THE Stingrays of Shellharbour have shocked heavyweights Dapto in round two of the Illawarra Touch Premier League at Thomas Dalton Park.
Both teams were missing some big-name players through injury, with Terry Deegan out for the Canaries and Dean Springfield missing for Stingrays but it didn't stop the high level of touch played between the two sides.
The Stingrays shot to a quick 2-nil lead before Dapto worked their way back to level the scores through some Sam Clune magic.
But it was the Stingrays who took a 5-3 lead to the break with man of the match Jayden Sargent and captain Tim Robinson setting up numerous key touchdowns.
After falling apart in the second half of their round one draw with Thirroul, the Rays took it up a notch, holding the Canaries to just one touchdown in the final stanza.
An 8-4 victory a huge boost for the side's confidence, with defence the most pleasing factor according to Robinson.
"All three of their first half tries came from smart long balls, we addressed that at half-time and made some fixes and it worked perfectly," Robinson said.
"Our wingers Reece Hunt and Oscar Thomas were game changes with several great reads in defence and Jayden Sargent cashed in on that at the other end turning it on in attack."
In other round two men's games, Wests Illawarra remained undefeated by downing Helensbugh 8-5, while Thirroul and Corrimal finished at 5-all.
In the women's competition, Jamberoo and Gerringong remain undefeated.
The Superoos proved too strong for the Stingrays with Cleo Fien being player of the match in the 8-2 win.
While Gerringong took no mercy on Albion Park-Oak Flats. The Lions were 13-nil winners in a rampaging display.
Woonona outlasted Corrimal 11-4 in the other match.
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