Bombala versus Bega rugby league
On Saturday the Bombala District Rugby League Football Club ventured down the mountain to play against the Bega Roosters and Chicks in round 4 of the Group 16 fixture.
The Ladies League Tag, Bombala High Heelers kept their winning streak alive beating the reigning premiers, the Bega chicks 26-10.
The High Heelers defence stayed strong and while Bega was able to cross the line on two occasions, it wasn't enough to hold out the well-disciplined and classy football skills of the High Heelers.
Three points were awarded to the try scoring machine Tash Stewart, two points went to Monique Ingram and one point went to Lucy Sellars.
Players player awarded to Chloe Murphy for her hard line running and break away runs.
The Reserve Grade Bombala boys had a solid lineup, but still adjusting to new players they were rattled by the big Bega pack and the final score 42 to 6 ended in the Roosters favour.
Three points and players player was awarded to Richard Stewart whose ‘never say die’ attitude in defence was an inspiration to the Bombala team, Bailey Jones was awarded two points for his great scramble defence and one point went to John Ford who proved hard to handle in both attack and defence.
The first grade took the field under lights with a 6.30pm kick off. The Bombala team were looking energised by the injection of two new Fijian team mates. While the score stayed locked at 6-0 in Bega’s favour for much of the first half, it was Bombala who would be their own enemy continuously handing possession back to the Bega team through unforced errors.
Joe Bobbin would be a standout in attack running solid lines and gaining great meters for the Bombala team. Fijian duo Tuwame Turaganivalu (or ‘Warmi’) and Saimoni Buinimasi (or ‘Sam’) proved lethal in defence putting hits on the Bega boys that could be almost felt by the crowd.
The final score was Bega 34-0 with 3 points going to Like Ingram, 2 points to Tuwame and 1 point to Malcolm Stone.
Bombala are hosting next weekend’s games on Saturday.