Dunedoo Swannettes downed in Castlereagh League Tag decider

TAGGED: The Dunedoo Swannettes were beaten by Warren in the Castlereagh League Tag grand final on Saturday. Photo: Peter Sherwood.

TAGGED: The Dunedoo Swannettes were beaten by Warren in the Castlereagh League Tag grand final on Saturday. Photo: Peter Sherwood.

The Dunedoo Swannettes fell short of the 2017 Christie and Hood Castlereagh League Tag premiership, going down to Warren Bulldogs on Saturday.

Warren claimed the grand final in Gilgandra 26 to 14.

The game was of a high standard – expected of a clash between the minor premiers and regular season runners-up - and reinforced just how important league tag is to the Castlereagh League with the big audience on hand appreciative of the players’ efforts and skill.

The ladies game has been a part of the competition for three years.

The Bulldog’s Katina Darcy played a major role in securing the premiership with her two tries proving to be pivotal to the final result and she was duly awarded player of the match status.

Dunedoo didn’t leave the big day empty-handed though, with Matthew Guan’s extensive service to the game of rugby league and the Dunedoo community recognised when he was named as the Volunteer of the Year.

In the men’s game, the Gilgandra Panthers senior league team powered their way to a comprehensive victory over the Coonamble Bears, 46 to 10, to claim back-to-back premierships.

The win reinforced their already strong claim for prestigious Clayton Cup after they finished the season undefeated.

Coonabarabran claimed the Youth League title with a 40 to 26 win over Baradine.

Warren Bulldogs 26 (Katina Darcy 2, Karen Harris, Nikki Fuller, Katie Poidevin tries, Harris 3 goals) defeated Dunedoo Swanettes 14 (Emma Gallagher 2, Lauren Sullivan tries, Channy Burgess goal).