Hinton find gap to Williamtown too big

Fourth-placed Hinton were unable to match it with D-grade competition leaders Williamtown on Sunday, going down 40-16 in front of their home crowd.

Hinton’s Jacob Watson makes a strong run at the Williamtown defence.

Hinton’s Jacob Watson makes a strong run at the Williamtown defence.

The Hornets scored three tries at Hinton Oval courtesy of fullback Robert Lavis, centre Will Frost and second-rower Jade Lawrence, but it wasn’t enough to get them across the lines against the Jets.

Elsewhere in Newcastle and Hunter Rugby League action Abermain defeated winless Woodberry 46-10, with Hawks five-eighth Nathan Robertson scoring a hat-trick of tries, while Clarence Town were beaten 38-10 by second-placed Karuah. 

Kotara won the other D-grade fixture 48-22 against Gloucester.

In C-grade it was Raymond Terrace maintaining their position at the top of the table with a commanding 62-7 victory against Paterson River on Saturday.

The Magpies are ahead of Waratah Mayfield on points ­differential and the Newcastle-based side thumped Dungog 42-0 on the weekend.

Thornton Beresfield allowed Lambton to level with them on the overall standing after being beaten 42-38 in a high-scoring affair, while Stroud accounted for Carrington 36-24.

And in A-grade the fifth-placed East Maitland Griffins recorded back-to-back wins ­heading into their local derby with West Maitland at Coronation Oval on Saturday.

The Griffins overcame Wallsend Maryland 29-22 at home on Saturday with fullback Kade Hardy scoring 11 points, including two tries, a conversion and a field goal, while prop Chad Irvine contributed 10 points with a try and three goals.

Winger Luke Lawrence and lock Al Quinn were the others to make their mark on the score sheet.

However, West Maitland were on the receiving end of the 40-14 result against Cardiff at home on Saturday.


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