Shoalhaven Heads-Berry announced themselves as a premiership contender on Saturday by defeating league-leaders Bomaderry 2-1 at Vic Zealand Oval.
Neither side could find the back of the net in the first half, as the game came to life in the second 45.
Goals from Scott Culey and Gavin Dostal secured the hosts all three points, while Acelin Bobbermien found the back of the net for the Tigers.
The victory, the Sharks' seventh of the 2021 Blackmore Bolden Shield, moves them onto 28 points - just two behind second-placed Shoalhaven United.
Bomaderry, despite dropping just their third Shoalhaven District Football Association match of the season, is still first on 32 points, with just three home and away rounds remaining.
Next Saturday, the Heads host St Georges Basin while the Tigers will look to rebound against Manyana at Bomaderry Oval.
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