Wyong Roos defeat Ourimbah Magpies 62-6 in Central Coast rugby league

TARGETED: Wyong captain Mitch Williams was closely marked by the Ourimbah defence, but it didn't stop the hooker from dominating the Magpies. Picture: David Stewart

TARGETED: Wyong captain Mitch Williams was closely marked by the Ourimbah defence, but it didn't stop the hooker from dominating the Magpies. Picture: David Stewart

WYONG Roos withstood a spirited opening onslaught from Ourimbah before scoring a runaway 62-6 win in the Central Coast Division Rugby League Match at Sohier Park on Sunday.

The Round 6 clash marked the occasion that Ourimbah captain-coach Grant Wooden brought down the curtain on his playing career.

Wyong football manager Stephen Marks said Ourimbah went blow for blow with the competition heavyweights for the first quarter of the match.

"The Roos defence had to work overtime adjusting to the repeated changes to the point of attack, strong running, and early tackle kicks from the home team," Marks said.

"The up-tempo, enterprising play made the visitors uncomfortable and it took the green and gold some time to settle."

First points came in the 16th minute and by halftime Wyong led 22-6.

After the break, Ourimbah maintained their energy both sides of the ball, but could not contain the class of the Roos.

"Despite being repeatedly targeted by the defence, Roos skipper Mitch Williams dictated terms to the opposition," Marks said.

"Young gun Jake O'Meley displayed an appetite for the tough stuff, and five-eighth Luke Sharpe and back rower Wyatt Shaw look to be quickly approaching top form."

Sharpe, Shaw and Zane Rickit each crossed for two tries.

Erina leads the competition ladder after six rounds, and is unbeaten on 12 points.

Wyong and The Entrance share second rung on the ladder with 10 points.

Wyong will host Northern Lakes Warriors at Morry Breen Field, Kanwal, this Sunday, May 26. Kick off is at 2.30pm.

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