WYONG Roos seized top spot on the Central Coast Division Rugby League premiership ladder with a 42-18 win over the previously undefeated Erina Eagles at Kanwal on Sunday.
Wyong made a perfect start, racing to an 18-nil lead in 19 minutes with skipper Mitch Williams playing a leading role in all three tries.
"Wyong completed its possession sets at 100 per cent in the early stages and on the back of ball control and a strong kick-chase was able to mount pressure on the undermanned Eagles," Wyong football manager Stephen Marks said.
The Roos led 24-nil at the break and extended that lead to 30-nil early in the second period when Josh Mantellato swooped on a misdirected pass and raced 70 metres to score.
Erina reduced the deficit to 30-6. Wyong regrouped, engineering a try for centre Luke Dolbel.
"The visitors scored consecutive tries through Brendon Shoveller and Bailey Scott before Wyong's Luke Sharpe scorched the turf on a 95-metre run to the posts," Marks said.
"The Roos were very good and produced their premiership credentials in this match. The Eagles will need to lift as things become tight in the second half of the competition."
Wyong will host Berkeley Vale at Morry Breen Field this Saturday at 7pm.
In Newcastle Rugby League, Macquarie Scorpions suffered a 22-6 loss to Central Newcastle on Saturday.
The Scorpions will host Kurri Kurri at Lyall Peacock Field this Saturday at 3pm.