The Wentworthville Magpies have produced a blistering attacking display to record a 46-28 victory over the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at HE Laybutt Field on Sunday.
An Ethan Parry double was the catalyst of a relentless second-half performance from the Magpies – crossing for five tries in the latter half, including two in the dying stages, to keep their finals hopes alive.
Both sides showed some impressive attacking efforts with Wentworthville holding onto a slender 18-16 at half-time but the Sea Eagles were unable to withstand the pressure and it resulted in a comfortable win for Rip Taylor's men.
Parry crossed for his first of the afternoon, after a long range try against the run of play saw the Magpies put the first points on the board in the third minute before a try to Rhys Davies in the 10th saw the Magpies have an early 12 point lead.
Three tries in quick succession to Sea Eagles Alfred Smalley, Sean Keppie and Zach Dockar-Clay in a five minute window saw the home side take a 16-12 lead after 24 minutes.
The Magpies halted the home side momentum, and a late try in the first half to hooker Matt McIlwrick, who barged his way over close to the line saw the Magpies claim a 18-16 lead after the first half.
Parry scored his second of the afternoon to kick off the second half, after some nice lead up work by half Jaeman Salmon.
A favourable bounce to the home side saw Tevita Funa score in the 48th minute before Kane Elgey crossed after four sets on the Magpies line, giving the home side a 28-22 lead.
However the final 20 minutes of play saw the Magpies attacking play click into gear.
After some powerful charges in the lead up, winger Greg Leleisiuao powered his way over next to the posts to score in the 60th minute before Salmon had his own four pointer in the 68th minute when he found his way over the line out wide to take the lead.
A powerful charge from Oregon Kaufusi in the 74th minute saw the young prop bulldoze and slam his way for a try underneath posts before a try to Haze Dunster in the 78th minute of play put a stamp on the Magpies attacking play, crossing out wide after an offload from Leleisiuao.
Four tries in twenty minutes securing the Magpies victory as they claimed a 46-28 victory over the Sea Eagles.
Wentworthville Magpies 46 (Tries: Ethan Parry (2), Rhys Davies, Matt McIlwrick, Greg Leleisiuao, Jaeman Salmon, Oregon Kaufusi, Haze Dunster; Goals: Rhys Davies 7/8)
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 28 (Tries: Alfred Smalley, Sean Keppie, Zach Dockar-Clay, Tevita Funa, Kane Elgey; Goals: Kane Elgey 4/5)