Cutters End Trial On High
The Illawarra Cutters defeated both the Corrimal Cougars 16-10 and Wooden Valley Rams 30-6 at Ziems Park, Corrimal on Saturday.
Both periods of play were contested in torrential conditions with the Cutters first squaring-off against the Cougars.
Corrimal opened the scoring early on in the match, but some brutal running and defence by the Cutters soon saw them in control.
Tyron Cranston crossed for the cutters first try, but he failed to convert his own try in the wet conditions.
Kyle Eather soon crossed for the Cutters second try after some slick hands helped him get over the line.
Dylan Strickland and Alipate Noilea also scored trie for the Cutters in the opening match, with Corrimal scoring a last minute try through Josh Brown to finish the contest.
With the Cutters unable to land any conversion’s the score finished at 16-10.
The Cutters played the second 40 minutes against the Wooden Valley Rams.
Jackson Merritt scored the opening try for the Cutters, with Tyron Cranston converting to make the score 6-0.
Nathan Smith use some strong running and good footwork to set up Joel Johnson under the post to extend their lead to 12-0.
Wooden Valley scored a try to reduce the Cutters lead to 12-6, but that would be the last time they scored.
As the Cutters scored through Sam Duggan, Dylan Strickland, and Tyron Cranston scoring two more to complete his hat trick.
Illawarra Cutters defeat Wooden Valley Rams 30-6.
Illawarra Cutters: combined score 46
Tries: Cranston (3), Strickland (2), Eather, Noilea, Merritt, Johnson, Duggan.
Conversions: Cranston (3/10).