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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 27 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 28, 2008 53 SPORT www.innerwestweekly.com.au Juniors' 10th anniversary DRUMMOYNE Power Junior AFL Club are celebrating their 10-year anniversary at the Canada Bay Club on Friday night and welcome locals to join the fun. The celebration will include an anniver- sary dinner and guest speakers including AFL Hall of Fame legend Harry Beitzel and AFL super coach Kevin Sheedy. Tickets cost $65 per person, with food and drinks provided. There will also be a memorabilia auction and raffle prizes, including a 2008 AFL Grand Final package with airfares and accommodation. The club welcomes all boys and girls aged 5-15 wishing to try Aussie Rules. Pirates' final push Dave Paurini and Steve Massey muscle up in defence for West Harbour against Penrith in the Shute Shield. Picture: J.B. PHOTOGRAPHY NEEDING three points from Saturday's rugby game against Penrith, the West Harbour Pi- rates went on all-out attack. The Pirates scored 10 tries and a maximum five points from the game to clinch a spot in the finals for the first time since 2003. Steve Massey was again out- standing, scoring two tries for the second consecutive week. Penrith scored the first two tries of the game as it seemed the Pirates had gone to sleep during the trip to the foot of the mountains. But once they re- gained their composure the tries began to flow. At one period the Pirates scored two tries within one minute, such was their attack- ing mindset. As usual the back three of Ben Martin, John Sinisa and Sam Raymond were virtually im- possible to contain. West Harbour beat Penrith 66-41 with two tries each to Steve Massey and Sam Raymond, tries to John Sinisa, Ben Martin, Ben Lonsdale, James King, Kuki Maafu, Campese Maafu, and seven goals to Ben Martin and one goal to Steve Massey. West Harbour play the final round game this Saturday against Eastwood at Concord Oval. They will play in a modified strip for prostate cancer re- search and are calling for plenty of community support at the match. Confident Briars into semi-final BRIARS men's rugby team will advance to the finals after drawing with a much-improved St Ives team. The weather was not great for rugby with a strong wind swirl- ing around the field all game and downpours of rain on and off all day. Briars went into the game having come off a good win against Lindfield and the confi- dence that they could move into the next round of finals. The first 15 minutes was some of the best rugby Briars had played all year. With great ball control and decision- making it was not long before Briars flyer James Langiloa was over for the first try of the game. St Ives started taking full advantage of the wind and had Briars stuck in there own 22 for some 20 minutes before they got their scoring under way with a penalty to trail 5-3. Briars had been defending for almost 25 minutes when St Ives scored a try to lead 8-5 and then followed that with a quick pen- alty goal to go into half-time with a 11-5 lead. The second half was a trade- off of penalty goals and St Ives led 14-11 with only minutes left. Knowing that only a draw was needed for Briars to go through, captain Ashley Walsh took full advantage of a penalty and handed over the respons- ibility of Briars' season to goalkicker James Ronsisvalle, who had no problems convert- ing the penalty and making the score 14-14. Briars now face King's Old Boys to get into the grand final against Barker Old Boys. Devils end the season on a golden note DRUMMOYNE Water Polo Club made a big splash collecting gold against North Harbour in the girls under-14 final at the 2008 Panasonic Pan Pacific Youth Festival in Auckland. In a nail-biting finish, the Drummoyne girls held a two-goal ad- vantage after leading 3-1 at the main break. Drummoyne's most valuable player Shannon Martin said the team was nervous before the game, but all nerves washed away after she gave the team the two-goal cushion. ''We all made an effort to motivate each other and we were feeling really pumped and just tried to play as we had been playing the whole tournament,'' Shannon said. North Harbour came out firing in the third quarter to tie the game up. But it didn't take long for Drummoyne to gain control after Maddy Wilson scored her second goal in the final quarter for a well-earned victory to the Drummoyne Devils. Winning gold capped off a great year for the team after it won silver in three tournaments during the season. The team is coached by former Australian representative Jenny MacGregor. Make a purchase at any participating business for the chance to WIN instant prizes! Go to the TrueLocal section of this paper to find a list of participating businesses in your area and for your chance to enter the major prize draws. 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