RUGBY UNION –
The Terrigal Trojans have moved to the top of both the Men’s and Women’s rugby ladders with convincing wins at The Haven last weekend.
The Trojans men’s team have come away with a 22 – 0 win over Hornsby in the Swietelsky Premier One, solidifying their spot on the top of the ladder by two points.
The game was played under lights at The Haven Oval on a chilly Saturday evening, May 15.
Although taking complete control of the scoreboard, the game was much closer on the paddock with both teams giving their all throughout the entire 80 minutes.
A slender early lead first came for Terrigal via a penalty goal slotted by Fly Half Adam Danckert shortly follow by a converted try scored by Joe Taylor to take the hosts’ lead out to ten points.
From here, the game remained deadlocked for the rest of the first half after a number of chances to score were met with strong defensive efforts.
Terrigal opened the second stanza with an early try to Danckert.
Close to full time, the third and final try was scored by Mitch Hirst to take the advantage up to 22 points, with Danckert having contributed 12 of them.
While Terrigal’s performance was clinical, they did fall short of fourth bonus point try.
The win launches them into a Round Seven fixture against second place Ourimbah.
The Razorbacks were successful in their Round Six match against Kariong, defeating them 30 – 24 in a match that went to and fro throughout the 80 minutes.
Both teams have been hit with injuries recently and are feeling the effects of the tough opening six weeks of the competition.
Earlier in the evening, the Terrigal Women Tens also defeated the Hornsby Nalas in another convincing showing 52 – 10.
The last time these teams met at The Haven, Hornsby dominated play on the edges and handed Terrigal their first loss for the 2020 season.
This time around, the Terrigal team was determined not to let history repeat itself.
The Trojans scored first and continued to assert themselves through Bronte Kirk-Clark and Shenay Ball who scored three and four tries respectively.
Jessica O’Neil scored two in reply for the Nalas.
The work from the Terrigal halves and playmakers Elise Connolly and Emily Lufe sealed the game.
With the first third of the Central Coast Rugby Union season played out, the top of the ladder is very much alive with a number of teams looking capable of taking glory come Grand Final Day.
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