Rubgy Union: Wests best Palmyra

Rubgy Union: Wests best Palmyra

WESTS Scarborough has continued their dominant start to the season with a 35-15 victory over Palmyra at Bennett Park on Saturday afternoon.

The ‘Pig Pen’ came to life for an afternoon of Premier Grade rugby, complete with a packed clubhouse balcony, live music from a marquee tent and a Wests Scarborough crowd eager to see their first grade side get the better of a potential top four contender.

Wests opened the try scoring in the match, getting up to as much as 10-0 before Pally narrowed the gap with a clinical try on the right wing corner.

The sides continued to trade blows, adding two more tries apiece to round out the first half with Wests leading 17-12.

Palmyra was unable to put up a try in the second half, falling victim to a rampant Boars side that would outscore the visitors 18-3 in the final 40 minutes.

Palmyra put up the first try of the second half, putting themselves within striking distance before Wests ran away with the match, closing out the contest with two second half tries to secure victory in front of their home crowd.

Wests Scarborough coach Will Anderson said he was pleased with what he believed to be his side’s most well rounded performance of the 2016 season.

“We were pretty happy,” he said.

“We haven’t actually played as well as we did today this season, that was easily the most complete performance for us this year.

“We are happy with the win and the way we played, it’s probably as I said our most complete display this year.

“The attitude was great, as we say to the boys, it’s their team, so they’re in charge of getting the attitude right.

“On a Saturday it’s about 100 per cent attitude, and today their attitude was spot on.”

In the other matches from round five, Associates defeated Joondalup 27-20, UWA overcame Perth Bayswater 27-19, Cottesloe were too strong for Wanneroo 55-21 and Nedlands claimed the RugbyWA Cup defeating Kalamunda 52-19.