Ron Massey Cup
The Asquith Ron Massey Cup team has moved into third place on the ladder after a come-from-behind win over Penrith Brothers. With the home-field advantage at Storey Park on Staurday, our Mighty Magpies enjoyed an impressive win 28-12.
Penrith initially made things difficult and led 12-4 at the break, before the Asquith boys ran away with the match in the second half.
Jale Seninawanawa was called up in the last reshuffle after playing 55 minutes in the earlier Sydney Shield (reserve grade) match and scored the Magpies’ only try in the first half.
Asquith then upped the ante with a gale force wind behind them in the second half. Tries from Josh Hall in the 44th minute and centre Mick Pearsall 11 minutes later gave the Magpies a 16-12 lead after Matt Place landed both conversions.
Late tries to hooker Jake Attard, with 12 minutes to play, and fullback Kyle Tukapua four minutes later, closed out the match for the Magpies.
After six rounds, there are no undefeated sides left in the competition, with competition leaders Glebe-Burwood Wolves slipping up against Cabramatta 20-18 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Asquith reserve grade side moved to top of the Sydney Shield table after a 64-10 trashing of Penrith Brothers’ reserve team.
The Sydney Shield Magpies ran riot in the first half, scoring nine tries to lead a whopping 52-nil at the break.
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