Lions come from behind to beat Kariong

Woy Woy came from behind to defeat Kariong at Woy Woy Oval by 20 points to 15 in round three of Central Coast Rugby Union on Saturday, August 1.
“There was nothing in this clash throughout, both on the paddock and on the scoreboard,” said Central Coast Rugby Union president Mr Larry Thomson.
“Woy Woy opened the scoring with an early penalty goal before Kariong took the lead with a try.
“The first half was an intense affair with neither team giving an inch. Kariong went to the halftime break by the narrow lead of 12 points to 10.
“There was absolutely nothing in the match at that stage.
“There was a long injury break in the second half but with play continuing, the same intensity continued.
“The lead continued to change regularly in the final 20 minutes.
“Woy Woy took the lead 13-12, then Kariong 15-13, before Woy Woy scored a try near fulltime to secure the victory.
“Best players for Woy Woy were Lapana Vitale, flanker Joel Frazer and centre Junior Stowers, while for Kariong flanker Mitchell Parker, in his initial top grade match, lock Nic Outram and five-eight Mitch Clay gave it their all for the entire 80 minutes.”
In other grades, results were:
Premier 2: Kariong v Woy Woy, 29-10.
President’s Cup: Woy Woy v Kariong, 20-0 .
Colts: The Lakes Gold v Woy Woy, 31-0.
Women: Woy Woy v Kariong, 46-5.

Website, 3 Aug 2020
Larry Thomson, Central Coast Rugby Union