Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles recorded a dominant 32-16 win over Wyong Roos at Berkeley Vale today in round seven of the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition.
The win ended a three game losing streak for the Sea Eagles in what was a fiery encounter in the second half.
The Roos opened the scoring in the fourth minute when prop Lindsay Collins crashed over under the posts. Winger Josh Mantellato converted the try for a 6-0 lead.
The home side took a 10-0 lead when winger Reece Robinson took an intercept pass to score under the posts in the ninth minute. Mantellato converted for a 12-0 lead.
The Roos had a try disallowed in the 21st minute when lock Brendan Frei dropped the ball in trying to score in a tackle made by five-eighth Joey Lussick.
The Sea Eagles opened their account in the 32nd minute when half-back Jackson Hastings dived on a grubber kick from hooker Manase Fainu. Hastings converted his own try to leave Blacktown Workers trailing 12-6.
Blacktown Workers got back to 12-10 when Lussick scored from his own grubber kick to score. The try came on the back of a mistake by Wyong who kicked out on the full from the re-start. Hastings failed to convert the try.
The Sea Eagles took a 14-12 lead when Tyler Cassell scored off a Hastings grubber kick down the left side in the 44th minute. Hastings failed to convert the try.
Poor handling from the Roos saw Blacktown Workers punish the home side when winger Jade Anderson crossed for a fine try down the left side. Lussick failed to convert the try to leave the Sea Eagles leading 18-12 after 54 minutes.
The Sea Eagles went to a 22-12 lead when centre Moses Suli carried three defenders to score in the corner before a grubber kick by Anderson saw full-back Honeti Tuha score out side for a 26-12 lead with 11 minutes remaining.
Four minutes later, the Sea Eagles secured victory when Tom Wright scored under the posts. Hastings converted for a 32-12 lead.
Two minutes later, Wyong centre Matt Ikuvalu scored out wide for a 32-16 scoreline.
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles season
Rd 1: drew 28-all with Newcastle, McDonald Jones Stadium
Rd 2: beat Wentworthville Magpies 46-0, Ringrose Park
Rd 3: beat Newtown 28-16, HE Laybutt Field
Rd 4: lost 26-6 to Mounties, Lottoland
Rd 5: lost to Wentworthville Magpies 28-12, HE Laybutt Field
Rd 6: lost 34-4 to New Zealand Warriors, Mt Smart Stadium
Rd 7: beat Wyong Roos 32-16, Berkeley Oval
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles team
1 Honeti Tuha, 4 Jade Anderson, 3 Moses Suli, 6 Tom Wright, 20 James Tuitahi, 14 Joey Lussick, 7 Jackson Hastings, 17 Tom Amone, 9 Manase Fainu, 10 Toff Sipley, 11 Frank Winterstein, 19 John Folau, 13 Lewis Brown; interchange: 15 Tyler Cassel, 16 Josh Martin, 18 Tekina Vailea, 22 Fred Junior Mauala