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Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

Werris Creek jumped to the top of the 2024 Whitehaven Coal Group 4 Ladies League Tag premiership with its 60-nil mercy rule win over Wee Waa Pantherettes on their home ground David Taylor Park on Sunday.

The Magpies converted a 30-nil halftime lead into their 12 try success with centre Mia Cloake crossing for three more tries making it eight in eight days after crossing for five tries in the previous round against Narrabri Bluebirds.

She has now scored nine tries and leads the tryscoring table as well as the pointscoring table with 62 points after also kicking eight goals.

She also leads the Group 4 Best & Fairest Award.

On Sunday she had plenty of assistants too with Maya Patterson also crossing for a trio of tries with Erica Lawrence and Dayna Porter also touching down twice.

Magpies coach Anna Smith was delighted with the side combined.

“They played really well and stuck to the structure,” said Anna Smith.

“It was a whole team effort.”

She said Rachel James and Montanna Allan controlled the ball in close allowing the fleet-footed backs to run riot.

The win enabled the Magpies to fly to the top of the table on points for and against with three wins from three games joining unbeaten Kootingal and North Tamworth.

Wee Waa coach Carol Grant admitted “it’s hard” as her side makes it’s way back in the Group 4 competition after seven years.

“We’ve got a good young side,” she said.

“Some have never played the game before but there is so much talent there. And they are enjoying it.

“They are really putting in at training. It’s only second game back too, we’re only going to get better. They are a great little team with so much potential.”

She said Dakota Welsh deserved her two points from the referees.

“She does put in and has a go,” she said of Welsh.

She said the side’s goal is to win a game.

Out at Moree’s Boughton Oval the Gunnedah Bulldogs had a close tussle with the Boars, winning 6-4 thanks to the lone touchdown of captain-coach Jacqui Jones.

North Tamworth and Dungowan Cowgirls also fought out a tight game at Jack Woolaston Oval, North Tamworth on Saturday with the unbeaten Bearettes winning 10-6.

Boggabri’s Cassidy Morley’s hat trick of tries helped her Kangaroos to its first win of the season, a 20-12 success over Narrabri.

Ladies League Tag results

Werris Creek 60 defeated Wee Waa 0
Boggabri 20 defeated Narrabri 12
Gunnedah 6 defeated Moree 4
North Tamworth 10 defeated Dungowan 4

First Grade results

Werris Creek 60 defeated Wee Waa 0
North Tamworth 38 defeated Dungowan 18
Boggabri 62 defeated Narrabri 24
Moree 38 defeated Gunnedah 14

Second Grade results

Dungowan 32 defeated North Tamworth 14
Boggabri 60 defeated Narrabri 14
Moree 56 defeated Gunnedah 10

Under 18s results

Werris Creek 52 defeated Wee Waa 10
Dungowan 44 defeated North Tamworth 8


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