THIRD placed Bomaderry Tigers had their work cut out for them against sixth placed Shellharbour Suns on Saturday at Myimbarr Oval with the visiting side just snatching the win by 10 points.
Shellharbour started strong and were in front after the first quarter, kicking three goals to Bomaderry’s two.
However this was enough to give the Tigers the scare they needed, and in the second quarter they came out firing to kick six goals to Shellharbour’s four.
In the third Bomaderry were better again and going into the fourth quarter the team had amassed a 55-39 lead.
But the game was not over, and in a high scoring last quarter the Suns fought back to nearly cause an upset.
However the Tigers just held on and returned home victorious 76-66.
Matthew Bryce, Jack Hangan and Liam Arnold shared the leading goal scorers with two goals each.
Best for Bomaderry were Bryce, Cameron Cullen, Matthew Wyles, Sam Dunnell, Sean Byrne and Brent Tyrell.
Over at Bonaira Oval Kiama showed just why they sit at the top of the competition table with a demoralising 130-9 win over the Nowra Blues.
The Blues’ Nick Griffiths scored his team’s only goal in the first quarter, while Kiama notched five of their own.
From then on Kiama just continued to dominate the field, and although the Blues showed plenty of heart, they were no match for the power of Power, proven by the 121 score difference.
Best on field for Nowra were Ashley Balazic, Robert Parsons, Justin Weller, Adam Weller, Josh Corcoran and Nick Griffiths.
Albatross Demons had a tough day at home against Figtree and went down 140-19.
Figtree got off to a flying start in the first quarter to kick five goals while Albatross remained scoreless.
However in the second quarter the Demons made their mark to kick two goals, with the Kangaroos notching up another four.
Another Demons goal in the third quarter was not enough to redeem them, and Figtree stormed home in the fourth with another six goals to take their lead to a whopping 121 deficit.
In the final game at Keira Oval, the Northern Districts Tigers were too good for Woollongong Bulldogs, taking the win 92-39.