King starts run­away win by ARKS

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

SOUTH Fre­man­tle has sur­vived its fourth nail­biter of 2019 af­ter a nar­row three-point win over Peel Thun­der on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Travelling down to Man­durah for the game, the Bull­dogs got the early jump as they soared to a 14-point lead at half-time, but Peel came roar­ing back in the third, kick­ing five goals to three to trail by only two points at the last break.

The fi­nal quar­ter was a tight, low-scor­ing affair as both teams kicked just two goals apiece and South Fre­man­tle walked away with the slim 74-71 win.

Ma­son Shaw and Zachary Strom were busy in front of goals, kick­ing seven be­tween them, while former Fre­man­tle COCK­BURN’S two SBL clubs went head-to-head on Fri­day night, with Lake­side Lightning tak­ing the spoils in both games.

Lake­side’s women played strongly to kick off the suc­cess with an 80-58 win over their cross-town rivals.

In an even per­for­mance across the team, Lake­side’s Ash­leigh Grant sunk 15 points, Han­nah Ste­wart 14 points and Geanna LuauluSum­mers and El­lyce Iron­mon­ger 12 points each, while Cock­burn’s Alina Hart­mann (16) and Matilda Muir (15) toiled hard down the other end.

The Lightning men also Docker Nicholas Suban picked up 26 dis­pos­als.

It was the fourth time this year the Bull­dogs had played in a game de­cided by less than a goal af­ter beat­ing Swan Dis­tricts by four points in round 1 and East Perth by one point in round 7.

They lost to Perth by three points in round 2.

East Fre­man­tle had the bye.

Af­ter 10 rounds South Fre­man­tle sit sec­ond on the WAFL lad­der, just per­cent­age be­hind lead­ers Su­bi­aco, while East Fre­man­tle are sev­enth.

In round 11 matches on June 22, East Fre­man­tle will host West Coast from 12.15pm while South Fre­man­tle will host Su­bi­aco in a top of the ta­ble clash from 2.15pm. en­joyed a big 99-52 win against the Cougars on the back of an­other strong team ef­fort.

Lake­side’s play­ers shared the scor­ing du­ties, with Jar­rad Prue (17) and Rowan Macken­zie (15) lead­ing the way, while Gavin Field (12) and Jaarod Holmes (10) were the only ones to reach dou­ble fig­ures for the Cougars.

Cock­burn tried to shake off the dis­ap­point­ing losses when they took on Perth on Satur­day and this time the men were more po­tent on of­fence to steal the 88-85 win.

Field made up for his quiet per­for­mance the THE Har­ris­dale ARKS en­joyed un­sea­son­ably nice weather when they hosted Joon­dalup Broth­ers on the week­end.

The pre­mier grade game started as an arm-wres­tle as the ARKS and Joon­dalup traded tries un­til the vis­i­tors took a 12-10 lead into the half­time break.

Joon­dalup started the sec­ond half with a bang when their big prop charged through sev­eral tack­les to score a con­verted try, but five min­utes later ARKS fly-half Re­gan King sliced through the Joon­dalup de­fence and off­loaded the ball to a team­mate who crashed over the line for the try.

ARKS took the lead a few min­utes later when Harrison Orr scored an­other ARKS try, swing­ing mo­men­tum to the home team who cashed in al­most im­me­di­ately night be­fore, sink­ing a mas­sive 36 points to lead his team to their first win in 11 games.

The Cougar women did not bounce back so eas­ily, go­ing down to Perth 77-57 de­spite an­other team-high scor­ing per­for­mance from Hart­mann (17 points).

Af­ter 14 rounds the women’s lad­der has Lake­side in first and Cock­burn 11th, while in the men’s, Lake­side are fifth and Cock­burn 13th.

Both clubs will take to the court on June 22 for Round 15 ac­tion, with Cock­burn to host South West Slam­mers from 5pm (women) and 7pm (men). af­ter with an­other try to Ger­shom Adams.

A yel­low card to Joon­dalup on 55 min­utes didn't help their cause and ARKS cap­i­talised with two tries against the de­pleted side.

Af­ter a tight first half, THE Fre­man­tle Roost­ers are crow­ing af­ter three of their young play­ers earned the chance to rep­re­sent WA in the 2019 U18 Af­fil­i­ated State Cham­pi­onships.

Teams from WA, Vic­to­ria, the NT and a Pres­i­dent’s XIII com­peted over three days in Dar­win ear­lier this month for the right to be named the best team of 2019.

Among the WA side were Fre­man­tle’s own Gethin Thomas, Jonathan Araya Ali­ivaa and Nicholas Riggs.

A Fre­man­tle Roost­ers’ ju­nior com­mit­tee spokes­woman said they were “ex­tremely proud” of the trio. the ARKS ran away with the big 51-26 win.

The re­serve grade suf­fered a dis­ap­point­ing 55-24 loss in their match against Joon­dalup.

The ARKS started with a con­verted try af­ter Pe­ni­aku

“The ex­pe­ri­ence the kids have and their con­sis­tency and com­mit­ment to train­ing and rugby league, whether it be in a grass­roots side or a rep­re­sen­ta­tive side, will give them the knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence to show­case their ta­lents on a much larger scale,” she said.

“It can only be a great ex­pe­ri­ence as these boys can bring their ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge back to the Fre­man­tle Roost­ers and help their U17s team climb the 2019 Ju­nior Rugby League lad­der and help take them to the Ju­nior Grand fi­nal in Septem­ber.”

The WA team fin­ished with two wins and a loss. Ash­worth beat three de­fend­ers in an in­spired run, but Joon­dalup replied shortly af­ter with a try of their.

Joon­dalup scored an­other cou­ple to take the 22-12 half-time lead be­fore the ARKS pegged it back early in the sec­ond with a try to cen­tre Cameron McS­tay.

ARKS’ er­rors with lost pos­ses­sion and lax kick­ing al­lowed Joon­dalup to score five tries with­out re­ply over the next 15 min­utes, putting the game out of their reach.

The third grade team had a game they would rather for­get af­ter they went down 27-7.

Joon­dalup mounted sus­tained for­ward pres­sure from the start and went into the half-time break 170. ARKS only try came in the sec­ond half through Max Hall.

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