penalty goal
defeated
Avoca Beach 19
Tom Russell, Matt Anderson, Shaun Townsend tries;
Dylan Cadogan 2 conversions

The Lakes 24
Eddie Vuniwawa, Macui Raulini, Dylan Galvin, Fillimona Seru tries;
Fillimona Seru 2 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 10
Matt Willmott, Faavae Neli tries

Woy Woy 50
Fokolulu Taumololo 2, Nat Watts 2, Alifeleti Atiola, Corey Fleming, Nick Barnett, Wes Black tries;
Dante Otto 3 conversions,
Alex Moore 2 conversions
defeated
Gosford 40
Adam Carlisle 2, Josh Reid 2, Josh McGlynn, Aaron Croft tries;
Michael Jones 5 conversions

Ourimbah 64
Elekama Laupola 2, Rob Peden 2, Jonte Witt, Jarrod Grange, Jayden Pearson, Corbin Walters, Steven Pike, Jordan Clark tries;
Jarrod Grange 7 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 24
Ben Toga, Ollie Jenkins, Sam White, Ivan Satu tries;
Sam White 2 conversions

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 59
2 Terrigal 43
3 Woy Woy 39
4 Kariong 36
5 The Lakes 34
6 Avoca Beach 27
7 Warnervale 22
8 Hornsby 23
9 Gosford 14

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 24 Avoca Beach 5
The Lakes 67 Warnervale 0
Gosford 34 Woy Woy 17
Ourimbah 56 Hornsby 3

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 42 Avoca Beach 7
Woy Woy 24 Gosford 15

COLTS
Terrigal 34 Avoca Beach 0
Warnervale 36 Woy Woy 17

WOMEN
Avoca Beach 19 Terrigal 17
Terrigal 5 Avoca Beach 0
Hornsby 34 Ourimbah 5
Hornsby 36 Ourimbah 0
Woy Woy 57 Warnervale 0
Woy Woy 26 Warnervale 10

REPORT :
Round 14 of Central Coast Rugby Union saw some very interesting results, as well as some quite high scoring matches. However the Top Four remains far from settled at this stage.
The Match of the Day saw Terrigal come from behind to defeat Avoca Beach by 45 points to 19 at The Haven Oval. The match was played in front of a huge crowd with wonderful weather conditions. Terrigal started the game extremely well and had crossed for the opening try in just the first few minutes. This 7 points to nil lead was however quickly overtaken. In fact much of the remainder of the first half was dominated by Avoca Beach. The visitors were playing the better rugby and were controlling most aspects of the game. It was during this period that Avoca Beach had taken the lead, and close to halftime were leading by 19 points to 7. Terrigal did kick a penalty goal close to the break to make the halftime score Avoca Beach 19 Terrigal 10. At that stage the match was certainly up for grabs but Avoca Beach were definitely taking the game to the home team. The second half saw both teams battle it out in the early stages but as the match went on, Terrigal became stronger and stronger, both on the paddock and on the scoreboard. Terrigal took control in the final 20 minutes and were able to cross for several match winning tries. For the second week in a row Avoca Beach were kept scoreless in the second half. Best players for Terrigal were No.8 Mike Osdilli, lock Joe Taylor, and flanker Salipopo Pamata. These forwards led a pack of forwards who took control of the set pieces. Another feature of the match was the goal kicking of Mark Koteczky, who kicked all 6 conversions, and added a penalty goal as well. Avoca Beach gave it their all, but just could not maintain the effort for the full 80 minutes. Best players for the visitors were veteran prop Luke Sheridan, fullback Dylan Cadogan and winger Shaun Townsend. The loss sees Avoca Beach in a fight for their lives to make the Finals and will need things to go totally their way to do so. Terrigal, with the win, hang on to second spot and have showed form resurgence in recent weeks.

The Lakes recorded a crucial victory at Slade Park when they defeated Warnervale by 24 points to 10. It was such an important win for the home side as it places them just out of the Top Four, still with a significant chance of making the Finals. The Lakes were controlling much of the game in the first half and went to the halftime break with a very handy 14 points to nil lead. It was a good lead but not enough at that stage. The Lakes went further ahead in the second half to lead 19 points to nil. However the final parts of the match saw Warnervale post two tries to reduce the lead but it was all too late. Best players for The Lakes were forwards Jerry Tikomailepanoni and James McCombie, who both worked hard for the entire 80 minutes. The backs, led by Macui Raulini, Dylan Galvin and Fillimona Seru, certainly took advantage of the good ball supplied by the forward pack. Warnervale fought to the end, and players such as Kevin McNamara and Matt Willmot never stopped giving their all.

Woy Woy hung on to defeat Gosford by 50 points to 40 at Woy Woy Oval. This match was a try fest to say the least. Attack seemed to be the key to the day while the defence from both teams seemed to be a secondary factor. Gosford went to the halftime break leading by 21 point to 14. Gosford deserved their lead through some very good rugby. However Woy Woy took the lead early in the second half when they crossed for two very quick tries. They had jumped to the lead by 26 points to 21. At that stage it seemed the home side would go on with it and secure a comfortable victory. But it was not to be. Gosford got back into the match and pushed the home side right through to full time. It was a tight struggle throughout but Woy Woy were able to outlast the visitors on the scoreboard. Best players for Woy Woy were Dante Otto, Wes Black and Alifeleti Atiola. These three players led what was a good attacking team. They will have to work on their defence mechanisms over the next few weeks as they allowed Gosford to score too readily during the match. Gosford were best served by centre Josh McGlynn, who had a wonderful match, as well as veteran back Adam Carlisle. These two players led a visitor resurgence when things seemed lost early in the second half. The win sees Woy Woy hold on to third spot on the competition ladder but with teams just out of the Top Four, they cannot afford to relax in the coming weeks.

Ourimbah proved far too strong for Hornsby at Ourimbah Rugby Park. The home side ran out winners by 64 points to 24. The match was all but over by halftime when Ourimbah had already raced to a 36 points to 0 lead. Hornsby simply had no answer to what was a very good overall team performance. Hornsby made a far better effort in the second half. They were able to post their own 24 points but still allowed Ourimbah to increase their lead by another 28 points. Ourimbah showed why they are leading this competition and have all but secured the Minor Premiership. Hornsby, although defeated, are still very capable of scoring points. Best players for Ourimbah were No 8. Elekama Laupola, five-eight Jonte Witt, and Rob Peden, who was able to score two tries on his return from injury. Hornby never stopped and were best served by lock Ben Toga, who scored a try, flanker Ollie Jenkins and five-eight Sam White.

The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday saw Avoca Beach, Terrigal, Hornsby and Woy Woy secure vital wins in their respective matches. With four weeks to go, things are quite close for the 6 teams as they race for a position in the Finals Series.