Tigers return to winner’s circle

AFTER three straight tough losses, the Bomaderry Tigers have kept their finals hopes alive by defeating Northern Districts at Hollymount Park on Saturday.

TOUGH: Bomaderry Tigers' Paul Stephenson. Photo: CATHY RUSSELL

TOUGH: Bomaderry Tigers' Paul Stephenson. Photo: CATHY RUSSELL

The 18.7-115 to 11.7-73 victory was set up a five goal opening quarter and eight goal final quarter by Bomaderry.

Phil Cowan kicked six majors in the win and was well supported by Nathan Thomas, Nick McKay (both four), Jack Boxsell and Lockie Bailey (both two). Tigers’ best on ground were Courtney Ward, Jeremy O'Byrne, Cowan, Bailey, Lachlan Hutchison and Jacob Wright.

Cross-town rivals Nowra/Albatross fell to their 10th straight loss of the season, losing 20.17-137 to 2.4-16 to the Shellharbour City Suns at Myimbarr Oval. Best for Vikings were Marco Basaglia, Tim Green, Mark Everard, Jake Evans, Cabbot Stewart -Browne and Alex Legge.

Elsewhere, Kiama handed Wollonong Lions their first loss of the season 6.9-45 to 5.3-33 while Bulldogs easily accounted for Figtree 21.10-136 to 9.11-65.