There were a variety of results for the Sydney Roosters Pathways teams through their Round 5 matches, with some exciting football being displayed by all three teams.
Bears and Jets Level After North Sydney Thriller
The North Sydney Bears fell just short of emulating the NRL side's comeback in the first leg of the Frank Hyde Shield against the Newtown Jets with the match ending in a 20-all draw.
At a picturesque North Sydney Oval packed to the brim with Rugby League fanatics, the Bears would strike first as a soaring Joseph Suaalii regathered a mid-air bomb to touch down much to the delight of the crowd.
But the Jets would dominate the rest of the first half, with ill-discipline on both sides of the ball cruelling Norths as their opponents scored three quick-fire tries to lead 14-6 at the break.
A number of early opportunities for the Bears were squandered, and although Newtown extended their early lead in the second half, the Bears would rectify their scrappy first half with Sione Hopoate and Max Bailey putting the side back in the contest.
Bears v Jets Highlights NSW Cup Round 5
With time ticking down and the Bears on the front foot, Matt Ikuvalu would level the scores with a barging try from dummy-half, but the comeback was short-lived as a missed conversion and field goal attempt saw the contest end 20-all in an entertaining match.
The Bears travel to Aubrey Keech Reserve on Sunday afternoon to take on Mounties at 2pm in their Round 6 clash.
Central Coast Roosters Continue Winning Ways Over Glebe
The Central Coast Roosters have put on another strong scoring display, putting in another 10-try performance against the Glebe Dirty Reds 50-6 to sit atop of the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership table.
Match: CC Roosters v Dirty Reds
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Venue: Morry Breen Oval, Central Coast
The Tricolours got on the scoreboard early as centre Yasmin Meakes scored in the fourth minute, with Caitlan Johnston joining her to see the side lead 10-nil after twelve minutes.
Up 22-nil at the break, the Roosters scored an additional five tries in the second half as Jasmin Strange bagged a hat-trick, with Joeli Morris scoring a double late in the contest. Fullback Shannon Evans kicked four goals in the 44-point win, with Glebe only getting on the board in the final minute of the match.
The Central Coast Roosters will draw their attention to their Monday night clash against St Mary's at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence.
Jersey Flegg Fall Short to Eels In See-Sawing Contest
The Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg Cup side were downed by the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium 24-10 on Sunday afternoon.
After a scoreless first quarter of the match, the Eels struck twice in succession to lead 12-nil at the break, but the Roosters were quick to reply on resumption as centre Sidney Noppen got his side on the board.
Match: Eels v Roosters
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Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
But just as they looked to get into an arm wrestle, Parramatta once again put on a brace of quick-fire tries to extend their lead, with a consolation four-pointer to five-eighth Jack Mossman in the final few minutes not enough to close the gap.
The Jersey Flegg Cup side play the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Saturday at Belmore Sports Ground.