Castlereagh nears halfway

TOP DOGS: The Gulgong Terriers will lead Castlereagh League at the half way point following Round 9 this weekend.
TOP DOGS: The Gulgong Terriers will lead Castlereagh League at the half way point following Round 9 this weekend.

The half way mark in the 2018 Christie and Hood Castlereagh League competition will be reached when the full time hooter sounds this weekend.

The Gulgong Terriers lead the way in the senior league on 14 points and enjoy a two-point buffer heading into the break created by Coonabarabran (absent from the senior men’s comp).

But the team with a real opportunity this weekend is Dunedoo, who sit second on the ladder (on 12 points) and are about to host Baradine this Saturday.

Prior to the long weekend bye the Swans defeated Cobar 40-22, with Blake Taufa scoring a hat-trick, Dan Lane a brace, and Will Wood and Duncan O’Leary also scoring tries.

Which helped them to a two-point gap to Gilgandra, who have the bye after losing three on the trot.

Dunedoo can consolidate their second spot against the Magpies, who do sit at the bottom of the ladder, however the match is likely going to be closer than their respective positions indicate.

Saturday’s task will be tougher for the Swannettes with the Baradine ladies leading the way in the league tag competition, four points clear of the third placed Dunedoo side.

Castlereagh League ladders

SENIOR LEAGUE: Gulgong 14, Dunedoo 12, Gilgandra 10, Trangie 10, Cobar 10, Coonamble 8, Binnaway 8, Baradine 6.

LEAGUE TAG: Baradine 16, Coonamble 12, Dunedoo 12, Cobar 12, Gilgandra 10, Coonabarabran 6, Gulgong 6, Binnaway 4, Trangie 2.

YOUTH LEAGUE: Coonabarabran 16, Coonamble 12, Gulgong 12, Gilgandra 12, Cobar 10, Baradine 6.

Round 9 draw

Cobar V Binnaway

Dunedoo V Baradine

Coonabarabran V Gulgong

(Sunday) Trangie V Coonamble