Round 4 Results

April 26, 2016

SATURDAY, 23rd APRIL, 2016

PREMIER 1 (bonus points in brackets)

Avoca Beach               32 (1)
Elliott Dawkins, Chad Martin, Mick Arnold, Matt Anderson, Nathan Brown tries;
Nathan Brown 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal;
Mitch Jacob 1 conversion
Ourimbah                    10
Apisai Vatubuli try;
Jarrod Grange 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

Gosford                       49 (1)
Adan Howe 3, Adam Carlisle 2, Chris Heap, Luke Hennig, Joel Wagner, Brenton Wagner tries;
Hugo Pike 2 conversions
Hornsby                        0Kariong                       30 (1)
Ryan Wallbank, Scott Hanley, Cory Holwill, Josh Bottero tries;
Scott Hanley 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals

Warnervale                  12
Sione Ala, Miles Tauel tries;
Sione Ala 1 conversion

Woy Woy                    31
Lapana Vitale, Iliesa Rokodraga, Wade Hannell tries;
Alex Moore 4 penalty goals, 2 conversions

The Lakes                    16
Noah Halapi try;
Bill Moroney 3 penalty goals, 1 conversion

Terrigal                        15
Ourimbah                    15
Avoca Beach               14
Woy Woy                    14
Gosford                       10
Kariong                         5
Hornsby                        5
The Lakes                     1
Warnervale                   0

PREMIER 2 (bonus points in brackets)
Ourimbah          7                    Avoca Beach     7
Woy Woy        21                    The Lakes        17 (1)
Warnervale      15                    Kariong           12 (1)
Gosford           18                    Hornsby            5

PRESIDENTS CUP (bonus points in brackets)
The Lakes        7                     Woy Woy          5 (1)
Kariong           21                    Warnervale      13
Gosford           20 (1)               Hornsby            0
Terrigal              8                    The Entrance     5 (1)

COLTS (bonus points in brackets)
Gosford           20                    Warnervale      13
Woy Woy        20 (1)               Terrigal              0
Ourimbah        36 (1)               Avoca Beach   10

Round 4 of the Central Coast rugby competition saw several quite even matches, all played in relatively damp conditions. The Match of the Round saw Avoca Beach continue on their undefeated way when they defeated Ourimbah by 36 points to 10 at Heazlett Park. Avoca Beach got away to the best of starts and within a couple of minutes of the kick off, the home side had crossed for their first try. They could not have wished for a better start. This 7 points to nil lead saw them in front, a position they held for the remainder of the match. The remainder of the first half saw them control much of the proceedings and they were able to cross for another try, and kicked a penalty goal, to lead by 15 points to nil at the halftime break. Avoca Beach were playing the better rugby and had the lead, but the match was still up for grabs. Avoca Beach had several very good players in the match. None were better than prop Josh Meadham, who continues to show great form, while he was well supported by centre Mitch Jacob and backs Matt Anderson and Nathan Brown. Ourimbah knew they would have to start the second half well to get back into the match. While the second stanza was a far more even affair, with scores in that half being Avoca Beach 17 and Ourimbah 10, the visitors never did enough to get fully back into the match. Ourimbah were best served by prop Brett Cunningham, back Jack Stonestreet and flanker Jack Sheehan, who all never stopped trying. Avoca Beach had won the match, and kept their undefeated record. Ourimbah know teams are most keen to defeat them as the current Premiers, and will take a lot from the match.

Woy Woy recorded a 31 points to 16 win over The Lakes at Slade Park. This match was much tighter than scores indicate and it was in the first half where Woy Woy got the lead and maintained it for the remainder of the match. Woy Woy played good rugby in the first half and went to the midpoint break leading by a handy 28 points to 13 lead. That effort was enough to win the match. The second half was a real arm wrestle. It was a totally even struggle with both sides only able to kick a penalty goal each in that final 40 minutes. Woy Woy had scored three tries to one in the match and that was a fair indication of the overall flow of the match. Best players for Woy Woy were centre Wade Hannell, flanker Lapana Vitale, and hooker Nick Garnett. The Lakes gave it their all, and tried to get back in the match in the second half but it was not to be. Best players for the home side were prop Glen Stone and back Brendan Quigg.

Kariong recorded their first win of the season when they defeated Warnervale by 30 points to 12 at Woongarrah Oval. The win would be a relief for Kariong after quite a few good performances in recent weeks. The entire match saw Kariong just that little bit more in control in general play, and as a result on the scoreboard. Kariong went to the halftime break leading by 18 points to 5, and continued on in the same vein to post a further 12 points in the second half to secure the victory. Kariong scored 4 tries to one and that was an indicator of the difference between the two teams. Best players for Kariong were lock Jake Smith, halfback Scott Hanley, and flanker Josh Bottero. Warnervale never stopped trying and several players put in good performances. Best on the day for them were flanker Jacob Griffin and No.8 Tevita Moala.

Gosford retuned to the winner’s circle when they recorded a handsome win over Hornsby by 49 points to nil at Gosford Showground. Gosford were always in control. They controlled the set pieces for the entire 80 minutes and as a result were able to cross for 9 tries in the match. It was simply not Hornsby’s day. They could not get into the match and everything they tried failed to come to fruition. It was a good effort by the Gosford team. Best players for Gosford were backs Joel Wagner and Adam Howe. Howe was able to cross for three personal tries for the home side. Gosford led by 19 points to nil at halftime, and then were able to continue their good form and to pile on a further 30 points in the final 40 minutes. The win keeps Gosford in touch with the leading teams, while Hornsby will need to regroup for their next match.

In the President’s Cup, The Entrance and Terrigal played out a tight match at Joseph Banks Oval. Terrigal were able to sneak home by 8 point to 5 in a match that could have gone either way. In a match played on Friday night, with a big crowd in attendance, these spectators were treated to a hard fought contest.