Competition - NSW Cup
Round - 20
Teams – Mounties V Warriors
Date –  23rd of July 2016
Venue – GIO Stadium
Photographer – Cox
Description –

Mounties hold on to beat Tigers

Mounties have claimed their fifth victory of the season, overcoming the Wests Tigers 30-22 at Leichhardt Oval.

Zac Santo was incredible for the Mount Pritchard men, celebrating his birthday with a win and a fantastic performance, while Makahesi Makatoa had a massive game in the front row, scoring two tries.

The opening 10 minutes saw Mounties starved of attacking opportunity, but they didn’t let their first chance go to waste when they eventually gained field position, as Makatoa charged into a hole and crashed over for the first of his tries.

Mounties extended their lead into double figures when Eddie Aiono completed a beautiful right-to-left shift, before Dominic Reardon scored a fantastic try just five minutes later when a bomb was re-gathered and the ball went through the hands to push the margin out to 14.

The Tigers desperately needed to score next in order to stay in the game, and that’s exactly what they did through Esan Marsters-Siavale when back-to-back penalties earned them optimal field position.

In a bitter blow for the home side, Santo cut through the Tigers defence on the stroke of half-time, but due to three conversions being missed, Mounties only led 18-4 at the break despite scoring four tries.

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