The Gosford Kariong Storm Rugby League Club has secured two minor premierships and provided a further two semi-finalists as the Central Coast juniors head into the finals.
The Gosford U13 (2)s lead the way having navigated the home and away rounds without suffering defeat and will undoubtedly approach the big, end of season games brimming full of confidence.
The team’s major hurdle appears to come from the second placed Wyong Roos, who they edged out 28-26 in a thriller the last time the two sides met back during mid-July.
The Storm have also shown themselves to be the form side of the U16 (2) competition having suffered just the single defeat; a shock round nine loss to the third placed Central Wyong Razorbacks.
Beyond this mid-season stumble, Wayne Oatley’s team have racked up a methodical cache of seven wins and a draw; Angus Margin and left centre Jack Hogan featuring prominently in the weekly try scoring column while Kane Thomas has lead a tigerish defensive line.
The club’s third genuine title contenders are the U14 (2)s who finished up second on their ladder behind the undefeated Terrigal.
The Storm have put together a run of eight wins on the trot after falling 26-24 to the front running Terrigal Sharks back during late May and a rematch between these two junior sides is keenly anticipated.
The Central Coast Division Junior Rugby League elimination and qualifying semi-finals kick off at Erina Oval over the weekend of August 23 and 24.
The competition then moves on to EDSACC Oval for the major and minor semi-finals to be held on the last weekend of August.
18 Aug 2014
Andrew Stark, East