THE Nowra Blues recorded an incredible come from behind win against Port Kembla Blacks on Saturday at West Street Oval.
The 73-44 victory has boosted the team’s spirits and position in the South Coast AFL competition.
After a slow start to the match Nowra was on the back foot entering the second half of the competition, with the Blacks up 35-20.
However a strong half-time talk to the Blues had them refreshed in the second half of the game, and four goals in the third quarter saw them take the lead 48-43.
The fourth quarter was just as good for the Blues, and another three goals saw them seal the deal and take the win 73-44.
Adam Weller managed two goals for the Blues, with best player points going to Jake Evans, Weller, Lachlan Holmes, Tristan Balazic, Cooper Perry and Marco Brasaglia.
Over at Bonaira Oval the lights were officially turned on, however this special occasion turned bitter for Bomadery when they lost to Kiama Power 101-58.
Bomaderry started off slow and were down 57-32 at the long break despite a solid four goals in the second quarter.
It must have been a good half-time talk for the Tigers because they came out of the sheds full of energy and kicked five goals in the third quarter to have them 72-56 going into the fourth and in reach of Kiama.
But Bomaderry could not get a goal in the final quarter and, with the Power kicking four, were defeated 101-58.
Bradley Graham was the top goal kicker for Bomaderry with three goals. He was well supported by Brent Herdman (2).
Best onfield were Andrew Lee, Lachlan Jackman, Herdman, Kieren Whiteley, Luke McCann and Jack Hangan.
Albatross had to forfeit to Northern Districts.
In the other match at Figtree Oval, despite a first and final quarter surge by the home side, Shellharbour defeated Figtree 101-92.
AFLSC first grade results from round nine
Shellharbour defeated Figtree
First quarter: 3-2-20 6-5-41
Second quarter: 2-4-16 1-3-9
Third quarter: 8-4-52 0-2-2
Fourth quarter: 2-1-13 6-4-40
Final: 15-11-101 13-14-92
Figtree : J. Quinn 5, K. Lawrence, C. Schiegel, G. Herron, C. Hart, N. Farrugia, K. Doyle, R. Cairnduff, M. Biro 1.
Figtree: C. Daly, N. Stacey, J. Everson, R. Gordan, Z. Doyle, G. Herron.
Nowra defeated Port Kembla
First quarter: 1-4-10 2-3-15
Second quarter: 1-4-10 3-2-20
Third quarter: 4-4-28 1-2-8
Fourth quarter: 3-7-25 0-1-1
Final: 9-19-73 6-8-44
Port Kembla: J. Jovanovski, S. Webster 2, N. Hill, B. Hasuik 1.
Nowra: A. Weller 2, R. Owen, S. Santiagoo, J. Lenisaurua, L. Holmes 1.
Nowra: J. Evans, A. Weller, L. Holmes, T. Balazic, C. Perry, M. Brasaglia.
Port Kembla – K. Heycott, J. Jovanovski, M. Bright, C. Hasuik, P. Kore, J. Kopke.
Kiama defeated Bomaderry
First quarter: 3-3-21 1-1-7
Second quarter: 5-6-36 4-1-25
Third quarter: 2-3-15 5-1-31
Fourth quarter: 4-5-29 0-2-2
Final: 14-17-101 9-4-58
Kiama: T. Lothian, R. Neels 4, B. Williams 2, J. Samson, J. Bateman, H. Phillips, J. Walton 1.
Bomaderry: B. Graham 3, B. Herdman 2, B. Varcoe, J. Lees, L. Hogan, J. Nicol 1.
Kiama: T. Williams, R. Neels, B. Williams, L. Fuller.
Bomaderry: A. Lee, L. Jackman, B. Herdman, K. Whiteley, L. McCann, J. Hangan.
Albatross forfeited to Northern Districts
Bulldogs had the bye.