Baysie col­lects its sec­ond win

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Work Place - Luke Wor­thing­ton

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.

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