CCRU Round 11 Results

June 30, 2019

SATURDAY, 29th JUNE, 2019


Gosford                       28 (1)
Jackson Steinbeck 2, Drew Neist, Nick Bracken tries;
Adam Carlisle 4 conversions

The Lakes                     5
Eddie Vuniwawa try

Terrigal                       26 (1)
Ethan McInnes, Sekope Maea, Jim Storey, Nathan Simpson tries;
Jayden Woolley 3 conversions

Kariong                         7
Brent Bovis try;
Lachlan Peruch 1 conversion

Ourimbah                    62 (1)
Brenton Law 2, Tyron Davies 2, Trent Harrison 2, James Blanch, Josefa Biu, Josh Holman, Jack Stonestreet tries;
Tyron Davis 6 conversions

Hornsby                        7
Leone Naisaorotaboa try;
Sam White 1 conversion

Avoca Beach               26
Alex Halls 2, Fion Henderson-Foley tries;
Shaun Townsend 1 conversion, 3 penalty goals

Woy Woy                   16
Edward Kelly, George Manu tries;
Alex Moore 1 penalty goal;
George Manu 1 penalty goal

The Lakes                   32 (1)  Gosford           12
Terrigal                       68 (1)  Kariong             7
Ourimbah                    24 (1)  Hornsby            0
Avoca Beach               33 (1)  Woy Woy         0

The Lakes                   50 (1)  Gosford             0
Terrigal                     104 (1)  Kariong             0
Avoca Beach               64 (1)  Woy Woy         5
The Entrance              20 (1)  Warnervale       0

Avoca Beach               41 (1)  Gosford             7
Terrigal                       33 (1)  Kariong           14

Terrigal                       39 (1)  Kariong             0
Terrigal                       49 (1)  Kariong             0
Avoca Beach               31 (1)  Woy Woy         0
Avoca Beach               26 (1)  Woy Woy         7
Hornsby                      20 (1)  Ourimbah          0
Hornsby                      20 (1)  Ourimbah          0


The Central Coast Rugby Union competition witnessed some quite gripping games of rugby on Saturday afternoon and evening.

The Match of the Day between Gosford and The Lakes at Gosford Showground resulted in a win to Gosford by 28 points to 5. Gosford took control of this match very early on and were never headed. In fact for much of the first half Gosford was camped on The Lakes’ territory and The Lakes were finding it quite impossible to get out of that area. Gosford were playing some very effective rugby and were not allowing the visitors any leeway in this first half. Gosford went to the halftime break leading by 21 points to nil and these three tries had certainly put the home team on the road to victory. It was only later in the first 40 minutes that The Lakes were able to gain some territory and look a little dangerous. The second half was a far more even affair with both teams having their chances of posting points. However because of that first half lead Gosford never seemed to get challenged on the paddock and on the scoreboard. They crossed for their fourth try midway through the half and this lead of 28 points to nil saw them gain the victory. The Lakes did cross for a try right on fulltime but the match was well and truly all over by then. Gosford confirmed their third position on the competition table while the loss by The Lakes sees them drop out of the Top Four. Best players for Gosford were centre Josh McGlynn, flanker Sean Anlezark, while Jackson Steinbeck was rewarded with two very good tries. It was just not The Lakes’ day although their players gave their best. Best for the visitors were halfback Logan Hemopo, while Eddie Vuniwawa scored his team’s only points.

The night game saw Terrigal record a 26 points to 7 win over Kariong at The Haven Oval. In front of a pleasing crowd the match proved a tight struggle throughout although Terrigal were always ahead on the scoreboard. Terrigal opened up the scoring early in the match and by the midway point of the first half already had a lead of 12 points to nil after they had crossed for two very good tries. It seemed at that stage that the home team may take complete control in the match. However much of the remainder of the first half, and of the match, proved a real arm wrestle. Both teams were playing some pleasing rugby and Kariong were definitely putting on one of their best displays for the season. Kariong got themselves back in the match when their centre Brent Bovis crossed adjacent to the posts for a converted try which reduced the Terrigal lead to 12 points to 7. However just prior to halftime Terrigal went further ahead when they crossed for a third try to lead by 19 points to 7 at the halftime break. The second half was a very dour battle. Both teams gave it their all. Both teams had chances to score but some dropped passes at key times did prevent further point scoring. In fact there was only the lone try in the final 40 minutes and that was to Terrigal and that try did cement the victory for the home side. The score line of 28 points to 7 was enough for the home side to hang on for victory. Best players for Terrigal were prop Nathan Simpson, flankers Sam Kenny and Ethan McInnes, and halfback Sekope Maea. No. 8 Phil Brown, flankers Lachlan Peruch and Josh Bottero, and centre Brent Bovis put in the best performances for Kariong. The win sees Terrigal remain in second spot on the competition ladder while Kariong must win many games from now on if they are to make the Final Four this year. Both teams would be pleased with their efforts last night.

Ourimbah continued on their winning ways with a very comfortable win over Hornsby at Woongarrah Oval by 62 points to 7. It was basically one way traffic for most of the match. Ourimbah jumped to the lead very early in the match and were never to be headed for the entire 80 minutes. Ourimbah led by 33 points to nil at the halftime break and then went on to record a further 29 points in the second stanza. Ourimbah stay at the top of the competition table and also maintain their undefeated record for this season. The best players for Ourimbah were winger Daniel Ford, back Tyron Davis and half back Josh Holman. It was not one of Hornsby’s better days but the players never faltered in trying to get into the match. Best players for them were Sam White and their try scoring back Leone Naisaorotaboa            .

Avoca Beach returned to the winners list with a 26 points to 16 win over Woy Woy at Heazlett Park. This contest was a quite even affair throughout and both teams could have won on the day. Woy Woy went to the halftime break leading in this match by 13 points to 10 so it was any body’s match at that stage. Avoca Beach did score three tries to two in the encounter so that fact alone probably shows that Avoca Beach deserved to win on the day but also showed the closeness of the struggle. There were missed opportunities for both teams on the day. Avoca Beach, with the win, however return to the Top Four and would be most pleased with that.  Woy Woy played well and may consider themselves a little unlucky but it seems that is how their season is unfolding. Best players for Avoca Beach were young winger Alex Halls, No.8 Fion Henderson-Foley and Mitch Jacob. Shaun Townsend, on his return to the club, also played well and posted 11 individual points. Woy Woy were best served by locks Edward Kelly and Kane Burns, and prop Tyrone Fleming had one of his best games this season.

Women’s 7’s rugby saw wins to Terrigal, Hornsby and Avoca Beach in what proved an exciting round of women’s rugby across the Central Coast.