Woy Woy moves to third on rugby union ladder
Woy Woy continued in fine form to move into third place in the Central Coast Rugby Union competition ladder.
With only two rounds left before Premier 1 Finals commence and with less than 12 points between the teams in second to sixth place on the ladder, the final three rounds of the competition have proved it could be anyone's season.
Round 16 of the competition, played out on August 4, was no exception with Woy Woy having to fight Hornsby every step of the way to secure their win at Woy Woy Oval.
"With the scores locked at 31 points apiece and with time quickly running out, it seemed Woy Woy was destined for their second draw two weeks running.
"However, they were able to break through in the final stages to snatch the win," said Central Coast Rugby Union football officer Mr Larry Thompson.
"Hornsby would have been heartbroken.
"Hornsby went to the halftime break leading by 14 points to 12 and both teams knew at that stage, the match was far from over.
"It was an exciting game of rugby with plenty of tries on display, in fact 11 in total.
"Woy Woy quickly took the lead early in the second half with a try and led by 17 points to 14.
"However, Hornsby was not to be denied.
"They crossed for several tries midway through the second half and actually led by 21 points to 14.
"This lead was extended to 31 points to 24, but the home side was able to score two late tries to secure the win," Mr Thompson said.
"Both teams displayed great skill during the 80 minutes.
"It was a nerve wracking win for Woy Woy, but it all but secures their top four position for this season, while Hornsby yet again showed they have the talent to push any team in the competition," he said.
Best players for Woy Woy were back Dante Otto, Blake Arahill and centre Wade Hannell.
Media release, 5 Aug 2018
Larry Thompson, Central Coast Rugby Union