ANOTHER inconsistent game brought defeat for Perth-Bayswater Premier Grade Rugby Union, going down 40-22 to Wanneroo.
Wanneroo dominated possession and territory in the first half at Pat O’Hara Reserve on Saturday but the local side tackled their hearts out to lead 3-0.
However, the weight of possession eventually told and Wanneroo burst ahead with four unanswered tries before half time.
Perth-Bayswater made up a little ground in the last play of the half with a barging try to prop Liaone Mulikihaamea, converted by fullback Landre Te Kahu.
Wanneroo were back in business as the second spell opened, scoring two more tries with the help of repeated errors from the home side.
But Perth-Bayswater struck back with 20 minutes of attacking rugby, flanker Mark Jackson and Mulikihaamea scoring tries.
Reserve Dylan Timu landed the conversion and Wanneroo looked rattled as Perth-Bayswater closed in at 32-22 with eight minutes to play, but the visitors hung on to kick a late penalty and added a try on full time.