Avoca Beach 4
The Entrance 1
Woy Woy 0
Kariong 27 (Moanna Galakai 2, Jay Shepherd-Mannix tries; Scott Handley 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals) defeated Terrigal 5 (Pat Buscombe try)
Gosford 47 (Tim Hill 2, Ben Goodenough 2, Chris Heap, Mitch Cornwell tries, Tim Hill 4 conversions, 3 penalty goals) defeated Northlakes 20 (Brenton Law, Tallis Knight tries; Marshall Hemopo 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals)
Avoca Beach 26 (Matt Maloney, Troy Meyers tries; Matt Maloney 2 conversions, 4 penalty goals) defeated Woy Woy 26 (Daniel Nicholls 2 penalty goals)
Warnervale 14 (Ketoni Toutai try; Jarryd Lees 3 penalty goals) defeated The Entrance 10 (Dean Patterson try; Adam Williams 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal)
Northlakes 26 Gosford 5
Avoca Beach 41 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal 32 Kariong 5
The Entrance 15 Warnervale 15
Gosford 21 Northlakes 17
Woy Woy 21 Avoca Beach 12
Terrigal 7 Kariong 5
Terrigal 10 Kariong 7
Woy Woy 20 Avoca Beach 0
The 2012 Central Coast Rugby season opened with some very interesting matches. In the Match of the Round Kariong defeated Terrigal by 27 points to 5 at The Haven Oval. Kariong always seemed to have control of the game on the scoreboard and went on to record a good win.
Kariong opened up the game strongly and dominated most phases of play. They led by 14 points to nil at halftime and then went on with the same form to win the game. Best players for Kariong were lock Blake Sylvester, and Jay Shepherd-Mannix. Kariong halfback Scott Handley also had a very strong game and controlled proceedings from the centre of the field with aplomb. Kariong were strong throughout and dominated most of the set pieces. However there were also many good performers for Terrigal. None were better than Ryan Metcalfe and Alex Farquhar in the forwards and certainly made their mark on the game. Kariong did score three tries to one and this was a good indication of the flow of the match. A very good game of rugby to start the season.
Gosford scored a good win over Northlakes by 47 points to 20 at Slade Park.
Gosford really took control of the match in the final 20 minutes as for much of the game there was little in this game and was hard fought for the entire 80 minutes. Northlakes got away to an excellent start with the first try of the game. However Gosford were able to hit back and approaching halftime had taken the lead and led by 17 points to 7. It was a real arm wrestle in the second half but Gosford were always just ahead on the scoreboard. With 20 minutes to go Gosford only led by 27 points to 20 and the game was up for grabs. However Gosford in the final quarter of the game took control and crossed for several match-winning tries. Best for Gosford were centre Tim Hill, and locks Mitch Cornwell and Luke Henig were outstanding. Northlakes were best served by centre Brenton Law, and Shane Nesbitt. This was an excellent free flowing of rugby and once again Gosford showed they will be a potent force this year.
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