Round 18 Results

August 20, 2017

SATURDAY, 19th August, 2017

PREMIER 1 (bonus points are in brackets)

Terrigal                       42 (1)
Sekope Maea 2, Ethan McInnes, Nathan Simpson, Pat Niurua, Joe Taylor tries;
Adam Danckert 6 conversions

Woy Woy                   20
Blake Arahill 2, Fokolulu tries;
Alex Moore 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

Warnervale                 29 (1)
Jake Holman, Josh Holman, Gavin Thomas, Atunaisa Turagabeci tries;
Mitchell Johnson 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Ourimbah                    26 (2)
Matt King 2, Owen Turner, Clint Guyatt tries;
Jarrod Grange 2 conversions;
Ryan Pike 1 conversion

Kariong                       32 (1)
Josh Bottero 2, Blake Silvester, Mitch Clay, Brandon Shillingsworth tries;
Scott Hanley 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Gosford                       10
Josh McGlynn, Jackson Steinbeck tries

Avoca Beach               46 (1)
Luke Sheridan 2, Connor Kondrat 2, Blake Jacob, Chad Martin, Pat Wheatley, Matt Anderson tries;
Jake McPhie 1 conversion;
Pat Wheatley 1 conversion;
Connor Kondrat 1 conversion

The Lakes                   12
Siti Kinikini, Anthony McGuiness tries;
Esala Bola 1 conversion

PREMIER 2 (bonus points are in brackets)
Terrigal           24 (1)  Woy Woy       10
Ourimbah        28        Warnervale     20
Gosford           45 (1) Kariong           12
Avoca Beach   12        The Lakes       12

PRESIDENTS CUP (bonus points are in brackets)
Terrigal           34 (1)  Woy Woy         5
Ourimbah        78 (1)  Warnervale       5
Gosford           97 (1)  Kariong             3
Avoca Beach   45 (1)  The Lakes         5
The Entrance  12        Hornsby            0

COLTS (bonus points are in brackets)
Woy Woy       10        Terrigal             7 (1)
Avoca Beach   17        Kariong             7


The last round of the Central Coast Rugby Union season has finally settled the composition of the Finals Series for 2017. In what proved a very nerve wracking afternoon of rugby for club officials, the Premier 1 finished up with the following teams making up the Top Four :
1. Terrigal                 
2. Ourimbah             
3. Kariong                 
4. Warnervale                      

The crucial match saw Warnervale defeat Ourimbah by 29 points to 26 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. The win by Warnervale saw them gain a position in the Final Series at the expense of Woy Woy who were defeated by Terrigal. Warnervale finished the year like a house on fire and they won their last 4 matches to sneak into the Top Four. They also started this match yesterday extremely well and took control right from the very start. They played excellent rugby and before long were leading by 19 points to nil. Ourimbah had no answer to this early onslaught. Warnervale had come to the contest with a mission and they were putting the vital points on the board. By halftime Ourimbah had come back into the match a little with their own converted try, but it was Warnervale who went to the halftime break leading by 19 points to 7. Both teams knew the match was far from over. The second half was a real arm wrestle. Ourimbah outscored the visitors in the second half but the Warnervale team was able to hang on for victory. Warnervale led by 22 points to 19 midway through the second half and the match was certainly very much up for grabs. Warnervale then scored to lead by 29-19, but it was Ourimbah who were finishing the stronger. Ourimbah did score a try right on fulltime, but Warnervale were able to hang on for victory. Best players for Warnervale were hooker Dean Crofsky, halfback Josh Holman, and centre Jack Hogan. Best for Ourimbah were lock Steven Pike and centre Owen Turner. It was a great moment for the Warnervale club, and made even better for them when they became aware of the scores from the other grounds. Warnervale will play Kariong in next week’s Minor Semifinal.

Terrigal finished the 2017 regular season undefeated when they defeated Woy Woy by 42 points to 20 at The Haven Oval. The loss by Woy Woy saw them drop out of the Final Series to that club’s huge disappointment. The loss allowed Warnervale to take their place. The first half at The Haven was a quite an even battle and in fact there was nothing between the two teams. Terrigal led by 12 points to 7 late in the first half and with a try right on halftime were able to go to the break leading by 19 points to 7. It was a handy lead at that stage. The second half saw Terrigal continue in the same vein and were able to score a further 21 points in the second half. Woy Woy were able to respond with their own 13 points in that second half but it was not to be enough. Terrigal go into the Finals full of confidence and will play in the Major Semi-final in 2 weeks time against Ourimbah. Best players for Terrigal were halfback Sekope Maea, and locks Joe Taylor and Josh Vainikolo. Woy Woy never gave up and were best served by halfback Mitch Hyde, lock Kane Burns and prop Tyrone Fleming.

Kariong confirmed their Finals berth with a comfortable 32 points to 10 win over Gosford at Kariong Oval. Kariong had the win secure at the halfway mark when they led by 27 points to 0 at the break. Kariong had already done enough to cement their semi-final spot by that time. Gosford did outscore Kariong in the second half but it was all too late for the visitors. Kariong were best served by No.8 Blake Silvester, flanker Josh Bottero, who crossed for 2 tries, and five-eight Mitch Clay. Best for the visitors were back Josh McGlynn and flanker Hugo Pike.

Avoca Beach finished the season strongly with an easy 46 points to 12 win over The Lakes at Slade Park. The first half was a very even affair and the visitors only went to the break leading by 12 points to 5. However the second half was all Avoca Beach and they were able to pile on a further 34 points. Avoca Beach had several very good players but none were more effective than prop Luke Sheridan and centre Chris Newton. The Lakes had several good players, and these were headed by prop Michael Ferry and lock Anthony McGuiness.

The Entrance completed their season in the President’s Cup at Joseph Banks Oval with a hard fought 12 points to nil win over Hornsby.