Dunedoo Gulgong strong in first half

LEADING THE WAY: Emma Gallagher and Lauren Sullivan (pictured at Western training) are members of the all-conquering Dunedoo League Tag side.
LEADING THE WAY: Emma Gallagher and Lauren Sullivan (pictured at Western training) are members of the all-conquering Dunedoo League Tag side.

The Christie and Hood Castlereagh League competition enters the second round of the 2017 season on Saturday following the June long weekend general bye.

The Dunedoo Swanettes lead the way in the League Tag, undefeated thus far in season 2017.

While highly capable of piling on the points in attack an examination of their for and against statistics reveals that they have placed a high emphasis on defence, averaging leaking less than a miserly five points per game.

Whether or not they can go on with the job remains to be seen, but at the turning point they enjoy a four point buffer on the competition table over their nearest rivals, and they will be keen to maintain their unbeaten status.

The journey towards the semi-finals begins this Friday night for the Swannettes when they will be hosting Warren in a night game, the visitors finding some good form in recent times and desperate to force their way into the top four they may well prove a real test for the home side.

In the Rugby League, defending premiers the Gilgandra Panthers top the table undefeated for 2017 with the Gulgong Terriers chasing in third.

Like the second placed Coonamble Bears the Terriers have won five games and dropped two, however with inferior For-and-Against they cede the spot on the ladder.

The local side’s only losses coming to the rampaging Panthers (like every side to go up against the team so far) and a shock loss to Trangie, the latter they’ll no doubt be ruing.

REMATCH: Gulgong take on Baradine on Saturday, pictured is Dave Morrison charging the ball up when the sides clashed in Round 1.

REMATCH: Gulgong take on Baradine on Saturday, pictured is Dave Morrison charging the ball up when the sides clashed in Round 1.

On Saturday the Terriers travel to Baradine, and despite putting a half-century past them in Round 1, they have cause to be more wary of the Magpies this time around.

The home side became the first team in 2017 to lead the Panthers at halftime in their last match.

2017 Christie and Hood Castlereagh League Round 10.

Friday, June 16, 2017;

Dunedoo V Warren (League Tag)

Saturday, June 17, 2017;

Coonamble V Coonabarabran

Baradine V Gulgong

 Trangie V Gilgandra

Coolah-bye