Wests Magpies’ juniors were narrowly defeated 32-30 by a touring St Helens Academy side last night at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
The game was played in three thirty-minute quarters and was a solid hit-out for a group of players trialling for the 2014 Wests Magpies SG Ball train-on squad.
St Helens led 22-10 after the first interval, with the Magpies staging a fight back to be down just 26-18 going into the last third.
Late tries to Daniel Roberts and Jesse Jackson had the home team right in the match, however St Helens held on for a 32-30 victory.
Jackson, Charlton Schaufhausen and Cody King were awarded the best players for the Magpies on the night.
The touring St Helens Academy squad will now face Penrith on Saturday in the final match of their visit.
St Helens 32 (Smith 2, Davis 2, Eccleston, Abrahams tries; Hewitt 4 goals) defeated Wests Magpies 30 (Coskerie 2, King, Schaufhausen, Jackson, Roberts tries; Roberts 3 goals)
1. Jeff Karam
2. Brennan Laverty
3. Charlton Schaufhausen
4. Liam Cassidy
5. Toa Mata’afa
6. Daniel Roberts
7. James Perlowski
8. Jack Hart
9. Michael Applebee
10. Kye Madden
11. Zac McInnes
12. Jesse Jackson
13. Chris Ve’e