Monday, June 9, 2014

Rnd 11 - Ron Massey Cup - Match Report

Western Suburbs’ five game unbeaten run came to a screeching halt as Asquith recorded a 35-10 win last Saturday at Lidcombe Oval.

Asquith took five minutes to open the scoring, Adam Kalcina sliding through the Wests line before drawing Sam Aiga, Jack Hawkins racing in under the posts, Asquith ahead 6-0 after Hawkins converted his own try.

Asquith extended their lead at the quarter hour, a restart of the tackle count allowed Brendan Hurd to force his way over the line. Hawkins’ conversion successful, Asquith led 12-0.

Asquith were in again shortly after, another break down Wests’ right hand side by Adam Kalcina cutting Wests open, a looping ball inside finding Aaron Groom to take it around under the posts. Hawkins’ conversion made it 18-0 after as many minutes.

Wests had two quick chances to hit back, but Trent Jennings was forced into touch by a desperate lunging tackle, while Jack Madden was stripped of the ball over the line. Asquith nearly had their fourth on the half hour, but Aaron Groom’s pass to Adam Kalcina was ruled forward.

Errors by both sides slowed the game, but Asquith took their chance to register their fourth just four minutes from the break, Luke Jay dummying and barging his way on the last tackle. Jack Hawkins split the uprights for a 24-0 lead at the break.

Wests needed to be the first to score after the break and did so, although the 12 minutes it took was frustrating for the boys from Campbelltown, a soft ball from Shane Lalogafau found a steaming Corey Brown who could not be caught down the right side. Dayne Craig’s kick found the left upright, leaving the score at 24-4 Asquith.

Wests quickly grabbed their second, an Asquith error allowing Wests to set up, and Dayne Craig popped a ball for a barnstorming Andy Fiagatusa to go over, Dayne Craig converting to put Wests within 14 with 22 minutes remaining.

Asquith were quick to arrest the momentum slide against them, a last tackle grubber pinballing around before Daniel Vaseak scooted through to touch down. Jack Hawkins hooked his kick wide, Asquith ahead by 18 with as many minutes to play.

The game was grinding to a halt, Asquith sensing that an extra point would be sufficient, and Jack Hawkins slotted a field goal without pressure to extend the lead to 19 with 5 minutes remaining.

Asquith looked eased of pressure and found space through the middle of the Wests defence after a dropped ball, Greg Davis pouncing on the kick to touch down in the corner. Jack Hawkins nailed a masterful conversion from touch, Asquith running out 35-10 winners.

ASQUITH 35 (Jack Hawkins, Brendan Hurd, Aaron Groom, Luke Jay, Daniel Vaseak, Greg Davis tries; Jack Hawkins 5 from 6; Jack Hawkins field goal) defeated WESTERN SUBURBS 10 (Corey Brown, Andy Fiagatusa tries; Dayne Craig 1 from 2)

Penalties: Western Suburbs 7 Asquith 7

Halftime: Western Suburbs 0 Asquith 24


1. Sam Aiga
2. Tom Satterthwaite
16. Trent Jennings
25. Daniel Abou-Sleiman
5. Corey Brown
6. Jack Madden
7. Jacob Folent
12. Shane Lalogafau
9. Dayne Craig
10. Tunui Maurangi
11. Mason Taloula
3. Rusty Bristow
4. Nu Akeripa

8. Sam Hollis
13. Sonny Bristow
17. Luke Williams
18. Andy Fiagatusa


1. Jack Hawkins
21. Brayden Goulding
2. Greg Davis
4. Adam Kalcina
5. Mick Pearsall
6. Ben Fisher
7. Aaron Groom
8. Brendan Hurd
9. Luke Jay
23. Joel Tubbs
3. Josh Nichols
12. Petros Thanous
13. Joel Latham

14. Daniel Vaseak
16. Bryce Holland
18. David Ryan
19. Jackson Williams

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