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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 30th 2009
ED: MB PUB: IWW DATE: 30/7/09 PAGE: 42 COLOUR: C MY K 42 INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 30, 2009 MB SPORT ■ ➚ www.innerwestcourier.com.au Kentwell Cup clash ends 16-0 RUGBY DavidMew DRUMMOYNE hosted Knox Old Boys in a top-of-the-table Kentwell Cup clash last Saturday and struggled to contain the visitors in the first half, going into the half time break 16-0 down. An improved effort in the second half saw Drummoyne win an early converted try by NSW suburban representative winger Josh Maleko. An additional penalty saw Drummoyne close the gap to 10-16 before fullback Willie Teo was sent off. The Drummoyne defence could not cope with one player down and Knox ran out winners 21-10. Drummoyne seconds started well, withstanding early attacks from Knox and taking a 3-0 lead early in the game. Fans cheering for the Magpies at The Crest on Saturday. Below: Striding through the Bankstown defence. Pictures: BRAD HUNTER ~P0648179, ~PP301618 Tight victory for Bulls against Pies WESTERN Suburbs Magpies went down 24-20 to the topplaced side, Bankstown City Bulls, in round 17 of rugby league’s NSW Cup. The famous black-and-white colours of the Magpies were flying at The Crest sporting complex in Georges Hall on Saturday. Both sides scored four tries apiece, with only goalkicking the difference. The Magpies, now fourth on the competition ladder, next play the eighth-ranked Windsor Wolves, a feeder team for the Penrith Panthers, on Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium. To view a gallery of photos from the match between Western Suburbs Magpies and Bankstown City go to www.innerwestcourier.com.au Some loose defence out wide allowed Knox to score two converted tries and take a 14-3 lead at half time. The Drummoyne forwards bat- tered the Knox line early in the second half and were rewarded with a converted try to scrum half Jesse Milford, but more poor defence allowed Knox to run away with the game 38-10. Drummoyne thirds dominated the majority of the game, leading 15-0 until late in the second half, where they lost concentration and allowed the visitors to score 19 unanswered points to lose 19-15. Drummoyne fourth grade al- lowed Knox to score early, before brilliant individual tries from flyhalf Joe Hansell and fullback Peter Coupe set up a 21-7 win. Fifth grade won on forfeit and Colts lost 44-7. Education for clubs AN education program to help community sporting clubs both on and off the field has been launched across NSW. Sport and Recreation Minister Kevin Greene said more than 200 workshops, seminars and training courses will be held at dozens of locations across the state in 2009-10. Mr Greene said the program would help thousands of volunteers who are the backbone of community sporting clubs. For details on upcoming train- ing courses, workshops and seminars phone 131 302 or visit www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/training Calmer weather will mean a flatties frenzy FISHING Jack Scrine ANGLERS wide of Botany Bay have reported good numbers of offshore flathead hitting the decks in recent days, and the forecast weather in coming days is beautiful – flat and still – so there’s no better time to do some bottom bouncing for this tasty fare. If you’re interested in targeting something more challenging to land, good reports of winter kingfish are still coming in from the usual offshore locations – Long Reef, The Peak and 12 Mile. Inside the harbour, land-based locations like the Spit Bridge and Clifton Gardens are currently fishing well, with plenty of bait and leatherjackets around to keep the kids interested, and the occasional jewfish and rat kings for the more serious angler. Further south, anglers heading outside Port Hacking have been rewarded with solid mixed bags, including morwong, leatheries, drummer, flathead, silver trevally and the occasional snapper. Reports are still strangely quiet from Browns Mountain, which usually sees a lot of boats and a lot of tuna at this time of year. Albacore are there in numbers, but most serious fishos making the long trip out would be hoping for a yellow-finned reward for their efforts. The good weather will see many try their luck in the next week or so; keep your ear to the ground and continue to refresh your favourite Sydney fishing forums. If you are giving it a go out wide at Browns or The Canyons waiting for a ’fin bite, consider bringing a deep-dropping outfit to capture some gemfish and other ooglies of the deep while you wait and cube. If you’re searching for albacore, remember that they, like yellowfin, usually come onto the bite as the sun is about to disappear. Stay a little later for results if you can, but not if you’re unconfident in your boat’s ability to cruise back home in the fading light or dark. - ‘Mangrove’ Jack Scrine is the deputy editor of Modern Fishing magazine. August issue out now.
July 23rd 2009