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BLACK VOWS TO BOUNCE BACK

Terrene Black was home from the US for just 24 hours, and has now departed for the next stop on the Paddle League World Tour. After a strong start, the Central Coast Lifeguard was disappointed with her seventh place in the Carolina Cup and has vowed to bounce back in Okinawa, Japan this weekend.  

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ROOS END LOSING STREAK WITH DRAMATIC DRAW

The Roos have ended their five-match losing streak in the NSW Cup, sharing the points against Newcastle this afternoon. It was the battle of the cellar dwellers – both sides were desperate to climb the ladder making for an action-packed first-half at Morry Breen Oval. Five tries were scored in the opening half hour with Brodie Jones opening for the Knights, before Josh Curran responded for the hosts. Paul Momirovski etched his name onto the score sheet soon after for Wyong, but Newcastle held a two-point lead at the break. In a nail-biting final few minutes for fans… Sean O’Sullivan and Jack Johns both kicked late field goals for a 23-23 draw. Next up for Rip Taylor’s side, Wentworthville at Leichhardt Oval next Saturday.

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HUGH MAKES HUGE IMPACT AGAINST TONGA

The Central Coast’s Hugh Margin has played a key role in the Junior Wallabies opening victories at the Under-20 Oceania tournament on the Gold Coast. The Australian’s scored a staggering 15 tries to outclass Tonga 91 to 7, with Margin in the number four jumper making 17 tackles. Their next opponent will be far more formidable – World Junior Champions New Zealand tomorrow night. (Audio in parts)  

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THREE SURF STARS NAMED IN OZ SQUAD

Umina Life Member Garry Mensforth has been named Manager of the Australian team for November’s World Championships. The Central Coast also has three athletes in the squad of 32. Club mates Jemma Smith and Rachel Wood along with Shelly Beach star Brad Woodward – who won two individual medals in backstroke events at the Commonwealth Games. It will be whittled down though, with just 12 competitors to don the green and gold in Adelaide. (Audio in parts)  

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CENTRAL COAST UNITED SEAL LATE FFA CUP WIN

There were mixed results for Central Coast teams last night in round 5 of the FFA Cup. Terrigal was left goalless by Sydney Olympic 2-0, Killarney District lost 6-5 in a penalty shootout against Bomaderry, and Berkeley Vale was eliminated by Hawkesbury City 2-1. Meanwhile, Central Coast United has advanced to the next round, with a late 2-1 victory over Hurstville City. Captain Daniel McFarlane finding the net in the dying seconds to seal the win. (Vision courtesy of Central Coast United)

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