NRL VIC ISC 9's Recap
Eels, Bears through to ISC 9s Semi’s
The Pakenham Eels and Werribee Bears have advanced through to the Semi Finals of the ISC NRL Victoria 9s Competition after defeating the North West Wolves and Altona Roosters at AAMI Park.
After being given the opportunity to step up into the First Grade ISC 9s competition due to their high performance in the 2016 NRL Victoria spirit of league award the Pakenham Eels were able to upset the higher graded Wolves.
The Eels came out firing with their crisp ball movement immediately putting them in front as Tyrael-McGee Walters scored a try in the 2nd minute of the game. Robert Haukautai then put the Eels further in front in the 8th minute before the impressive Kody Simeki kept the Wolves in the game with a try right on Half Time.
In the second half the Eels were able to capitalise on some sloppy Wolves efforts including a costly knock on deep in defence with tries to Jaevarn McGee and Alan Leilua putting the Eels 18-6 in front.
A late Kody Simeki try from a brilliant solo run then brought the Wolves back within 6 points but the full time siren would soon follow.
In the other game Werribee, the reigning First Grade premiers proved way to strong for the Altona Roosters holding them scoreless in the 32-0 win.
Nicholas Donghi joined Kody Simeki as the only multiple try scorers for the day while Niv Richard, Redeem Saleupolu, Suipeli Fupfiami, Kuros Metuariki and Ben Tuiatua also crossed the line.
Metuariki was the most prominent scorer on the ground with four goals to go with his try.
The Bears will now face the Doveton Steelers in the Semi Finals of the ISC 9s competition and Pakenham will face the winner of Casey and Sunbury.
Pakenham Eels 18 def North West Wolves 12
Eels: McGee Waters (2’), Haukautai (8’), Leilua (11’), McGee (16’)
Wolves: Simeki (9’,18’)
Werribee Bears 32 def Altona Roosters 0
Bears: Donghi 2, Richard, Redeem, Kuros, Suipeli, Tuitala