While Trundle continued its march to the Woodbridge Cup finals with a win over arch rivals Condobolin and Eugowra pushed to within two points of the five with a victory over Peak Hill, Cargo was at Grenfell suffering its third straight loss.
The Blue Heelers were undermanned, and Grenfell took advantage, dominating the early exchanges.
Although, after repelling a number of Goannas raids, Cargo opened the scoring through Tyrell Charters. Duncan Young’s conversion made it 6-nil, but a converted Mana Aditagane try pulled Grenfell back.
After that, Grenfell dominated the first half, running in three more converted tries – to Josh Edwards, skipper Phil Ingram and Mitch Stevens – to lead 24-6 at half-time.
The battered Blue Heelers did lift in the second half, taking it to the Goannas. Cargo scored through Matty Fuller, Young converted, to make it 24-12 but then the goalkicker was sin-binned.
The Heelers held Grenfell out though, then scored to make it 24-16 and when Grenfell’s Brenden Hewen was binned the Blue Heelers had more than a sniff with eight minutes to go.
But, Grenfell held on, scoring late through Sam Ingram to secure a 28-16 win. Cargo stays in third, while the Goannas move into the five.
Canowindra had the bye, while Manildra expectedly destroyed Burrangong.
In Youth League Trundle defeated Condobolin while Eugowra and Canowindra played a 28-all draw.
In League Tag Trundle defeated Condobolin 26-12, Eugowra won 80-0 over Peak Hill; Manildra defeated Burrangong 44-0. and Grenfell beat Cargo 32-10.