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02 May 2022
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Green Grid could see Peninsula tree planting projects
Residents' association makes eight submissions
Biodiversity and archaeological studies at Woy Woy tip
New bush firefighters at Pearl Beach
Floating Landcare removes weeds from remote beach
Local traditional custodians challenge council 'accord'
Shade tree group plants 700th tree
Reid launches campaign at Umina with 300 supporters
Scholarships open for young people with disabilities
Council announces staging of Umina oval upgrades
Kerbside bulk waste collection resumes
Nine seniors receive local achievement awards
Applications wanted for National Parks advisory group
Ferry engine replaced after 35,000 hours
Work in progress
Mary Mac's Place holds autumn fair
Fire brigades remove tree from road
Rotary to hear about online project management tool
Welcome return to public Anzac Day services
History cruise departs from Patonga
Crafts centre starts crochet class
Peninsula records second highest March rainfall
Ettalong lacks open space, study finds
Five-level residence proposed at The Sanctuary
Six-unit development would remove 'high value' trees
Planning panel unanimously rejects Paton St proposal
Exceptional multi-unit proposal complies with setbacks
GUST highlights benefits of trees in tight spaces
Work starts on $3.85M leisure centre upgrade
Megacity thought bubble lacks substance
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Cases level off at 1000
Flown to Westmead after injury at college
Couple tell of journey with Alzheimer's
Missing a much-loved face
Anzac ceremony held at hospital
Lesbian workshops held at Ettalong
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Classic cinema club starts in Pearl Beach
College wins $500 youth week award
Cross country run held at the school
Big day for school photographers
Childcare AGM
Mother's Day stall
Parents invited to targeted programs evening
Roosters play Erina Eagles in 'tale of two halves'
Woy Woy suffers 51-5 rugby union defeat
Cycle group to hold 45km 'relaxed' ride
Appeal for $7000 drinking fountain
Southern Spirit Cricket awards presentations
Paul was 'swimmer of the meet'
Bailey Meti 'pipped at the post'
Boardriders' mums treated to champagne breakfast
Bridge club plays Easter Pairs and Anzac Pairs
Bridge club holds mixed pairs championship
Ettalong Major Pairs games
Little athletics holds annual meeting and presentations
Age group swimming champions
A great day at the office
Vacancies in SEU soccer teams
Officials wanted for State bowls championships
Swans play at Killarney Vale
Two-bowl mixed triples event played at Umina
Veteran Pairs played after weeks of rain
Through to volleyball quarter finals



Roosters play Erina Eagles in 'tale of two halves'

Woy Woy Roosters played Erina Eagles in round one of first grade competition.

It was a tale of two halves for the new look Roosters when they came up against a formidable Erina outfit in round one at Woy Woy Oval.

Led by captain-coach Toby Marks, the Woy Woy team featured an extremely promising number of former Roosters Juniors, with a range of both youth and experience in key positions.

Three debutants - Taine Jacob, Braydan Purcell and Ashton Carroll - donned the Woy Woy First Grade jersey for the first time on Sunday afternoon.

Following a touching Anzac tribute prior to play, it was the Roosters who took first control of the contest.

After some early sustained pressure with the ball, some nice ball movement saw winger Billy James cross over for the first four pointer of the season.

Woy Woy's big men, led by some strong hit-ups from Brae Verheyen, wrestled momentum towards the home side.

However, some errors and poor discipline saw Erina cross over twice through the middle of the park to claim the lead midway through the half.

Woy Woy then showed their determination and desire to stay in the contest, with debutant Braydan Purcell crossing the stripe early into his first stint to tie the game at 12.

After both teams were reduced to 12 men with five to play in the half, it was Joe Williams who beat his man to score Woy Woy's third, which gave the Roosters a well-earned 18-12 lead at the break.

Following the half time interval, it was Erina who got the jump on the Roosters, scoring three quick tries within 10 minutes to build a 12-point gap.

Marks and hooker Darcy Etrich helped to settle down the Eagles momentum, forcing back to back line drop outs with their short kicking games.

With 20 minutes to play, Erina found space through the middle of the park once again, and pushed the lead out to 18 points.

For the final stanza of play however, Woy Woy didn't lay down, and they kept the pressure on the Erina defense right up until the final whistle.

With 10 to play, Scott Gowans found himself inches from drawing Woy Woy closer, but some stoic Erina defense kept the Roosters at bay.

The final score was 36-18.

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