Baysie collects its second win
PERTH Bayswater collected its second victory of the season with an 18-13 win over Joondalup at Pat O’Hara Reserve in front of a home crowd.
Baysie opened the scoring in the first half, establishing the tempo early, followed by a try midway through the second half, taking a commanding 15-3 lead heading into half-time.
The Numbats allowed Joondalup to score the opening try but the home side was able to take control and extend its lead to take home the four points.
Perth Bayswater opened the scoring with Nathan Hunt splitting the uprights with a penalty goal, putting the Numbats up 3-0 early in the contest.
Keenan scored the first try of the day to give his side a 10-0 lead.
Joondalup put up its first points of the day when Johan Louw kicked a penalty from 30m out, putting Joondalup back within a converted try, 10-3.
Billy Soper scored Perth Bayswater’s second try of the day to put his side up 15-3.
Nathan Hunt was unable to add the extras, leaving Baysie’s deficit at 12 points.
Joondalup put up its first major score of the day after a set of phases set up tighthead prop Toro Reedy, who collected the ball off the back of a breakdown, powering over the line to narrow the deficit.
Johan Louw added the conversion, putting his side within striking distance at 15-10.
The kicking battle between Johan Louw and Nathan Hunt continued, with Louw splitting the uprights from 28m out on a sharp angle to put the Brothers back within five points, 18-13.
However, it was Perth Bayswater who was able to hold its five-point lead through to the end, walking away deserving victors.
The win saw Baysie leapfrog Joondalup into eighth position on the ladder.