The Central Coast Roosters’ Matthews Cup team have extended their winning streak to four following an impressive 16 points to 6 victory over Canterbury at the Morry Breen Field, Kanwal, on March 12.
Led by powerful performances up the middle from Ryan Jones and Brae Verheyen, the Roosters managed to ground out a six point advantage by halftime against the physically imposing Bulldogs.
A Canterbury mistake early in the second half gifted the Coast a fresh attacking set, and the Coast’s Verheyen, duly crashed over the try line to push the advantage out to ten.
A spectacular leap and catch from left centre, Corey Fenning, with 12 minutes remaining, resulted in the Roosters third try, sealing a hard-fought victory.
The Shane Whitton coached team continue to sit perched at the top of the competition ladder alongside other undefeated sides from Newcastle and Cronulla.
The Coast’s SG Ball Cup team could not replicate the feat of their younger counterparts as they ran headlong into an athletic set of Bulldogs and a 30 to 12 defeat.
An Elih Jackson try four minutes before halftime had the home team back within striking distance on the scoreboard, however, a hat-trick of second half tries to Canterbury’s right winger, Kytak Chan, ensured that the blue and whites would enjoy a cheery coach trip home to Belmore.
The Central Coast teams travel to Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan, to take on the Canberra Raiders in the next round of matches to be played on Saturday March 18.
Mar 12, 2017
Andrew Stark, Gosford Kariong Storm RLFC