THE Jamberoo Superoos have bounced back to the winner's list in style, after scoring a thumping 54-16 win over Berry-Shoalhaven Heads Magpies at a windy Kevin Walsh Oval on Saturday.
Just six days after their surprise loss to Albion Park-Oak Flats last week, the home side, wearing special The Mindset Project jerseys, ran in 12 tries to three against the plucky Magpies to wrap up a spot in Group Seven's top three, and it was only the ferocious wind that kept the score from blowing out even more, with only three conversions by stand-in kicker Dillon Capaan.
The Magpies jumped out of the blocks and had a try on the board in only the second minute when second-rower Luke Ryder ran a great line to score under the posts.
Josh Ingold converted and the visitors led 6-nil.
Their joy was short-lived however when Jamberoo five-eighth Mark Asquith cruised over in the seventh minute and two pieces of Jono Dallas magic, as he served up perfect passes for Kyle Stone (15th minute) and fullback Capaan (22nd minute), put his side on the way to a win.
The Jamberoo side were having little trouble penetrating the Magpies defence and added three further tries in the final 10 minutes of the half to James Gilmore (31st), Simon Maslanka (36th) and Luke Asquith (40th) saw the home side ahead 28-6 at the half-time break.
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The Magpies desperately needed a lift after the break and just four minutes in Josh Ingold and Ryder combined to send Evan O'Shea over wide out.
The centre was unable to convert as his side closed the gap to 18.
The Jamberoo right-side attack then provided the try of the day with good play by James Gilmore and Simon Maslanka leading to winger Luke McParland bagging his first top grade try on his starting debut in the 50th minute before Capaan helped centre Jake Clarke cross for a double in the 56th and 60th minutes.
By this time the Superoos were well-and-truly on fire and Mark Asquith added two more tries to give him a hat-trick and Dallas snaffled an intercept to close out his side's scoring.
The final try of the day went to Magpies prop James Milne, who brushed off two defenders in the final two minutes and Ingold judged the wind to perfection for the best conversion of the day.
It was hard to separate the Superoos best but Dallas, Mark Asquith, Clarke were dominant, while Ben Barnard, Capaan and McParland also had some good moments.
Ryder, Jack McPherson, skipper Blake Dryden and young hooker Jarryd Bowley never stopped trying for the Magpies.