Aaron Henry leads Gorillas to big win over Magpies

WARILLA Gorillas returned to something like their best form and the Berry Magpies six match winning run came to a sudden end at Cec Glenholmes Oval with the home team winning 52-4.

Both teams were well below full strength with at least three players from each team named in the program not playing due to injuries.

Berry were unable to handle Warilla captain and lock forward Aaron Henry, who had a field day scoring two tries and taking part in several others.

Warilla again appear the team to beat for the premiership, and for the first time in several games, their goal kicker was on target

Berry showed good defence early but were their own worst enemy, continually turning over possession.

They will need to re-group for the important deferred game against Gerringong next Sunday.

Good Berry defence featured in the opening stages but lost possession early in tackle counts did not help their attack.

Warilla hooker Corban appeared to score but his team was given a penalty and in the ninth minute Luke Roberts scored for Nolan to convert and the Gorillas led 6-nil.

Jesse Dee short kicked for centre Blake Colgan to score but the conversion was missed and Warilla led 10-nil.

After 30 minutes Warilla were dominating possession and Aaron Henry made his presence felt sending hooker Corban over before scoring himself just before half-time.

When Nolan goaled it was 22-nil at the interval.

Upon resumption Berry again lost possession and Henry sent Pepper over in the corner.

Nolan converted with a great kick to make it 28-nil.

Dee was again prominent and sent Henry crashing over for his second try, which Nolan converted, and another Henry pass sent Keiran Rankmore in.

At 38-nil in the 56th minute, a big score looked on the cards.

Berry at last showed something in attack and winger James Knight crossed for their only points after a great passing movement.

Again it was all Warilla with Colgan sending winger Lische over and then Henry was again to the fore sending Mark Walsh over.

The half century was posted when Chad Lische scored his second and the final score was 52-4.

The match flowed well with referee Craig Jones only awarding seven penalties for the entire game.

Aaron Henry was outstanding among many good Gorilla players including Mark Walsh, Joel Skeates, Jesse Dee and Dane Corran, while halves Josh Ingold and Joe Rogers, winger James Knight and Nick Schilko tried hard in a beaten Magpies team.