RUGBY UNION –
The Terrigal Trojans have finished victors over the Kariong Wanderers, winning three out of their four games on Saturday, June 19 at Kariong Oval.
The Terrigal White President’s Cup team were first to register a win, overcoming Kariong, 45 – 14, with Terrigal Blue defeating the Ourimbah Razorbacks, 34 – 12.
The Women Tens team then restored the club’s winning ways with a strong 48 – 17 point victory before the Swietelsky Premier One team finished it off with a closely fought 34 – 29 win.
In the Women Tens match-up, the Trojan women took the opening 20 minutes as an opportunity to show why they are top of the ladder, keeping their hosts scoreless whilst executing a number of successful tries.
However, in the second half, Kariong fought back with and Aiesha El-Kurdi scoring her team’s first try.
It wasn’t long before Leisel Collins and Taylah Ison also crossed the line to bring the Wanderers to 17 points, but they could not eat away any further the lead of their visitors.
In the following Premier One Match, the Wanderers put in a splendid first half performance to take the lead over the league leaders, yet they could not hold on to it.
After trailing 17 – 5, a converted try and penalty goal for the Trojans brought the score back to within two points, before the visitors took the lead with the opening try and soon jumped out to a 17 point lead with two further tries.
In the latter stages of the match, Kariong re-emerged with some vital tries to bring the score back to within 5 points, but they could not score the final try to force an upset.
The win sees Terrigal remain at the top of the table, yet the two bonus points given to Kariong has nestled them into fourth place, with Hornsby overtaking them in third after a win over Warnervale.
The final weekend win went to the Ourimbah Razorbacks in another close encounter, this one against the Woy Woy Lions, ending 29 – 22.
The three wins for the Terrigal club have helped cement their top spot in the overall Club Championships tally which is inclusive of all Central Coast Rugby Union divisions as we head deeper into the second half of the season.
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