Storm defeat Dragons
Jun. 11, 2012
The King's Engineering Storm 15s hosted Mudgee and won comfortably by 50 - 4 in round six of the competition.
Aaron Orford put first points on the scoreboard with a strong run and excellent pace to just beat the cover defenders and put the Storm in front by 4-0.
Wayde Egan played a dominant attacking role throughout the match and had the Mudgee players in two minds when he dummied and then stepped to break the line and was then able to pass back inside to Mitch Case running hard and straight through the remaining defence to post a great try. A successful kick from Jye Gillespie saw the home side leading by 10 - 0.
A good short ball from Wayde Egan allowed Nathan McAndrew to use his strength to shrug off two tacklers and score next to put Storm in front by 14 - 0.
Mudgee scored their only try next and closed the gap to 14 - 4 before Wayde Egan again took on the line in a good solo try which he also converted to put Storm in the lead by 20 - 4 at halftime.
Darcy Allan was rewarded for his excellent work rate when he scored the next two tries in an almost identical fashion when he was too good for the Mudgee boys close to the line. Successful conversions from Wayde Egan made the scoreline 32 - 4 in favour of Lithgow.
Emmanuel Kuban continued his good strike rate when he used his strength and a good fend to beat the defence and score next for Lithgow to lead 36 - 4.
Good hands from Wayde Egan and Cody Godden gave the Storm backs some room and speedy winger Jack Kersten capped a good game in attack and defence to score for a 40 - 4 lead late in the match. Storm weren't finished scoring however and Jye Gillespie and Emmanuel Kuban both scored good tries against the tiring Dragons defenders. A conversion out wide from Jye Gillespie saw the final score 50 - 4 in favour of the King's Engineering Storm.
Ref's points were awarded to Darcy Allan (3), Wayde Egan (2) and Emmanuel Kuban and the Player's Player was awarded to Darcy Allan.