The weekend proved a mixed bag for the Darlington Point Coleambally Roosters in Lake Cargelligo, with the reserve side coming away after a close contest and a senior side loss.
The reserves game got off to a rough start, with scores to Sinell Thorpe and Wendall Kirby giving Tullibigeal Lake Cargelligo an early advantage.
An early comeback from DPC saw tries from Simon Fuller, Dylan Trembath, Bradley Lyons, with Thomas Fuller adding two goals.
They hit back against another Sharks onslaught, rounding out the first half with tries from Andrew Herbert, Geoff Rowley and another Fuller goal.
Coach Andrew Herbert said the side played the majority of the game without anyone on the bench.
“We had an injury in the first few minutes, so most of the team played an entire game … The forward really dug deep and ground it out to each other. We got out to a decent lead.”
The Sharks hit back in the second half. Despite a strong rally, DPC managed to hold on to the win.
“We started to run out of legs toward the end and get within two points. It was a really great effort from the boys. All the forwards played really well. They shared the workload around a lot, which really helps.”
The senior side finished 40 – 8 against Tullibigeal Lake Cargelligo. Next week will see them take on West Wyalong at home.