Group 16 grand final played in front of record crowd

Four separate clubs walked away with premiership glory at the Bega Recreation Ground on Sunday. 

For two teams, it was the continuation of an undefeated streak more than 16-weeks in the making, with the other two finals wrapping up a season-long rivalry. 

The Cooma Stallions claimed the first grade premiership, extending their lead over the Bombala Blue Heelers in the second half despite a fantastic fight-back to win 38-18. 

Cooma had been in charge for the first half, leading 26-6 shortly after the break before the Blue Heelers rallied valiantly. 

Karlos Filiga was named man of the match after a dominant display out of the centres for the Stallions, while Tim Knight had some exceptional surges through the middle before coming off from a head-knock. 

Luke Ingram made some great runs for the Blue Heelers with Joe Bobbin also cutting some good lines outwide with the support of his winger. 

Earlier, the Bombala High Heelers claimed the league-tag Premiership 10-6 after almost 30 minutes of extra time play. 

Discipline proved costly for the Sharkettes where surprisingly a player from each side was binned, but a Moruya centre was subsequently sent from the field. 

The penalty gave the High Heelers a way back in with Kiarna Rodwell slotting a two-pointer after the siren to level the scores at 6-6. 

The Sharkettes had led 6-4 after scoring a penalty goal with both sides proving near-faultless with their defence as the two tries had only come through errors. 

Amy Stone was named woman of the match for a standout performance for the Heelers. 

The Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs claimed a four-point win over the Bay Tigers in a game that was marred by two on-field brawls that resulted in two players binned, while a young Tiger was sent from the field. 

Aggression got the better of the Tigers late into the second half as the Bulldogs held out a slim lead. (Will need to confirm but believe the score was 22-18 or 24-20) 

The reserve grade saw the biggest score of the day and a surprise finish as the Roosters ran rampant over the Candelo-Bemboka Panthers to win 42-12. 

The Roosters shot to the lead early, but the Panthers made their presence felt and replied quickly. 

However, the home side began to take control in the second half with Scott Ingram making a huge impact, while coach Scott Barton was named man of the match for his efforts at hooker.