The Gulgong Terriers flexed their muscles in their local derby win over Dunedoo on Saturday, sending the Swans home as 30-point losers.
The home side was dominant in the Round 11 clash, taking a 28-6 lead into the sheds at half time.
Ben Thompson scored a double, with Brad James, Cal Ruming, Kyle Alexander, Jarvis Watton, and Kurt Thompson all crossing while James booted six goals from seven attempts.
The Terriers now sit four competition points clear of defending premiers Gilgandra at the top of the Christie and Hood Castlereagh League ladder.
After appearing out of sorts in the early stages of the season, the Panthers downed Trangie 30-20 in a hard fought contest.
Gulgong head to Binnaway this weekend to face a Bombshells side that will be on a high following its first defence of the Boronia Cup at The Crater, overcoming a strong challenge from Baradine.
Dunedoo’s men’s side will lick its wounds ahead of a round 12 bye but its league tag team left Billy Dunn victorious after a match that was closer than anticipated.
Dunedoo posted 26 through a brace to Channy Burgess, and tries to Gabrielle Lane, Sophie Christ, Georgie Lane, Lucy Guan.
Gulgong posted 22 points, largely thanks to four tries from Tayla Riley and one to Chloe Pennell.
CASTLEREAGH LEAGUE ROUND 11
Senior League: Gulgong 40 def Dunedoo 10; Gilgandra 30 def Trangie 20; Binnaway 28 def Baradine 26. LADDER – Gulgong 20, Gilgandra 16, Trangie 14, Dunedoo 14, Binnaway 14, Cobar 12, Coonamble 10, Baradine 6.
League Tag: Coonamble 20 def Coonabarabran 6; Dunedoo 26 def Gulgong 22; Gilgandra 32 def Trangie 8; Baradine 56 def Binnaway 0. LADDER – Baradine 22, Cobar 18, Gilgandra 16, Coonamble 16, Dunedoo 16, Coonabarabran 10, Gulgong 6, Binnaway 4, Trangie 2.
Youth League: Coonabarabran 56 def Coonamble 6. LADDER – Coonabarabran 22, Gilgandra 18, Cobar 16, Gulgong 14, Coonamble 14, Baradine 10.
ROUND 12 (July 7, 2018): Cobar vs. Coonamble; Binnaway vs. Gulgong; Baradine vs. Gilgandra; Coonabarabran V Trangie; Dunedoo-bye.