It was a mixed day at Pambula for the Narooma Sporting and Services Club Devils in last Sunday's Group 16 Rugby League clash.
The Devils had several players back from injury and a strong showing was expected but the second-placed Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs proved too good on the day running away with a 44-4 win, while the Ressies showed improved form and the Tag and Under 18s had good wins.
The Devils found it hard to get into the game against very strong defence from the Bulldogs and their very quick backline took advantage of every opportunity to make things hard for the Devils. After a scoreless first fifteen minutes the Bulldogs ran in three tries to lead 16-0 at the break and they went on with it in the second half.
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Best for the Devils were Ali Elmasri, who was also the try scorer, Jay Rotavisoro, Ryan Norris and Tully Wilton with Ali also the Players Player award winner.
Best for the Devils were Ali Elmasri, who was also the try scorerBOB BURNSIDE
A win is vital for the Devils next week against the Cooma Stallions.
The Reserve Grade put in a good effort against the Candelo-Bemboka/Merimbula team. Despite going down 28-18 they played some excellent football and lead 12-10 at the break. Tries were scored by Chris Fernando (2) and Trey Parsons with three goals from Andrew Stewart. The boys are improving each week and are closer to that elusive win.
Best for the Ressies were Chris Fernando, Merv Naylor and Anthony Murray with Anthony the Players Player. Coaches Award went to Albert Pickalla.
The She-Devils Ladies Tag team had their third win in a row running in a 40-0 scoreline against the Candelo-Bemboka Pink Panthers.
Captain Kira Campbell led the way with three tries, with Summa Shears and Chelsea Laurie nabbing two each, with one try each to Taliya Smith and Elli Beecham. Makayla Morris kicked three goals and Summa one.
Best on the day were Kira, Cody Godfrey, Sarah Alderton and Selina Mette with Chelsea the Players Player.
The She-Devils are really going well now and are starting to look at the possibility of a semi spot but they have some big names to play in the next few weeks.
The Under 18s got back into a bit of form with a solid 38-16 win over Merimbula-Pambula. After an even first half the boys kicked into gear and ran in some excellent tries. Scorers were Connor Martin, Will Middlemiss, Jack Godfrey (2),Ryan Salway, Zac Moore and Clyde Parsons. Best for the young Devils were Jack, Clyde and Will with Jack the Players Player.
The Devils now have four home games in a row starting with the Cooma Stallions next Sunday. This week's game will also be a tribute to Myra Wright, a Life Member who passed away recently. Special jerseys will be worn in memory of Myra. Please come along to mark the day with us.
Don't forget to get your tickets for the Devils Big Red & White Ball at Club Narooma on Friday 19th July.
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