UWA in tight 15-12 vic­tory

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Training & Education - Fraser Smith

UWA claimed their sixth win of the sea­son will a nail-bit­ing 15-12 vic­tory over Palmyra at McGil­livray Oval last Satur­day.

The stu­dents worked their way into their match off the back of their dom­i­nant scrum, earn­ing four penal­ties to steal a five-point 12-7 lead at the change of ends.

Palmyra lev­elled the scores with a late try be­fore UWA knocked over their fifth penalty to claim the four points at the death.

UWA head coach Steve McFar­lane said he was happy with his side’s abil­ity to grind out another tough vic­tory.

“I’m pleased we got the win,” McFar­lane said.

“I don’t think it was our best per­for­mance, but it’s four points and we’ll take it.

“I was re­ally im­pressed with our set piece; the boys scrummed well and we were good in the li­ne­out, so you have to be happy with that.”

Fol­low­ing an early Levon Kvas Roth­well penalty goal, Palmyra cap­tain Joe Sav­age drove over for a try from two me­tres out for a 7-3 lead.

The re­main­der of the first-half scor­ing came through the Kvas-Roth­well boot on the back of three fur­ther penal­ties for a 12-7 lead at the break.

Palmyra fought back late in the sec­ond half with a Josh Tatupu try but in the last play of the game, UWA scrumhalf Ethan Carlisle broke down the left wing be­fore draw­ing the penalty with Kvas-Roth­well oblig­ing by knock­ing over his fifth penalty for a thrilling 15-12 vic­tory.

In other re­sults, Cottes­loe over­ran Wan­neroo 43-10, Wests Scar­bor­ough were too strong for Joon­dalup 42-7, Ned­lands ac­counted for As­so­ci­ates 47-24 and Kala­munda were vic­to­ri­ous over Perth Bayswa­ter 65-14.

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