Warilla out to bounce back from first loss

FEW would give the last-placed Port Kembla Blacks much chance of beating the top of the table Warilla-Lake South on Saturday, but then again, who really expected the Gorillas to lose last week?

While it was likely the Gorillas unbeaten run was going to come to an end at some stage, the Albion Park-Oak Flats Eagles were hardly at the top of the list of likely candidates to do it.

But some late heroics got the Eagles over the line for a 24-22 win last week, proving the Gorillas can definitely be beaten.

Having the monkey off their back may well be a good thing for the Gorillas, who can turn their focus back on winning games, rather than wonder when their first loss would come.

Port Kembla have just had a week off with the bye, but won’t take a lot of confidence from their last hit out, where they were beaten 58-22 by the Berry Magpies.

Perhaps they will be inspired by the Eagles heroics last week, but the Gorillas will be keen to avoid two massive upsets in as many weeks and should regroup and get a win.

BIG GAME: Warilla-Lake South halfback Jesse Dee will be hoping to help his side bounce back from their first loss when they take on Port Kembla on Saturday. Photo: PATRICK FAHY

BIG GAME: Warilla-Lake South halfback Jesse Dee will be hoping to help his side bounce back from their first loss when they take on Port Kembla on Saturday. Photo: PATRICK FAHY

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