Round 2 Results

April 9, 2017



Kariong                       22
Jake Holwill 2, Phil Browne tries;
Scott Hanley 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Avoca Beach              14
Mitch Jacob try;
Nathan Brown 3 penalty goals

Warnervale                 22 (1)
Scott Fitzpatrick 3, Josh Holman tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion

Woy Woy                   12
Alifeliti Atiola, Sione Alatini tries;
Alex Moore 1 conversion

Gosford                       43 (1)
Sam Underwood 2, Brenton Wagner 2, Al Lock, Vince Stewart, Shem Bush tries;
Josh Reid 3 conversions;
Hugo Pike 1 conversion

Hornsby                        7
Harry Fox try;
Sam White 1 conversion

Ourimbah                    69 (1)
Josefa Biu 5, Tyler Jones 2, Jack Stonestreet 2, Oliver Dark, Jayden Pearson tries;
Rob Richardson 7 conversions

The Lakes                   12
Harry Pirini, Johnny Feifae tries;
Ross McNair 1 conversion

Kariong                       35 (1)  Avoca Beach  14
Woy Woy                   19        Warnervale      3
Gosford                       62 (1)  Hornsby            3
Ourimbah                    10        The Lakes         0

Avoca Beach              33 (1)  Kariong             0
Woy Woy                   25 (1)  Warnervale       7
Gosford                       20 (1)  Hornsby            0
Ourimbah                    28 (1)  The Lakes         7
The Entrance              25 (1)  Terrigal             5

Avoca Beach              22        Kariong           17 (1)
Woy Woy                   20 (1)  Warnervale       0


The 2017 Central Coast Rugby season continued yesterday with some very interesting results. In the Match of the Day, Kariong continued their very good early season form when they defeated Avoca Beach by 22 points to 14 at Kariong Oval. It was an even struggle throughout but it was Kariong who scored 3 tries to 1 to secure the victory. Kariong got away to an excellent start and controlled proceedings in the early stages. They jumped to an early 12 nil lead and by halftime this lead was 12 points to 3 and things were looking very good for them at that stage. The home side definitely did have the better of the first half. However early in the second half it was Avoca Beach who made a good comeback and actually took a 14 points to 12 lead in the match midway through that half. Avoca Beach scored a try and fullback Nathan Brown kicked a couple of vital penalty goals. But Kariong quickly hit back to score their third try, and with a late penalty goal, had secured the win. It was a good game of rugby and Kariong showed they will be a force this year in the competition. The outstanding players for Kariong were flankers Lachlan Peruch who had a great game. He was everywhere in attack and defence. He was very well supported by five-eight Ryan Walbank, centre Jim Callaghan and winger Jake Holwill, who crossed for two individual tries. Best players for Avoca Beach were flankers Blake Jacob and Bradd Sheridan, and centre Matt Anderson. The win takes Kariong to the top of the competition ladder at this early point of the season.

Warnervale scored their first win of the season when they defeated Woy Woy by 22 points to 12 at Woongarrah Oval. Warnervale started strongly and took control of the match in the early stages. In fact they dominated the first 40 minutes and as a result were able to go to the halftime break leading by 22 points to nil. They had scored 4 tries in the first half and had already gained their bonus point. Warnervale had several very good players during this period. None were better than flanker Dean Crofsky, while centre Scott Fitzpatrick had a wonderful match scoring 3 tries. It was certainly the start Warnervale wanted. However they were not to score a point in the second half while Woy Woy tried desperately to get back into the match. Woy Woy did score two tries in the second half to reduce the lead but it was not going to be enough. Best player for Woy Woy was flanker Lapana Vitale. Warnervale, like Kariong, have showed they will have a good season based on their performances in the first two rounds.

Ourimbah started their match like a house on fire when they defeated The Lakes by 69 points to 12 at Slade Park. They had scored 3 tries in the opening few minutes of the match to take an early lead. The Lakes were never to recover from this initial onslaught. Ourimbah raced in 11 tries in the match to totally dominate proceedings. Lock Josefa Biu was outstanding, crossing for 5 individual tries. He was well supported by forward Tyler Jones, and backs Jack Stonestreet and Rob Richardson. The Lakes gave it their all but it was not enough on the day. Players like Harry Pirini and Ross McNair never stopped trying.

Gosford also secured their first win of the season when they defeated Hornsby by 43 points to 7 at Gosford Showground. The match was a very even affair in the early stages with both teams displaying some very pleasing rugby. Hornsby did miss opportunities to score early on. However it was Gosford who gradually started to take control and the further the match went on the stronger the home side became, both on the paddock and on the scoreboard. Gosford were able to score 7 tries to 1 and this fact alone shows how effective their win was. Best players for Gosford were backs Josh Reid and Sam Underwood, while forwards Al Lock and Hugo Pike were always very close to the action. Hornsby were best served by Harry Fox and Sam White.

In the President’s Cup on Friday night, The Entrance scored a very good win over Terrigal at Joseph Banks Oval by 24 points to 5. They played very structured rugby to record their first win if the season. It was a good game of rugby and both teams gave it their all