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Sydney Bulls 40 (M Corrie 2, W Naiqama, J Asplet, E Paiyo, P Winterstein, S El Masri, N De Bartolo tries S El Masri 4 goals) def Erina 14 ( S Dawson, S Lyons tries J McNamara 3 goals) at Potts Park The Sydney Bulls claimed their third Central Coast scalp, in a convincing 40-14 win against Erina at the Greyhound club, Potts Park, on ANZAC Day. Standouts for the Bulls included Azzi, Corrie, Naiquama and El Masri.
Ryde-Eastwood 42 (M Pethybridge 3, C Barlow 2, A Fallon, A Webster, M Trudgett tries M Webber 5 goals) def Cougars 12 (M Asoava 2 tries J Rolfe 2 goals) at Western Weekender Stadium. Competition leaders Ryde-Eastwood defeated the Cougars at St Marys, 42 - 12. The Hawks put on 32 unanswered points in the first half including 3 tries to winger Matt Pethybridge and remain undefeated at the top of the table.
Wentworthville 38 ( S Gwynne 2, D Bell, S Ella, B Capovilla, J Byrne, J Doyle, C Parke tries C Parke 3 goals) def Ourimbah 18 (R Trembath, C Flanagan, S Myers tries S Myers 3 goals) at Ringrose Park. Wenty scored 5 unconverted tries to lead 20-6 before two tries from grubber kicks and sideline conversions from Shane Myers reduced the deficit to 20-18. Wenty put the foot on the accelerator following the Ourimbah fight back and finished the game with a 20-point victory.
The Entrance 24 (M Smith 2, T Bolton, J Davis, S Ekepati tries B Reece 2 goals) def Guildford 20 (M Gillard, T Biusara, J Afamasaga tries S Buck 4 goals) at McCredie Oval Guildford's first half was error riddled with the scoreboard reading 24-2, but a spirited comeback saw Guildford get within a try with 10 minutes left. In an exciting final 10 minutes Guildford couldn't get through a solid Tigers defensive line.
Windsor 38 ( P Mizzi 3, J McKie 2, N Barnes, S Hopkins tries N Barnes 5 goals) def Newtown 18 (S Royston 2, A Nathaniel, T Schodel tries H Elwadly goal) at Windsor Complex. The Jets led by 14 early in the match, but Windsor fought back to go into halftime with the scores level at 14 all in front of a 1000 strong crowd. From then on it was all Windsor. Five eight John McKie and replacement hooker Channerith Ly leading the way, with some great goal kicking again from Barnes, sealing the victory 38 to 18.
Woy Woy 16 (S Wilesmith 2, D Budd 2 tries) def Souths Juniors 12 (Q Silva, A Daly tries S McLean 2 goals) at Woy Woy Oval. Woy Woy had their first win of the season in defeating Souths Juniors at home in a major upset. It was a narrow victory with the scores at fulltime being 16 - 12 though Woy Woy would surely be happy with their performance, and climb off the bottom of the table.