CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 30th JUNE, 2012
The Match of the Day this Saturday will be the clash between Gosford and Terrigal at The Haven Oval:
These two teams are in 3rd (Gosford) and 5th (Terrigal) spot on the ladder so it is obvious this game is crucial. Terrigal have had a lean period results wise over the last couple of weekends but they know they are capable of defeating any team in the competition. Terrigal lost a close one two weeks ago against Avoca Beach and then got away to a bad start to be defeated by Kariong last Saturday. They know that the match this Saturday is so important. They do not want to have to have another loss. They have played some tough matches recently and this will hold them in good stead but they will find things no less tough this Saturday however. They are playing Gosford who in recent weeks have recorded some very comfortable wins. But by the same token they have also not been really tested in recent matches. This Saturday will be different. Gosford went into their first round clash against Terrigal with much confidence but it was Terrigal who came out victorious in what proved a relatively easy victory. The game this Saturday should be much tighter in general play and far more even on the scoreboard. The struggle at the top of the competition ladder is so close that teams just do not want to drop any matches. In some ways this is one of the more crucial games of the season. If Gosford win they will cement themselves quite comfortably in their current position. A win for Terrigal for also see them keep in reach of the top clubs. However a loss to either team would change all that. The match should also be a good one for rugby itself. Both teams play a good style of rugby and the game should prove quite an open spectacle despite what will develop into a very intense struggle for both clubs.
Avoca Beach are at Slade Park against Northlakes this Saturday:
Northlakes are coming off a loss last week so will be keen to get back on track. They have not travelled well in the past but will need to put that aside and get into the match right from the opening whistle. Northlakes do have the personnel to trouble all teams but they have not been doing it this season on the whole. They are meeting the home side who are in good form and were impressive winners last week against Woy Woy. Avoca Beach will be very firm favourites in this game because of their good recent form and because of their home ground advantage. Avoca Beach will be keen to keep their winning streak on the move so it may be a difficult afternoon for the Northlakes team.
Warnervale travel to Woy Woy Oval this Saturday to take on Woy Woy:
Warnervale had a good start to the season but have faulted on occasions up until last Saturday. They were most impressive in their defeat of The Entrance last week and will see that result as hopefully a change in their fortunes. Woy Woy went well last week against Avoca Beach and over the last month have put in several much better performances. This match could be one of the tightest games of the round. Both teams would love to get a win because they have been few and far between this year. Warnervale would like to get two on the trot and Woy Woy must be close to getting their first win of the season. This game could go either way but the home ground advantage might just enable Woy Woy to get their first victory of the year.
The Entrance play host to Ourimbah this Saturday at Joseph Banks Oval:
Ourimbah are coming off a bye so will be most keen to get the second half of the season rolling in the right direction. The Entrance would not be pleased about their effort against Warnervale last week but they meet an opposition this Saturday who will not make their task any easier. Ourimbah will go into this match full of confidence as they commence their second half of this year’s competition, but hopefully The Entrance can get away to a better start this weekend and put in a far more effective effort.