Nail-biter ends in 17 all draw for Terrigal and Kariong

A nail-biting match of the day in the Central Coast Rugby competition at The Haven Oval on June 18 saw Terrigal and Kariong play out a 17 all draw.

The match was intense and hard fought for the entire 80 minutes.

Terrigal opened up the scoring with a converted try midway through the first half to take a 7-0 lead, with Kariong’s Scott Hanley kicking a penalty goal late in the half to take the score to 7-3.

Kariong scored its first try early in the first half to take the lead by 10-7, but a penalty goal to the home side soon levelled the scores at 10 all.

Both teams crossed for a converted try, first Kariong, then Terrigal, for the match to be all locked up at the fulltime whistle.

Best players for Kariong were lock Taylor Mildren, centre Lachlan Peruch and prop Jackson Parkes.

Best performers for Terrigal were No.8 Sam Kenny, flanker Noah Hughes and centre Harry Hughes.

Warnervale defeated Hornsby at Pennants Hill Oval 35-24.

Warnervale opened up the scoring, jumping to a 12-0 lead after crossing for two tries.

But it wasn’t long before Hornsby had levelled the scores at 12 all.

Warnervale crossed for a third try late in the first half to make the halftime score 17-12.

In the early and mid stages of the second half Warnervale skipped away on the scoreboard, posting a further 18 points before Hornsby was able to respond with two tries.

Best players for Warnervale were No.8 Tevita Piukala and hooker Cameron McNamara.

Best for Hornsby were fullback Jim Hawkins, hooker Hosea Fotukava and centre Harry Fox.

The Lakes had their first match at home this season at Slade Park, defeating Gosford 35-20.

The Lakes crossed for three tries to one in the first half to take a 17-10 lead at the halftime break, confirming their dominance in the early stages of the second half by posting 13 more points to jump to a 30-10 lead.

Gosford never stopped trying and was rewarded with two tries late in the match.

Best players for The Lakes were winger Travis Vawdon, who crossed for two tries, winger Illese Cama and prop Zac McGuiness.

Gosford was best served by locks Mitch Cornwell and Tofua Fifta.

Woy Woy has withdrawn from the Premier 1 competition for the remainder of the year and will play lower grades only due to player numbers.

The Premier 1 points table sees Avoca Beach holding onto its lead at 29, followed by Karing on28, Terrigal on 26, Warnervale on 22, the Razorbacks on 21, The Lakes on 21, Hornsby on 13 and Gosford on 5.

The Bay President’s Cup team was defeated by Avoca Beach at Heazlett Park, going down by 36-0.

In Women’s 10’s rugby Terrigal defeated Kariong/Razorbacks by 28-0. Avoca Beach defeated The Lakes 29- 14 and Hornsby defeated Warnervale 14-10.

Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby

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