Good signs for Sydney University after round two

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SURLFC roared back to form in first grade with a 62-8 win over Cumberland Beavers at Henson Park. Leading 24-4 at half time the Lions went on with the job in the second half scoring a total of 12 tries and kicking 7 goals with Adam Hansen and Daniel Harrison leading the charge scoring three tries each in an impressive performance.

It was the great defensive effort of the team that was most pleasing at one stage holding off 22 plays from Cumberland on the Lions goal line.

Good structure was organised by halves Bendan Lee and Morrison Mong while the forwards laid the platform with strong runs from Dillon Johnson and Adam Harber.

Nathan Rakoia and Dean Reid made strong contributions in their First Grade debut for the club, while Daniel Harrison was awarded the Kobe Jones Man of the Match.

In second grade, despite a much improved performance from round one, the Lions were beaten 16-12 by Cumberland Beavers. Training during the week was upbeat and the team were confident going into the match. The seconds started brightly but a succession of handling errors saw the team down 10 nil at the half time break. The second half performance was much better and tries to Caine Trindall and Godfred Agyemang saw the Lions hit the front 12-10 midway through the second half. Some futher costly handling errors allowed Cumberland to take full advantage however, scoring a late try to win the match. The Kobe Jones Man of the Match in second grade was Scott Bunch.

First Grade: Sydney University 62 (Adam Hansen 3, Daniel Harrison 3, Joe Andrews 2, Myles Fowler 2, Brendan Lee, Morrison Mong tries; Brendan Lee 5 goals, Joe Andrews, Steve Tziotis goals) defeated Cumberland Beavers 8 (2 tries) at Henson Park Saturday 18 April.

Second Grade: Cumberland Beavers 16 (3 tries; 2 goals) defeated Sydney University 12 (Caine Trindall, Godfred Agyemang tries; Kingi Natai 2 goals) at Henson Park Saturday 18 April.

No games are played on ANZAC day weekend so Round 3 will be played on Saturday 2 May. First Grade will take on University of Canberra in Canberra kick-off 2pm, while Second Grade will travel up the F3 freeway to take on Newcastle University in Newcastle kicking off at 1.15pm.