Magpies narrowly defeated by St Helens Academy

Wests Magpies juniors were narrowly defeated 32-30 by a touring St Helens Academy side last night at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.


The game was played in three thirty-minute quarters and was a solid hit-out for a group of players trialling for the 2014 Wests Magpies SG Ball train-on squad.


St Helens led 22-10 after the first interval, with the Magpies staging a fight back to be down just 26-18 going into the last third.


Late tries to Daniel Roberts and Jesse Jackson had the home team right in the match, however St Helens held on for a 32-30 victory.


Jackson, Charlton Schaufhausen and Cody King were awarded the best players for the Magpies on the night.


The touring St Helens Academy squad will now face Penrith on Saturday in the final match of their visit.


St Helens 32 (Smith 2, Davis 2, Eccleston, Abrahams tries; Hewitt 4 goals) defeated Wests Magpies 30 (Coskerie 2, King, Schaufhausen, Jackson, Roberts tries; Roberts 3 goals)


Wests Magpies

1. Jeff Karam

2. Brennan Laverty

3. Charlton Schaufhausen

4. Liam Cassidy

5. Toa Mataafa

6. Daniel Roberts

7. James Perlowski

8. Jack Hart

9. Michael Applebee

10. Kye Madden

11. Zac McInnes

12. Jesse Jackson

13. Chris Vee


Interchange:

Jordan Sandovic

Eddie Kendall

Jarrad Tompkins

Cody King

Harrison Coskerie

Visiano Vaohea

Dion Delevante

Jerome Meafu

Jacob Andrews

Matthew Keppie

Brayden Boaden

Frank Arcella