First Grade take home the win on Ladies Day at Coogee Oval, as Second Grade remain top of the table.
Reeling from a last minute loss against Warringah, the boys were faced with the formidable foe of Manly, to whom they had succumbed on the past 14 occasions. Led by replacement hooker and club stalwart, 39-year-old Adam Freier proved an inspirational captain. It was close to 25 minutes before Randwick scored the first points with a penalty kick. A lapse in Randwick’s concentration ten minutes before half-time allowed Manly to score two quick tries. However, just before the break, left winger Jackson Mohi returned the compliment to go to half-time Randwick 8, to Manly 10.
In the second half, Randwick’s blindside flanker Kyle Harris scored an early try allowing Randwick to take the lead. Randwick continued to apply pressure to Manly and were rewarded with a further three tries in the last 20 minutes of the game. Man of the Match went to fullback Fred Dorrough, who constantly looked dangerous. He was backed up by outside centre Tom Molloy, who intercepted a Manly pass to run 70 metres to set up replacement loose head prop Alex Epa Iosefa with a last minute try, ensuring a decisive win against Manly.
Congratulations go to Oliver Bardon making his debut in First Grade from the bench against Manly at Coogee on Saturday.
Randwick 37 Manly 15 Click here for photos >>>
In second grade, Randwick maintained their position at the top of the table, dominating Manly early in the game to run in four tries to Manly’s two; 11 of those points being scored by Fly Half Tom Halse, tallying 59 season/career points on Saturday.
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In third grade, Manly got off to an early lead scoring three tries before Randwick’s fullback Henrik Anthony scored the first Randwick try. After that, Randwick was always behind but managed to claw back the score to only a seven-point deficit.
Randwick 24 Manly 31 Click here for photos >>>
In fourth grade, Manly got off to a great start by scoring two tries to lead Randwick 10 nil early in the game. In a game that displayed good attacking skills by both teams, Randwick scored a try on the bell. Unfortunately, the posts obstructed a conversion attempt, to win the game, resulting in a draw.
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