WINS | [1976] Round 15: Penrith 25 Western Suburbs 2

Sunday 27th June at Lidcombe Oval

Penrith 25 – Tries: Blacklock (2), Gigg (1), Newsome (1), Reeve (1); Goals: Wilson (3), Ashurst (2) | Western Suburbs 2


The Magpies led 2-0 after 11 minutes, however, the Panthers soon countered with a try to winger Brian Reeve, which was converted by Ken Wilson to make it 5-2.

This was extended to 8-2 with only three minutes remaining in the half when the other winger Ray Blacklock touched down, and whilst it remained unconverted, a Bill Ashurst penalty conversion on the stoke of half time had Penrith up 10-2.

Nine minutes after the resumption, Ashurst landed another penalty conversion from 40 metres out to make it 12-2.

The visitors had the contest all but sewn up with a three try burst in six minutes – the first to fullback Peter Newsome in the 68th minute, and then a second to Blacklock in the 73rd and quickly followed by one to centre Ross Gigg to blow it out to 25-2.


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