Rugby union: good weekend for Mandurah Pirates

Associates scored a surprise 30-25 win over Palmyra, making it to the Premier Grade semi-finals
Associates scored a surprise 30-25 win over Palmyra, making it to the Premier Grade semi-finals

THE Mandurah Pirates defeated the Perth Irish in both A and B grade games at home on Saturday.

The B grade side got off to a great start with Dylan Lewis scoring a try in the second minute of the game to set up a thumping 87-0 win, securing their spot in second place.

The A grade game was closer, with both teams putting everything into their performances during the first half with some amazing talent on display.

At the half time break, Mandurah had a small lead, looking to improve on a few mistakes, and put on some youth.

The plan worked as Mandurah started to break through the Irish defence, scoring a few unanswered tries, allowing Andew Taitoko to show off his skills with the boot, pushing ahead to get a bonus point win, finishing the game with a well deserved 43-5 win.

Next Saturday Mandurah will be playing away, with the B grade travelling to Australind to take on Bunbury, kicking off at 2.10pm.

A grade will travel to Stratton to take on Swan Suburbs, kicking off at 3.30pm.