Shoals skin Kiama Cows for a solid win

Illawarra District Rugby UnionShoalhaven 22Kiama nilTHE Coffee Fix/Cookes Tyre Service Shoals’ Second Grade side needed to restore its winning form in order to try to move up the ladder from sixth place.Kiama sat just below Shoals in this competition and the game was expected to be a tight affair, which was the case for most of the game but Shoals wrapped it up with two late tries.Missing from Shoals was their dynamic five eighth, Josh Dennis out with a hamstring injury, who was replaced by Paul Clements who slotted in well to the standoff position.The first half was a tight and close affair with both sides tackling hard and forcing errors by their opponents. It was a pretty dour, stop start half of play.Shoals opened their scoring with a good team try to centre, Gareth Smith, following on from a crashing run by Ash Henry. The conversion gave Shoals a seven point lead which they held to the half time break.While Shoals showed glimpses of form in the half their play was at times quite ragged.Great runs by Andrew Williams, who rumbled some 45 metres through the defence, and full back Dave Sproule, who dashed 40 metres in a return of kick effort, highlighted Shoals’ performance.Harry Davis also excelled in the game with many fine runs and some crunching tackles when they counted. He was ably supported by Ash Henry who is playing vintage rugby.The second half of the game was a much better effort from both teams.Passes began to stick and the game reached a fluidity that was well hidden in the first half.However defence outdid attack for the first 15 minutes as the players went all out to tackling each other.Shoals posted three points from a penalty goal to break the deadlock and get the score board ticking over.Play tightened up again with Kiama looking slightly more inclined to open their scoring than Shoals did to add to that already scored.At the 30 minute mark Matt Hinkley was given the ball on the half way line with some room to move by Gareth Smith.He ran with that characteristic head back and knees pumping high running style and displayed great pace to race away for a try in the corner.It was neatly converted and Shoals had the lead by 17 points to nil.Smith finished off his team’s scoring with a last minute try after his side had devoured 50 metres of territory in a mighty burst of forward play.The conversion swung wide but Shoals had earned a good win with some excellent second half rugby.Best players for Shoals were Harry Davis, Ash Henry and Gareth Smith.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲培训学校.