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Terrigal League, Union champions

Grand Final Weekend.

Terrigal League, Union champions

Terrigal is the Rugby League capital of the Central Coast as of today, with six sides from the seaside suburb making grand finals across both codes this weekend, four of them winning.

While the Grand Finals for the local Football and Hockey leagues also took place this weekend. Check out our wrap of all the action below.

 

League - Gritty Sharks make history

Terrigal have won just their second premiership in their 42-year history, from their first Grand Final appearance in 31 years, ousting top side the Wyong Roos 12-4 at Woy Woy Oval this afternoon.

It was a hard-fought, defence-oriented match, with The Sharks breaking the deadlock in the 33rd minute through Harman, who then converted his own try.

Down 6-0 at half time, Wyong came out hard, finally breaking through Terrigal's ranks for a try in the 48th minute.

However, a missed conversion prevented them from drawing level, and after another 20 minutes the Sharks sealed the deal with a try to Symington which Harman converted again.

Tears and drinks flowed when the siren sounded, as players and supporters revelled in the moment.

“I’m honestly lost for words,” said Symington. “It’s my first year in first grade and… it’s just the happiest moment of my life so far.”

“If it weren’t for Matt and Chad Sharp I wouldn’t have got there (for the final try), so full credit to them.”

Playmaker Chad ultimately won best on ground, and paid tribute to the long-serving players and members who’ve made the club what it is.

The Sharks played in four of the five Grand Finals held at Woy Woy oval today, with the Ladies League tag side beating The Entrance and the U19’s losing to Terrigal.

While it was heartbreak in the Reserve Grade granny, where the Sharks surrendered a 10 point lead with 10 minutes to go and The Entrance levelled the scores at full time.

Having missed a conversion from the Tiger’s last try that would have won them the game, Josh Kessler redeemed himself in golden point, landing the winning score after 2 minutes to give the Tigers the win 23-22.

 

Union - Trojans twice too good for Ourimbah

Terrigal are the Central Coast Rugby Union Champions for 2017 in both the first and second grades, after beating the Razorbacks 39-11 at Woy Woy Oval yesterday.

After a tight first half, after which they led 8-6, the Trojans broke away from the Razorbacks with two early tries in the second, with Josh Vainikolo a standout finishing with three tries.

The 28 point win was a decisive one: With it Terrigal got revenge against the team that inflicted their only defeat of season 2017 back in the Semi Final, and also secured their second consecutive CCRU premiership.

The Trojans also beat Ourimbah to take out the second grade title, the scoreline here 25-10.

Football - Killarney the champs

It was a case of history repeating itself in Central Coast Football’s Battlewin Premier League, with Killarney beating Gosford for the second year in a row to take out the title.

The Terriers beat the Dragons 4-0 at Lisarow’s Pluim Park on Saturday night, with their goalscorer Daniel Moffatt named player of the match.

As was the case for Terrigal in Union, the Terriers’ back-to-back efforts were matched by their reserve grade side, who beat Berkeley Vale 3-2 to also claim their second title in a row.

Hockey - Gosford get something to show for dominance

The Magpies have claimed their second ever Hunter Coast Premier Hockey League title, after beating Norths 2-1 in Newcastle today.

The win was a just reward for Gosford, who've been the best side all year, and sweet revenge after losing last year's Grand Final to the same opposition.

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