1978 Midweek Amco Cup - Quarter Final

South Sydney v Northern Division

Lang Park

Wed Jul 4, 7:30pm

LOSS 9-11

Manly fielding their weakest line-up of the season, last night ended the jinx of their clashes with South Sydney this year. Manly hung on grimly to defeat Souths 9-11 in their Amco Cup clash at Lang Park, Brisbane. Both sides scored a try in a dour match and goal kickers decided the issue. Manly hooker John Gray won the match with an easy penalty goal 10 minutes from full-time after Souths were penalised for a scrum breach. It was a tight match all the way. At quarter-time it was nil all, at half-time Manly led 2-7 and three-quarter time Manly 9-7. A cowd of about 3,000 saw South Sydney kick off at Lang Park. Manly without seven regular first graders, took a while to settle intotheir rhythm. Souths full-back Erick Fergusen missed with a penalty kick in the second minute. Souths also made further changes to their side when hooker Ken Stewart was a last minute replacement for Arthur Katinis. Manly hooker John Gray missed with his first two penalty attempts to leave the score 0-all at quarter time.. The first points of the game came in the second minute of the second quarter when Gray kicked a penalty goal from in front of the posts after Souths were caught offside. Three minutes later second-rower Bruce Walker was in for the first try of the game. Gray cobverted the try with a good goal to put Manly ahead 0-7. Souths first points of the game came in the eighth minute of the second quarter when Fergusen kicked a wide angled penalty goal. South Sydney lock Trevor Barnes who scored Souths' try midway through the third quarter when he pulled through two tackles after the Rabbitohs won a scrum, won the man of the match award. He finished one point ahead of Manly half Alan Thompson who had a terrific game highlighted by a try saving tackle on Souths prop John Peek.

20 min  0-0
22 min  0-2
25 min  0-7
28 min  2-7
50 min  7-7
60 min  7-9
        9-9
70 min  9-11

Barnes try
Fergusen 3 from 4 goals

Crowd      3,000
Referee    D.MacDonald

Penalities   -
Scrums       -

Final Line Up
                                  T  G/A  FG
Flbk -  1 - Fergusen, Eric        -  3/4   -
Wing -  2 - Swift, Jim            -  -     -
Cntr -  3 - Bishop, Glen          -  -     -
Cntr -  4 - Berne, John           -  -     -
Wing -  5 - Corak, Denis          -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Laurie, Rocky         -  -     -
Half -  7 - Wright, Gary          -  -     -
Lock -  8 - Barnes, Trevor        1  -     -
SRow -  9 - Bampton, Darrell      -  -     - (c)
SRow - 10 - Sait, Paul            -  -     -
Prop - 11 - Peek, John            -  -     -
Hook - 16 - Stewart, Ken          -  -     - 
Prop - 13 - Tunks, Peter          -  -     -


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Other FG Matches

      

Judiciary News

No one was sent off.


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