Round 2 Results

April 21, 2024

SATURDAY, 20th APRIL, 2024


Terrigal                        28
Jayden Woolley 2, Lachlan Sooialo, Josh Vainikolo tries;
Adam Danckert 4 conversions

Razorbacks                    7
Matt Martin try;
Edan Sirone 1 conversion

Lake Macquarie          21
Sam Neufeldt, Isaako Enosa tries;
Brendan Holliday 2 penalty goals;
Sam Neufeldt 1 penalty goal;
Eric Ah Hing 1 conversion

Avoca Beach                 7
Kye Tancred try;
Fionn Henderson-Foley 1 conversion

Gosford                       27
Ben Shelley 2, Richard Harvey tries;
Ben Shelley 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals

Woy Woy                    10
Charles Buckley, Jack Morrison tries

Terrigal                          9
Avoca Beach                 5
Razorbacks                    5
Lake Macquarie            4
Gosford                         4
Warnervale                    0
Woy Woy                      0

Terrigal                        25        Razorbacks      15
Gosford                       43        Woy Woy          0
Avoca Beach               67        Lake Macquarie   0

Terrigal                        33        Razorbacks        0
Avoca Beach               41        Lake Macquarie    14
Kariong                       10        The Bay            7
Warnervale                  19        The Lakes       10

WOMEN’S 10’s
Terrigal                        22        Razorbacks      12
The Lakes                   33        Warnervale      10
Lake Macquarie          31        Avoca Beach   17

The 2024 Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with some very tight games of rugby. Round 2 in the WLG Premier 1 series of matches saw some interesting results. The matches were played in extremely wet conditions. There were sudden downpours during the games and with some short breaks in between. It all made for some very difficult conditions.

 The Match of the Day at Ourimbah Rugby Park saw Terrigal account for the Razorbacks by 28 points to 7. On a field that was becoming increasingly boggy during the match, the standard of play was quite pleasing. It was Terrigal who adapted to the conditions the better the further the match went on. However the Razorbacks got away to the better start when they opened the scoring with a converted try to their flanker Matt Martin. The match was certainly proving an arm wrestle in the very wet conditions. Terrigal responded quite quickly and in fact had crossed for two converted tries before halftime. Terrigal went to the halftime break leading by 14 points to 7. So at this stage both teams knew they had their chances for victory. After the break, play did continue to move from one end of the field to the other despite the conditions, but it was Terrigal who were able to post those vital points. In fact they crossed the try line twice in the second stanza. They gradually increased their lead during the second half, going from a 14 -7 lead, to 21-7 and then finally to 28 points to 7. Terrigal had several star performers but none were better than halfback Jye Cornish, No.8 Lachlan Sooialo, flanker Sam Kenny and five-eight Adam Danckert. Best for the Razorbacks were flankers Matt Martin and Manoa Vilikea, lock Cameron McGinn and winger Edan Sirone. The win by Terrigal sees them jump to the top of the competition ladder early in the season. The Razorbacks will regroup but would have taken a lot from the match.

Walters Park at Boolaroo saw a wonderful game of rugby between home team Lake Macquarie and visitors Avoca Beach. In what most people would suggest, Lake Macquarie caused an upset by defeating Avoca Beach by 21 points to 7. Not many people would have predicted that result. But it all came from an excellent performance by the home team for the entire 80 minutes. Avoca Beach got away to the stronger start and it was not long into the match before they had crossed for a converted try to lead by 7 points to nil. However it was Lake Macquarie who came back hard and by halftime had responded with their own two tries to take the lead by 12 points to 7. The home team went to the half time break with that lead so they had definitively set the standard for the match. The second half was a real arm wrestle in the very damp conditions. No tries were scored in the final 40 minutes. In fact Avoca Beach was kept scoreless while Lake Macquarie was able to convert three very vital penalty goals. Avoca Beach were becoming frustrated by their inability to bridge the gap. The win sees Lake Macquarie make their mark on the competition – to defeat the reigning Premiers shows their huge improvement from last year and they will trouble all teams this year. Best players for Lake Macquarie were centre Isaako Enosa, who crossed for a try, and hooker Matt Bartley. Avoca Beach were best served by lock Matt Anderson, and flankers Brad Sheridan and Michael Houssenloge.

Gosford scored a good win over Woy Woy at Gosford Showground by 27 points to 10. The conditions were extremely wet underfoot in this match and players faced very trying conditions. Gosford opened the scoring with a very early converted try to five-eight Ben Shelley. This 7 nil scoreline remained the score for much of the first half, before Woy Woy posted their first try late in the half. Gosford went to the halftime break leading by the very narrow margin of 7 points to 5. This scoreline was a true indication of the flow of the match at that stage. Gosford took a little more control in the second half and were able to post a further 20 points in that final 40 minutes, including two tries, while Woy Woy were only able to respond with the lone try. It was a deserved victory to the Gosford team, but both teams showed marked improvement from the previous Saturday and showed that they will continue to improve as the season develops. Best players for Gosford were five-eight Ben Shelley, who crossed for two tries, prop Richard Harvey and flanker Hugo Pike. Woy Woy’s best were centre Guy Blades, and locks Jack Danielson and Jack Morrison. Morrison was playing in his first top grade match and crossed for a try on debut.

The CCRU Women’s 12’s competition continued with some interesting results. Matches yesterday saw wins to Terrigal, Lake Macquarie and The Lakes. The outstanding result was the victory by Lake Macquarie over Avoca Beach, and with two victories this season, are placed at the top of the competition ladder with Terrigal.

In the President’s Cup competition, Kariong defeated The Bay by 10 points to 7, while The Lakes went down to Warnervale in a tight struggle.