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Wenty too good for Western Suburbs

Western Suburbs Magpies v Wentworthville Magpies - Round 17 highlights

Western Suburbs Magpies got first points, starting the game strong, but the Wentworthville Magpies proved too strong for their competitors in their Round 17 Canterbury Cup clash at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Western Suburbs were first on the scoreboard in just the fourth minute with Luke Garner crashing over next to the post.

The Wentworthville Magpies piled on the pressure form there with some good field position and back-to-back sets, which saw Ethan Parry pick up their first points on the left wing minutes later.

The Western Suburbs hit back, with Tommy Talau performing a nice left hand fend to cross in the right corner for their second try of the game.

In the seesawing game, Oregon Kaufusi bundled over in the 22nd minute to even the scoreboard at 10 a piece.

An opportunity for Wentworthville went begging when Will Smith knocked on a grubber kick in the in-goal.

Taipari broke open the game before halftime with a nice short ball to Fainga'a who picked up Wentworthville’s third try to put them ahead by four points.

Rhys Davies extended the lead in the 38th minute to put Wentworthville ahead by 8 heading into the sheds.

It took 13 minutes before points were scored in the second half.

A nice long ball from Will Smith put Haze Dunster over in the corner, before Rhys Davies converted the try from the sideline.

Western Suburbs gave a late scare with four minutes to go, with Kane McQuiggin scoring on the right hand side.

The following set, Bevan French made a near length of the field dash, but failed to score for Wentworthville after being tackled into touch.

Western Suburbs scored under the post with one second to go, but it was too little too late.

Wentworthville Magpies were too strong in the end and came away with the two points, scrambling in defence until full-time, winning 26-20.

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