Terrigal lose preliminary final in a nail biter

Terrigal was defeated by Ourimbah at the Central Coast Rugby Union Preliminary Final by one point on Saturday, September 19.

Terrigal was the first to score with their five-eight, Adam Danckert kicking a penalty goal in the seventh minute of the match giving them a three to nil lead.

Ourimbah responded with a penalty goal in the ninth minute and another just six minutes later bringing them to the lead with a score of six to three.

A good conversion by Ryan Fenning of Ourimbah saw the score reach 13 to three but a loose ball close to the line saw Terrigal fullback Alec Herridge score a try.

A conversion by Danckert took Terrigal back into the match with the score reaching 13 to 10 but a penalty goal to Ourimbah resulted in a score of 16 to 10 at half time.

Within the second minute of the second half, Brenton Law of Ourimbah scored a try bringing the score to 23 points to 10. It was in-between the 10th and 25th minute of the second half that Terrigal dominated possession and territory.

Winger, Dan Sargeant scored a try in the 16th minute and a conversion by Danckert brought the score to 23 points to 17.

It was in the 34th minute that Sargeant scored his second try for Terrigal bringing them just one point behind Ourimbah.

A conversion attempted by Danckert was to put Terrigal into the lead but the kick just shaved the posts.

Mr Larry Thomson of Central Coast Rugby Union said: “It was a very emotional match but it is Ourimbah who go onto the grand final next Saturday.

“Terrigal did score three tries but it was the very good goal kicking of Ryan Fenning that got Ourimbah home.”

Media release,
20 Sep 2015
Larry Thomson, Central
Coast Rugby Union

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