The Gosford Kariong U16 (2)s rugby league team suffered their first defeat of the year, falling 30-8 to a committed Central Wyong at the St Edward’s College Oval.
Whilst the Central Wyong Razorbacks did unleash a forceful performance and fully deserved the magnitude of their win, it was a horror afternoon for the boys in purple. Gosford Coach Wayne Oatley will surely be subjected to recurring nightmares in the aftermath of his team’s uncharacteristically ramshackle opening half; a period which saw possession repeatedly turned over, players running over the sideline, penalty kicks failing to find touch, a plethora of missed tackles and to make matters worse, a series of wear and tear injuries.
Central Wyong posted four first half tries to head the competition leaders 20-0 at the break before a more even second half saw both sides post two tries. A commanding 48-6 victory over Northern Lakes by the table topping Gosford U13 (2)s was the lone bright spot on an otherwise grim day of results for the Gosford club’s competition teams. The Storm’s Under 15 (1) s ran into a white hot Tigers outfit at EDSAAC; The Entrance 15s boast seven Central Coast representative players and showed their class, running in nine tries to eclipse the visitors 46-4. Narrower losses were accrued by the 12 (2)s and the 10 (2)s at the same venue, while the Open Grade were edged out 42-0 at Toukley.
Congratulations to Gosford Kariong Storm junior and current Ourimbah Magpie, Callum Blinco who featured on the wing for the Central Coast’s U18s representative team. A bad day at the oval for Gosford Kariong Storm The Coasties finished as runners up in this year’s Country Championships, falling 42-24 to the Northern Tigers in the final at Tamworth’s Scully Park on June 21.
Media release, 23 Jun 2014