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Johns and Daley Cup Round Two Wrap

The Monaro Colts sides made it two wins from two after recording wins in the SLE Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cups over the weekend.

Andrew Johns Cup

The Colts Under 16s claimed a dominant 26-4 win over the NMR Knights at Workers Arena, Goulburn on Saturday.

Monaro five-eighth Blake Hovi scored just two minutes into the contest, converting his own try to give his side a 6-0 lead. Halfback Mark Connors crossed the try-line five minutes later to extend the home side’s lead to 10-0.

The Colts ran in two more tries before half-time, with Sean Ward and William Johnston both scoring four pointers and Hovi kicking a penalty goal. Monaro headed into the break with a healthy 20-0 lead.

The Colts scored their fifth try of the afternoon just after half-time through hooker Ethan Alaia, with Hovi converting to give Monaro a 26-0 lead.

The Knights’ only try came in the 42nd minute, with winger Taylor Griffen scoring.

Laurie Daley Cup

In what was a see-sawing affair, the Colts Daley Cup side claimed a tight 18-16 win at Workers Arena, Goulburn on Saturday.

Monaro trailed 16-12 with a few minutes to go before fullback Ty Dowdle scored the match-winner, with Mitchell Evans kicking the conversion for his side to win by two.

The Colts were first on the scoreboard, with winger Kane Rushton and centre Matthew Wheatley both scoring tries to give the home side an 8-0 lead.

The Knights hit back through tries to Bailey Scholes and Jett Cox, with Liam Browne converting and putting the Knights ahead 10-8.

Monaro’s Mitchell Swadling crossed the try-line to put his side back in front 12-10, but the lead changed once again with Knights player Tyler Moodie scoring a try and Liam Browne adding the two points to give the Knights a 16-12 lead.

The Colts had the final say, with Dowdle scoring the match-winner.

Both Monaro Colts sides face the Illawarra South Coast Dragons in round three next Saturday.

Photo credit: Trisha Sullivan