Our Ron Massey Cup side has returned to the competition in 2018 with a flying start. At the completion of the first three rounds, the Magpies sit in third position on the ladder and remain undefeated with two wins and one draw under their belt.
In round three at home, a first half try blitz set up our Ron Massey side for a Mighty Magpies win. Tony Dosen, HHH-FM Sports Caller/Director, reviews Asquith's round three senior wins below.
Ron Massey Cup An unanswered five try first half blitz paved the way for the Asquith Magpies to defeat the Hills District Bulls 36-12 in their Ron Massey Cup match at Storey Park last Sunday. As they did the previous week against St Marys, the Magpies led 12-nil after just 10 minutes thanks to early tries from Josh Fraser and Braeden Batiste. Further brilliant tries from the Veamatahau brothers – Asher and Amanaki – extended the lead, before Alipate Tani scored untouched under the posts in the shadows of half time to give Asquith a match winning 30-nil lead at the break. The Bulls came back in the second half with two converted tries of their own to pull back to 30-12, before Asher Veamatahau scored his second long range try with 12 minutes left to make sure of Asquith’s unbeaten start to the season. He also landed six goals from six attempts to go with his two tries – giving him a personal tally of 20 points.
Sydney Shield Asquith were also untroubled to thrash the Bulls 66-12 in the Sydney Shield match at Storey Park last Sunday. After dropping the kick off and conceding the first try to go behind 6-nil early, the Magpies – led by returning hooker Shae Jarvis – quickly hit their straps to lead 30-6 at half time. The Magpies went on with the job in the second half to score 13 tries in their win – with Jack Goode, Gibson Popoali’i, Ngangarra Barker, and Jale Seninawanana all bagging doubles, while Tuki Jackson, Jeremy Marshall, Awishkar Gnyawali, Corey Browne-Higginbotham and Niko Apelu also got tries for Asquith.