Round 15 Results

July 19, 2016

SATURDAY, 23rd JULY, 2016

PREMIER 1 (bonus points in brackets)

Terrigal                        32 (1)
Ethan McInnes, Dylan Calabria, Ryan Metcalfe, Tom Lowe tries;
Aaron Tait 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals

Gosford                       10
Adam Howe try;
Tim Hill 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

Woy Woy                    26 (1)
Iliesa Rokodraga, Clint Wright, Chris Paseka tries; Penalty try;
Alex Moore 3 conversions

Warnervale                    8
Ethan Sant try;
Cameron McNamara 1 penalty goal

Avoca Beach               99 (1)
Julian Bacigalupo 3, Chad Martin 3, Matt Anderson 3, Luke Sheridan 2, Blake Jacob 2, Joe Carroll, Luke Wiseman, Sam Evans, Daniel Ransom tries;
Damon Boxsell and Mitch Jacob 2 conversions each;
Peter Steele, Joe Carroll, and Sam Evans 1 conversion each

The Lakes                      5
Glen Stone try

Kariong                       27
Brent Bovis, Ryan Wallbank, Jesse Tasi tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals

Hornsby                      22 (1)
Joseph Faoagali, Matthew Faoagali, Tutalegi Kioga tries;
Sam White 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Terrigal                        58
Kariong                       46
Avoca Beach               45
Woy Woy                    45
Ourimbah                    40
Gosford                       36
Warnervale                  17
The Lakes                      8
Hornsby                        7

PREMIER 2 (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal                        20        Gosford             7
Woy Woy                    19        Warnervale      12 (1)
Kariong                       33 (1)   Hornsby            5
Avoca Beach               43 (1)   The Lakes          0

PRESIDENTS CUP (bonus points in brackets)
Gosford                       21        Terrigal            12
Woy Woy                    20 (1)   Warnervale        0
The Lakes                    41 (1)   Avoca Beach     0

COLTS (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal                        31 (1)   Gosford             7
Warnervale                  20 (1)   Woy Woy          0


Terrigal returned to the winners list with a comfortable win over Gosford by 32 points to 10 at The Haven Oval. It was a quick return to form for the Terrigal team after their first loss of the season last week.
Terrigal got away to an excellent start and dominated much of the early stages of the match. They were playing the better rugby and were controlling things on the paddock and on the scoreboard. Terrigal led by 10 points to 3 early on in the match and even had chances to post further points. They were playing controlled rugby and they were reaping the benefits. It was the period just prior to halftime that proved critical. Terrigal were able to cross for two converted tries in that period and these 14 points had jumped Terrigal to a very handy 24 points to 3 lead at the halftime break. The game was all but over at that stage. Gosford did have some short periods of good attack in the first half but simply were unable to post any further points. Terrigal were the better team and deserved the lead. Terrigal were best served by No.8 Josh Vainikolo, centre Tom Lowe and halfback Sekope Meaa. They were controlling proceedings and leading from the front. Gosford made a far better effort in the second half and the final 40 minutes only saw Terrigal outscore Gosford to the tune of 8 points to 7. There was nothing in this half but it was all too late for the visitors. Gosford never gave up and tried to get back into the match. Their best players in this period were forward Al Lock, winger Adam Howe, who crossed for their try, and centre Tim Hill. It was a good win by Terrigal and more or less ensured them of the Minor Premiership this season. Gosford chances of making the Top four this season have all but ended, even though mathematically they are still a chance.

Woy Woy gained a vital bonus point in their defeat of Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval by 26 points to 8. This was a very physical clash from start to finish, and both teams gave it their all for the entire 80 minutes. This match was much closer then the scores indicate. Woy Woy were the better team in the first half and went to the break leading by 14 points to 3. Even though they were leading, Woy Woy knew they had a battle on their hands. Woy Woy were certainly stronger in the set piece and their scrum was causing quite a lot of damage. Warnervale came out firing in the second half and held sway for quite long periods of the second half. They went close to scoring on several occasions but, due to good Woy Woy defence, were only able to cross for the one try. Both teams scored a try midway through the second half and this made the scoreline Woy Woy 21 Warnervale 8, and both teams knew a result their way was still on the cards. Best players for Woy Woy were No.8 Chris Paseka and winger Iliesa Rokodraga, who was always dangerous with the ball in hand. Warnervale had several very good efforts but none were better than flanker Ethan Sant, locks Ryan Tomasi and Matt Willmott, and hooker Rhys Sexton. It was only the final play of the match that Woy Woy was able to cross for their fourth try. It proved a very important win for Woy Woy, and a result that also shows that Warnervale will trouble all teams in the final three rounds of this year’s competition.

Kariong had to battle hard to gain their victory over Hornsby at Kariong Oval, running out winners by 27 points to 22.  Kariong had the better of the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 7. Many thought that they would go on with it and continue their great recent form. But Hornsby had other ideas and put in a very strong second half. Hornsby scored early in the second half to make the score 17 to 12 in Kariong’s favour so everyone at that stage knew a battle for victory was on. This remained the situation for much of the second half. A penalty goal each made the score 20 to 15 with time running out. Both teams did score a try apiece in the final stages, firstly Kariong to lead 27 to 15, and then Hornsby to reduce the home side’s lead to 27 – 22. This remained the final score. Best players for Kariong were No.8 Phil Brown, prop Ricky Walker and fullback Ryan Wallbank. Hornsby was best served by Sam White and Ed Mills. It was an important win to Kariong who remain very well placed in second spot on the competition ladder.

Avoca Beach crossed for 17 tries in their demolition of The Lakes at Heazlett Park. The score line of 99 points to 5 certainly sees Avoca Beach back into Premiership contention, but obviously it proved a tough day for The Lakes. Avoca Beach controlled proceedings from start to finish. They led by 36 points to nil at the halftime break and then went on to score a further 63 points in the second stanza. It was an unfortunate match for The Lakes but generally they have had a most successful year on and off the field. Best players for the home side were Chad Martin, Damon Boxsell and Matt Anderson. The Lakes were best served by Che O’Brien and Ross McNair.