Tony Dosen, HHH-FM League Caller and Sports Director reviews our Senior magpie games from Round 14
Ron Massey Cup
The Asquith Magpies returned to the winners list in the Ron Massey Cup with a comfortable 40-6 disposal of the Hills District Bulls in their match at Crestwood Reserve, Baulkham Hills last Sunday. From the time hooker Jake Attard scored his first try in the eighth minute, the Magpies were never in danger of defeat.
A first half attacking blitz saw lock Kurt Horton, winger Jake Maizen, and second rower Jackson Williams all score tries before half time. Attard also completed a first half double to give Asquith a commanding 28-0 lead at the break. Centre Josh Fraser virtually and backrower Jake Samoa scored Asquith’s second half tries.
Skipper Matt Place landed five goals from six attempts with the boot, and prop Will Solway landed Asquith’s other goal.
Sydney Shield Asquith also returned to winning form in the Sydney Shield with a 56-14 thumping of the Bulls with 12 – and at times 11 men for most of a controversial early match last Sunday.
Flying winger Alex Nicholls-O’Neill marked his return to Sydney Shield with four tries including a first half hat trick as Asquith raced out to a 36-0 lead at the break. Jubilee Soloa bagged a double for Asquith, while Jeremy Marshall, Corey Browne-Higginbotham, Caleb Campbell and Treymaine Brown got the Magpies’ other tries.
Asquith were reduced to 12 men when second rower Matt French was sent off by referee Nathan Loveday in the 21st minute, and then 11 men when Alipate Tani was sin binned with six minutes left.
The Magpies finish their string of mid season away games this Saturday against the in form Cabramatta Two Blues at New Era Stadium, Cabramatta in Sydney Shield at 1pm, then Ron Massey Cup at 3pm.
Photo Courtesy of Bryden Sharp Photography