Saturday, February 21, 2015

Junior Reps Wrap Round Two


Wests made it two from two to start 2015 as they downed the Central Coast 22-20 in a tough Harold Matthews contest at Campbelltown.

The visitors were the first on the board, a dubious penalty creating some field position for Sam Paul to utilise with an incisive run and, from the ensuing ruck, Tom Kati went over in the corner after a quick passing move. With Jake Slee’s boot off target, the Centurions were up 4-0 after 10 minutes.

Wests struck back after 18 minutes, a bustling run from Lucas Castle reaping dividends through the middle of the ruck, the Magpies up 6-4 courtesy of James Tautailofua’s conversion.

Wests’ lead lasted all of four minutes, however, as a handling error gave Central Coast possession 20 metres from the Magpie’s line, a neat wrap around involving
Chase Patridge seeing Harry Wilson touch down on the left wing. Jake Slee was far more accurate second time around, the Coast up 10-6 in sight of the interval.

Wests repeated their handling error and Central Coast repeated the left side try with four minutes until the break, Michael Kirwan going over on this occasion. Jake Slee could not add to the tally, the Coast going to the sheds ahead 14-6.

The second half began horribly for the Coast with the kick off going to ground and Wests took full advantage, Bob Faamita going over out wide, bringing the Magpies back to 14-10 as James Tautailofua was unsuccessful with the kick.

Wests sought to attack the Coast on the flanks and were successful through the centres, Saatchi Brown showing neat footwork to step over the line and, ten minutes into the second half, Wests led 16-14 courtesy of the conversion from James Tautailofua.

The Magpies were dominating second half proceedings, and Ailano Pihema cut the Coast defence to shreds to touch down with eight minutes remaining. James Tautailofua extended the lead 22-14 from ten metres in from touch, the Magpies looking good value for their second half effort.

The Coast would not go away, and they finished the scoring for the day, Sam Paul swooping on a loose ball to scoot 85 metres to touch down under the posts. Jake Slee converted, but it was to no avail, the siren sounding a mere 10 seconds later as Wests ran out victors 22-20.

WESTERN SUBURBS 22 (Lucas Castle, Bob Faamita, Saatchi Brown, Ailano Pihema tries: James Tautailofua 3 from 4) defeated CENTRAL COAST 20 (Tom Kati, Harry Wilson, Michael Kirwan, Sam Paul tries; Jake Slee 2 from 4)

Penalties: Wests 4 Central Coast 6

Halftime: Wests 6 Central Coast 14

Western Suburbs

1. James Tautailofua
2. Bob Faamita
3. Roy Saatchi Brown
4. Nathan Patolo
5. Diamond Chong-Nee
6. Gus Garzaniti
7. Ailano Pihema
8. Denzel Tavui
9. Christian Urso
10. Jonathon Talamaivao
11. Alex Potifara
12. Henry Lealuga-Puhotau
13. Ben Seulafe

14. Rimo Inu
15. Zane Rafai
16. Sam Rembridge
23. Lucas Castle

Central Coast

2. Blake Taafe
16. Tom Kati
3. Michael Kirwan
4. Jake Slee
5. Harry Wilson
19. Phoenix Crossland
7. Sam Paul
8. Ski Latavao
21. Kyle McLean
17. Peter Koszyk
11. Dustin Shaw
12. Elih Jackson
13. Luke Moore

6. Dave Booth
9. Chase Partridge
14. Michael Parfitt
24. Jye Montgomery


The Central Coast left it too late to mount a comeback as Wests prevailed 28-26 at Campbelltown in round two of the SG Ball competition.

Wests took little time to establish their forward dominance, PJ Leifi barging down through the Centurions line to score on four minuites and, with Daniel Roberts on song, the Magpies led 6-0.

Central Coast needed to go wide to make any impression and they did so, Kiah Cooper touching down on the left after going through a considerable hole, the gap remaining at two after Matt Downey pulled the kick across the uprights.

Central Coast struck next after some enterprising work on the last tackle saw the Centurions run rather than kick, Jake Hardman crawling over the line after being brought down but not held by the cover. Matt Downey slotted the extras on this occasion, the Centurions up 10-6 after 23 minutes.

Wests returned serve with eight minutes before halftime off the back of a delightful solo effort from Hosea Leuea, whose footwork was Thurston-esque in slicing through. Daniel Roberts converted for a 12-10 lead to the home side.

Wests struck quickly again as Jake Scott was given an offload and the Centurions defence parted like the red sea, Scott going over untouched and suddenly, with Daniel Roberts converting, Wests led 18-10.

It was turning into a carve-up as Wests posted their fourth, Hans Taala strolling through the Coast defence next to the posts. Daniel Roberts’ kick made it 24-10 at the break.

13 minutes had elapsed before the scorers were troubled, Lachlan Gallegos going over for the Coast from dummy half after a long break from Scott Drinkwater. Matt Downey’s kick went wide though, Wests maintaining their 24-14 advantage.

Wests got their break back, though, after 52 minutes, as Justice Utatao went over in the north-eastern corner after a sweeping right spread. Daniel Roberts was offline from the touchline, the Magpies leading 28-14.

The Coast weren’t letting the Magpies get away though, Scott Drinkwater showing a huge step to go over under the posts to reduce the gap to 28-20 after Matt Downey’s conversion with 12 minutes remaining.

Matt Downey made it a grandstand finish after he touched down under the posts and, converting his own try, reduced the margin to 28-26 with four minutes to play but the Magpies hung on for a close win.

WESTERN SUBURBS 28 (PJ Leifi, Hosea Leuea, Jake Scott, Hans Taala, Justice Utatao tries: Daniel Roberts 4 from 5) defeated CENTRAL COAST 26 (Kiah Cooper, Jake Hardman, Lachlan Gallegos, Scott Drinkwater, Matt Downey tries; Matt Downey 3 from 5)

Penalties: Wests 6 Central Coast 9

Halftime: Wests 24 Central Coast 10

Western Suburbs

1. Jye Brooker
2. Joseph Faalavaau
3. Harrison Coskerie
4. Toa Mataafa
5. Justice Utatao
6. Daniel Roberts
7. Hosea Leuea
8. Taniela Paseka
9. Ryan Leet
10. Lenny Suani
11. PJ Leifi
12. Ray Stone
13. Elijah Mannah

14. Jake Scott
15. Tom Angel
16. Hans Taala
19. Evander Titie-Anatela

Central Coast

2. Lachlan Gallegos
22. Dylan Galvin
3. Kiah Cooper
20. Harry Milligan
21. Kye Martin
1. Matt Downey
7. Scott Drinkwater
8. Ben Thomas
9. Sam Bovis
10. Charlie Woods
11. Jarrett Boland
23. Tyren Andrea
13. Bayley Faull

6. Kye Hopwood
16. Matena Tangitu
18. Jake Hardman
19. Matt Shepard

24. Carl Pearson

1 comment:

Corey said...

Awesome work boys lets hope NSWRL website updates it's page so we can see you on the top of the ladder