WOY WOY LIONS 26 points vs WARNERVALE WILDCATS 8 points
Woy Woy gained a vital bonus point in their defeat of Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval by 26 points to 8. This was a very physical clash from start to finish, and both teams gave it their all for the entire 80 minutes.
This match was much closer then the scores indicate. Woy Woy were the better team in the first half and went to the break leading by 14 points to 3. Even though they were leading, Woy Woy knew they had a battle on their hands. Woy Woy were certainly stronger in the set piece and their scrum was causing quite a lot of damage. Warnervale came out firing in the second half and held sway for quite long periods of the second half. They went close to scoring on several occasions but, due to good Woy Woy defence, were only able to cross for the one try. Both teams scored a try midway through the second half and this made the scoreline Woy Woy 21 Warnervale 8, and both teams knew a result their way was still on the cards.
Best players for Woy Woy were No.8 Chris Paseka and winger Iliesa Rokodraga, who was always dangerous with the ball in hand. Warnervale had several very good efforts but none were better than flanker Ethan Sant, locks Ryan Tomasi and Matt Willmott, and hooker Rhys Sexton.
It was only the final play of the match that Woy Woy was able to cross for their fourth try. It proved a very important win for Woy Woy, and a result that also shows that Warnervale will trouble all teams in the final three rounds of this year’s competition. CCRU
The official Cclub photographers are Nick Friend (Senior teams) and Liam Cullen (Junior teams).