The Wyong Roos’ Ladies’ League Tag team have bowed out of this season’s competition after suffering their second semi-final loss in as many weeks.
The Roos looked to be grinding their way toward the preliminary final when, Tylah Vallance, slotted a field goal with seven minutes remaining, which had edged the visitors ahead 9-6.
A late burst from Erina however, did ultimately prove too great a challenge for the Wyong defence, as the Eagles raced in two tries inside the final five minutes to claim a 16-9 victory.
The Roos loss followed on from their unlucky 12-10 defeat at the hands of premiers, Terrigal, on the previous Sunday.
Having fought back from being 10-0 down, to level things up late in the game, Wyong was pinged for being offside right in front of their own posts.
The Sharks’ fullback, Brittany Starr, made no mistake with the penalty goal, and the Roos were forced to travel to Erina Oval for their knock out clash with the Eagles.
The major semi-final played at Toukley, saw minor premiers, The Entrance, upset by Terrigal 12-10.
The victory enables the Sharks to progress straight through to the grand final, while the Tigers must now face Erina in the preliminary final.
Source: Media release, Sep 3, Andrew Stark, Gosford Kariong Storm RLFC