SHOALHAVEN has dropped to fourth placed on the Illawarra Rugby ladder following Saturday's high-scoring defeat to Campbelltown.
At Campbelltown's King Street Oval, the Harlequins outscored the Shoals 45-40 to cement second spot on the ladder.
The win, Campbelltown's fifth of the season, was set up by tries to Aran Anapu (two), Alefelio Moata'ane, Tony Campbell, Elijah Sa and Alex Sherwin - with Netane Masima landing five goals.
In the defeat, Lee Baddeley scored three tries for the visitors, as David Priestman (two) and Aaron McDonnell also crossed
Harry Hibbs added five conversions for Shoals.
Elsewhere in first grade, Shamrocks smashed Tech Waratahs 43-12, Avondale thumped Kiama 60-7 and Vikings accounted for Camden 50-12.
Shoalhaven didn't leave Campbelltown empty handed though, with their second grade side winning 22-nil.
Shoals, who are now 3-3 on the season, next play fifth-placed Shamrocks at Rugby Park - marking their final home game on 2020.