Roos V Cutters - VB NSW Cup Rd 8B
By Jamie Anderson
The Illawarra Cutters put a sluggish first forty minutes behind them to run in 34 unanswered second half points against the Roos on Sunday.
With Wyong largely controlling the first half, the Cutters only headed to the sheds with a six point advantage courtesy of a try in the fifth minute to Geoff Daniela.
Wyong were left to rue numerous missed first half opportunities as they spurned several try scoring chances, most notably when Mark O’Meley seemed all but certain to score beside the posts in the 15th minute only to lose the ball in the act of scoring.
The second half however was all one way traffic with the visitors answering the calls of Ian Millward to be more clinical in attack.
Joel Thompson scored out wide early on for the Cutters and the tries kept on coming in the 51st and 56th minutes courtesy of Garvey and Quinlan respectively.
With the scoreboard now reading 22-0 the home side managed to stop the bleeding until the final ten minutes when the Cutters managed three more converted tries.
First it was Kyle Eather, who was a late replacement for Kyle Stanley, who ran some 80 metres to score.
Jack De Belin then chimed in with a quick fire double in the concluding stages to eventually see the full time score read 40-0 in favour of the visitors.
The Cutters return home this Saturday to face the Bulldogs while Wyong will enjoy the bye and the two points that come with it.
Illawarra Cutters 40 (J De Belin 2, A Quinlan, G Daniela, C Garvey, J Thompson, K Eather tries; S Williams 6 goals) def. Wyong Roos 0 at Morry Breen Oval.