The Terriers travelled to Pluim Park on Saturday night to take on last year’s grand final winners Terrigal, in this years second instalment of the Ash Grant Cup.
The Terriers found themselves behind in the early stages of the game but grew into after conceding. Controlling the game and the ball in the Terrigal half for much of the first period brought few chances with the best one coming from Harry Fountain who saw his top corner bound strike from 25yards cleared off the line, keeping Terrigal’s clean sheet intact going into the break.
The Terriers came out for the second half much like they finished the first controlling much of the game in the opposition’s half. Whilst Terrigal continued to be hard to breakdown, they were able to catch the Terriers on the counterattack and double their lead. Shortly after that, it went from bad to worse for the Terriers losing both Ethan Hall and captain Sam Kirk to injuries, as well as Adam Smith who was shown a straight red card.
As the Terriers looked to push on with 10 men Terrigal were able to capitalise twice more with the space that had been left at the back, with the game coming to a close at 4-0.
This would see the Terriers squad lose its first time in 35 league games, as well as the first time to have failed to score in 82 consecutive games. All players, staff and everyone involved should be proud of the achievements that the club has reached.
U21’s – 2-1 (Huxtable)
Reserve Grade – 2-2 (S. Hedley x2)
First Grade – 4-0