Mounties have made a positive start to the 2013 season with a 30-20 win over Wenty this afternoon.
In a match consisting of three 30 minute periods Wenty got off to a flying start when they scored the opening try of the match in the 4th minute to take a 4-0 lead after the try could not be converted.
Mounties hit back soon after when in the 15th minute a David Farkas pass bounced off the head of Clay Priest who played on and regathered to race away and score a converted try for Mounties to lead 6-4.
In the 26th minute Reece Goldsmith put Mounties further ahead when he found a gap in the defence close to the line and dived over for a converted try for Mounties to lead 12-4 at the first break.
The second period was a grinding affair with no score recorded until the 26th minute when Wenty were able to capitalise on a Mounties mistake to make it 12-8 however Mounties hit straight back when Nick Kassis was able to crash over in the 29th minute to make it 18-8 after David Farkas' conversion.
The third period commenced well for Mounties when speedster Billy King took an intercept close to his own line and after dropping it on his toe he was able to regather and race 90 metres to score under the posts for a 24-8 lead.
Wenty then took the game back when they scored two tries in the 15th & 20th minute to reduce the deficit to four, but in the 24th minute Mounties sealed the win when David Farkas was able to bust a tackle and sprint from half way with Will Dreves converting the try to make the final score 30-20.
Best for Mounties were Reece Goldsmith with 15 tackles, 5 hit ups and a try, while Mitch Cahalane finished with 9 tackles and 10 hit ups and Dave Farkas with 8 tackles and 14 points.
Mounties VB NSW Cups next trial is against the Canberra Raiders at Cook Park Mt Pritchard next Saturday 16th February from 6:30pm.
The weekend will start for Mounties with a season launch event at Mounties on Friday night which will be attended by the Canberra Raiders squad with Coach David Furner and Captain Terry Campese doing a Q&A in the Mounties TAB from 8:30pm with MC Joel Caine asking the tough questions.
This will be followed on the Saturday with Junior Rugby League registrations in the club from 10am to 2:30pm followed by an autograph signing session by the Canberra Raiders until 3:30pm, then the trial match between Mounties and The Raiders at Cook Park from 6:30pm.