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NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg Round Four Wrap

It was a great weekend for the Raiders in both the NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg competitions with both sides securing victories in round four.

Knock on Effect NSW Cup

The Raiders NSW Cup side were too good for the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at HE Laybutt Field, with the Raiders securing a 26-18 victory on Sunday afternoon.

The Sea Eagles scored the opening try of the match through Tyran Ott in the 6th minute but it didn't take long for the Raiders to strike back in the 12th minute when James Schiller scored his first try of 2022. Jarrod Croker converted the try giving the Raiders a 6-4 lead.

It was a back and forth affair with both sides proving they could score points. However the Raiders were able to take the momentum and lead 14-8 at half-time after Sea Eagles winger Alfred Smalley was sent to the sin bin in the 27th minute. 

Croker opened the scoring in the second half, crossing over for his first try of the season in the 46th minute and with a successful conversion gave the green machine a 20-8 lead.

The Raiders extended their lead to 26-8 after a try from Xavier Savage. The Sea Eagles were able to score two tries in the last 20 minutes of the match but the Raiders were able to cruise home and win 26-18.

The Raiders secured their second win of the season and now sit in 7th place on the ladder after round four. They will get a chance to make it three wins in a row against the Mounties this Saturday in Wagga Wagga.

Jersey Flegg Cup

The Raiders Jersey Flegg side secured their first win of the season with a 28-24 win over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at 4 Pines Park on Saturday.

Raiders winger Steven Numambo opened the scoring in the first minute of the match after a linebreak, giving the Raiders an early lead. 

It was a tight contest between the two sides for most of the first half before the Raiders scored two tries in the last 10 minutes to take a 22-12 lead into half-time.

The Sea Eagles hit back in the 45th minute to score the first try of the second half and bring the deficit back to just four points.

But the Raiders bounced back and jumped out to a 28-18 lead after Raiders five-eighth Thomas Casey scored a runaway try off the back of a set restart in the 60th minute. 

The Raiders went on to win the match 28-24 and secured their first win of the 2022 season. The side will be looking to make it back to back wins when they come up against the second placed Victorian Thunderbolts in Wagga Wagga on Saturday,. 


Acknowledgement of Country

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