ASQUITH HAVE MIXED FINALS WEEKEND
The Asquith Magpies’ NSW Rugby League Finals campaign had a mixed start at St Marys Leagues Stadium last Saturday.
Tony Dosen, HHH-FM Sports Director, reviews Week 1 of the finals for our senior magpie teams.
Ron Massey Cup The Magpies’ Ron Massey Cup season came to a disappointing end when they went down 38-14 to the Glebe-Burwood Wolves in their Elimination Final. Fielding a ‘patched up’ side due to various injuries and suspensions, the Magpies were down 10-0 – and had back rower Kurt Horton sin binned - before striking back with tries from hooker Jake Attard and interchange rake Shae Jarvis to be only down 14-10 at half time. Asquith still were in the contest when skipper Matt Place scored early in the second half to cut the Wolves’ lead to 18-14, before Glebe-Burwood came away from a tiring Magpies defence in the last 30 minutes to finish Asquith’s Massey Cup season. Horton landed one goal from three attempts in his last game for the club before moving to Queensland in the off season.
Sydney Shield The Magpies had better luck in their Sydney Shield Elimination Final last Saturday when they outclassed the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 54-14 to progress to a sudden death semi-final this weekend. After conceding the opening try, Asquith took control with tries to Alex Nicholls-O’Neill, Vinny Ngaro, Andy Oughtred, Caleb Campbell and Jayden El-Jalkh to set up a commanding 30-8 half time lead. The Magpies then went on with the job in the second half with Robbie Williams, Luke Hodge and Robert Tuliatu scoring tries, before El-Jalkh completed his double to close out Asquith’s win. Treymaine Brown landed a perfect nine goals from nine attempts with the boot. Asquith take on Minor Premiers East Campbelltown in a tough sudden death Sydney Shield Semi-Final at Kogarah Jubilee Oval this Saturday at 11:00am.