MAGPIES COMPLETE WINNING DOUBLE
Tony Dosen HHH-FM League Caller / Sports Director reviews our senior magpies from Round 16.
Ron Massey Cup
The Asquith Magpies’ kept their hopes of making the Ron Massey Cup Top Four with an exciting 34-16 win over the Guildford Owls at Storey Park last Sunday.
In arguably the best Ron Massey Cup match seen at Storey Park this season, the Magpies started strongly in the first half with tries from Jake Maizen, Jale Seninawanawa and Shae Jarvis to take a 14-6 lead. A well worked try from Amanaki Veamatahau extended the Asqutih lead to 18-6 at the half time break.
Guildford came out fired up in the second half after an almighty blast from their coach at the interval with two quick tries to cut the Magpies lead to 18-16 after 10 minutes of the second half. Asquith then steadied with Will Solway’s try in the 53rd minute, before Seninawanawa completed his double and Braden Batiste scored the match winning try in the closing stages.
Asquith made it a winning double with a comfortable 50-24 win over an undermanned Guildford in the earlier Sydney Shield match last Sunday.
Taking full advantage of the visitors only having one fresh reserve and a 14 man rotation, Asquith took the lead with an early double from Corey Browne-Higginbotham. Pint sized fullback Kyle Tukapua then set the match alight with the first two of his four tries to have Asquith in command with a 24-12
lead at half time.
Tukapua completed his quartet in the second half, with Andy Oughtred, Alex Nicholls-O’Neill, Josh Hall and Ryley Angles-Corke scoring the other tries as the Magpies coasted to an easy win.
Photo Credit: Barry Ormond