Adam Jenkinson plays last game for Raymond Terrace Rugby League

FAREWELL: Adam "Janko" Jenkinson scored two tries in his final game for the Magpies. Picture: Supplied

FAREWELL: Adam "Janko" Jenkinson scored two tries in his final game for the Magpies. Picture: Supplied

The Magpies saw off Adam Jenkinson in style on Saturday with a powerful 34-12 win over Maitland.

Jenkinson, a universal backrower just at home at halfback, has dedicated 10 years to the club progressing from the juniors to the seniors.

But Saturday marked his last game due to family and business commitments.

He did so in fine form with two tries.

“He’s done so much for this club on and off the field,” Alan Tarrant said.

“He was a universal player and a very hard player.

“While he can’t play anymore he’s still pitching in for some new team shirts.

“One thing’s for sure, there will never be another ‘Janko’.”

The side backed up last week’s 26-6 win over Cardiff.

The Benn brothers also played well along side Max Fuller.

Terrace will take on Karuah this weekend.

Panthers hobbled

Mallabulla Panthers ran into a red hot Cardiff team strengthened by Wests grade players dropping back into the Newcastle-Hunter competition and went down 46-10.

Mallabulla went into the game down on troops after losing key players in last weeks narrow 16-14 to Tea Gardens. Tough forward Jarrod Richardson suffered a broken arm with David Morgan out for weeks with torn ankle ligaments.

Clever half back Shane Maher made it back-to-back players-player awards with a strong performance. The panthers host Dora Creek Saturday.

Fingal comeback

Fingal Bay Rugby League proved there is plenty of character in the team with last week’s come from behind win over competition heavy weights Cardiff.

Trailing 12-6 at the break Fingal went on to win 20-16.

A week earlier Fingal defeated West Wallsend 30-16 in a replay of last year’s grand final. Tough forward Nathan Salerno was strong up front with a man of the match performance. Playmaker Issac Upton ignited plenty of attacking raids. The elusive Cameron Cooper scored two tries on his debut game with the Bomboras who travel to Windale for next week’s game.

- Peter Arnold

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