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Group 16 Rugby League
Moruya returned to the winners’ circle with a strong second half performance to trounce Eden 52-26 at home. Both sides were down on troops but the return of Aaron Brierley was the highlight for the Sharks, with his attacking genius the difference between the two sides.
In other first grade games, all the top three sides were successful. Cooma remains unbeaten after thrashing Narooma 64-14, Bombala had an easy 66-0 win over Batemans Bay while Bega outlasted Merimbula 40-32 These results see Moruya sneak into the top four.
In Reserve Grade, Bega were too strong for Merimbula 44-16, Candelo Bemboka maintained top spot with a 30-12 disposal of Cooma, Batemans Bay had a strong away win 34-18 at Bombala and Moruya were too strong for a short-numbered Bermagui, winning 52-0 before he game was stopped 20 minutes early.
In Ladies League Tag, Moruya Sharkettes remain undefeated after their 18-4 win over Eden, Bombala were too strong for Batemans Bay 42-4, Bega accounted for Merimbula 30-12 and Cooma won both their games over Candelo 38-6 and Narooma 26-0.
Under 18s Moruya defeated Eden/Bermagui 36-18, Narooma were too strong for Cooma 38-8 but the big surprise was the size of the margin when Merimbula thrashed Bega 52-10.
SCAFL returned from their representative bye with the game of the season at Pambula where the home side defeated Narooma by a single point. 10.13.73 to 11.6.72. The Panthers lead by 5 points at half time and 16 at three quarter time but had to withstand a strong finish from the young Lions, who lost no friends from their effort. In the other result to hand, Tathra were too strong for Bermagui 24.20.164 to 6.10.46 to join Narooma and Pambula on the top of the ladder
In ACT AFL, Batemans Bay Seahawks had to travel away again to Woden. Sadly, The Bay had no answers for the defending premiers losing 8.12.60 to 5.5.35. Their reserve grade had another tough day,losing 179-28. The Seahawks have a chance to get their season back on track with a night home game next week against Ainslie, with the Reserves kicking off at 4.15 and the main game at 6.30.
In Rugby Union The Batemans Bay Boars always looked in control of their local derby, beating Braidwood Redbacks 27-24. The win was set up by a strong first half where they went to the sheds leading 19-7. Next week they have the bye. Until next week Ian Traynor From Ashleigh Steinke:
Above: Photos of the Cooma Stallions v Narooma Devils & Candelo Bemboka United matches courtesy of Ashleigh Steinke of A.S Photography Click for larger image and slideshow (more great photos of the day here) Cooma Stallions took on the Narooma Devils and Candelo-Bemboka United yesterday as the High contact game commenced. Kicking off with the Cooma Fillies versing the Narooma Devils; quick ball movement and strong tagging left the Narooma girls angry leading to 3 girls from Narooma being sent off. But Cooma kept their head up and came out the better winners 26-0. Under 18's took on Narooma; Narooma showed up ready for a game and with great players showed they were the better team coming out winners over the Stallions 38-8. Reserve Grade and the Cooma Stallions took on the undefeated CBU. CBU showing why they are undefeated but Cooma not giving up so easily with great attack. CBU coming out winners 30-12. Cooma Fillies playing their second game of the day taking on CBU; the girls using their downfalls from the previous game and putting them to good use. Great quick tries and strong defence coming out winners 38-6. First Grade coming out with strong impact and great roll on ball movement. The Stallions showed why they are undefeated in the first grade comp. Great tries and a few brawls and playing to playing strong football. the Stallions coming out winners 64-14. Ashleigh Steinke Gleaned from around the social media feeds: Broulee Moruya Giants news In a tough game the inexperienced BMG W team were very competitive v Eden 2016 premiers. Sophie W impressively fended her way out of trouble more than anybody else Saturday at Kyla Park. Look out next time Whalers. BMG U16s smashed Bermi without raising a sweat. It was raining Giant Goals from the boot of Buster and Turbo. U13s & U11s won comfortably in competitive games against Eden.