Cardiff 6.5 11.6 14.9 16.12 (108) d Killarney Vale 2.0 4.4 5.9 5.9 (39)
Goals Cardiff A.Wivell 5, B.Serafin 2, B.Stewart 1, J.Saunders 1, A.Risby 1, L.Gibson 1, I.Heeney 1, M.Kenny 1, S.O’Brien 1, H.O’Neill 1, A.Pearsall 1.
Goals Killarney Vale B.Edwards 2, P.Gauci 1, J.Ireland 1, M.Smith 1.
Best Cardiff B.Stewart, T.Sheldon, A.Risby, I.Heeney, A.Wivell, S.O’Brien.
Best Killarney Vale B.Lewis, C.Shackleton, B.Edwards, P.Schell, J.Ireland, M.Mumford.
Newcastle City 6.3 10.13 13.16 15.18 (108) d Warners Bay 2.0 3.0 5.0 5.2 (32)
Goals Newcastle City J.Wheeler 5, M.Lonnon 3, C.Knight 2, A.Stewart 1, C.Keast 1, T.Hunt 1.
Goals Warners Bay J.Roach 1, M.May 1, R.Dawe 1, B.Crawley 1, C.Avery 1.
Best Newcastle City J.Morton, T.Hunt, L.Rawnsley, H.Kavanagh, M.Enright, A.Stewart.
Best Warners Bay J.Roach, B.Burns, N.Turner, A.Atkin, C.Avery, B.Crawley.
Terrigal Avoca 6.3 14.5 18.12 22.15 (147) d Lake Macquarie 3.0 3.1 3.1 4.2 (26)
Goals Terrigal Avoca P.Van Dam 9, James Polglase 3, C.Bishop 2, J.Turner 2, K.Flemming1, J.Flint 1, R.Gray 1, S.Lynch 1, D.Smith 1, J.Van Dam 1.
Goals Lake Macquarie S.Johnson 2, T.Clark 1, B.Singleton 1.
Best Terrigal Avoca P.Van Dam, A.Darling, D.Smith, S.O’Brien, W.Delahunty, B.Harper.
Best Lake Macquarie J.Reynolds, L.Freemantle, P.Sumner, A.Regan, S.Gooley, D.O’Donnell.
Singleton 26.16.172 d Terrigal Avoca 0.0.0
Cardiff 12.13.85 d Wyong Lakes 9.8.62
Nelson Bay 8.22.70 d Newcastle City 6.7.43
Singleton 8.8.56 d Warners Bay 4.4.28
Maitland 13.12.90 d Lake Macquarie 2.2.14
Killarney Vale 17.17.119 d Newcastle City 3.5.23
Terrigal Avoca 19.15.129 d Lake Macquarie 3.4.22
Warners Bay 11.6.72 d 8.10.58
Killarney Vale 9.7.61 d Cardiff 8.5.53
Cardiff have exacted revenge on Killarney Vale with a solid win at Bill Elliott Oval today. Killarney Vale jumped out of the blocks quickly, kicking a goal within 20 seconds of the first bounce. After the initial surprise it was all the Hawks, kicking the next 6 goals. The Cardiff rucks of Pearsall and Clark dominated, the running players provided the forwards with plenty of the ball. Aaron Wivell kicked 4 for the quarter as the Hawks jumped to a 29 point lead.
The second quarter started the same way with a quick goal to the Bombers then the Hawks tightened their defence and went on to kick the next 5 goals to give the Hawks a 44 point lead at half time.
After the long break the frantic pace of the game started to tell on both sides with the game being played mostly between the 50m arcs. The Hawks continued to dominate holding the Bombers to a single goal while kicking 5 for the half. Ben Stewart, Tim Sheldon and Andrew Risby repelled the Bombers attack and drove the ball forward.
Brendan Lewis and Corey Shackleton tried hard for the Bombers who were outclassed on the day by a Cardiff team determined to make amends for their poor showing last time these two sides met. Aaron Wivell finished with 5 goals for the home side. The final score Cardiff 16.12.108 defeated Killarney Vale 5.9.39.
At Seaman Avenue, Newcastle City kicked 6 goals to 2 to take a 27 point lead into the first break. A 4 goal to 1 second term extended the lead to 55 points at half time and the game threatened to open up. To their credit the Bulldogs hung in well during the second half restricting the Blues to just 5 goals. The final score in the match was Newcastle City 15.18.108 to Warners Bay 5.2.32. Josh Wheeler kicked 5 goals whilst Jayden Morton, Tom Hunt and Luke Rawnsley were the pick of the Blues. Jake Roach again was the best of the Bulldogs and was well supported by Ben Burns and Nick Turner.
Terrigal Avoca maintained their momentum winning their fourth straight game accounting for the Dockers at Hylton Moore Oval. The Panthers kicked 22.15.147 to the Dockers 4.2.26. After a competitive first quarter the Panthers held a 21 point lead however they ran rampant kick 8 unanswered goals in the second term to lead by 70 points at half time. The Dockers were held scoreless in the third quarter and only managed 1.1 in the final quarter as the Panthers added another 8 goals. Peter Van Dam was outstanding for the Panthers kicking 9 goals in a best on ground display. Angus Darling and Damien Smith also starred for Terrigal Avoca. Scott Johnson kicked two good goals and Jordan Reynolds, Luke Freemantle and Pat Sumner were the best of the Dockers.
Newcastle City have opened up a 6 point lead at the top of the table while Cardiff and Terrigal Avoca are 6 points ahead of Killarney Vale. Warners Bay languish 10 points out of the four just ahead of the Dockers who have yet to register their first win.