Late Summa try leads Narooma to fourth Group 16 junior premiership

Summa Shears scored a try in the final two minutes to guide the Narooma Devils to the Group 16 under 16s' league tag premiership.

The Shears try capped off a seesawing match that saw both Narooma and Bega hold the lead at different stages, but Narooma did enough for a 22-14 victory.

Narooma got off to a perfect start when Hayley Stubbs scored in the left corner. Makayla Morris converted the try for an early 6-0 lead.

Bega hit back quickly through Calissa Badullovich, and the match looked set to be a high-scoring affair. Alanna Dummett's conversion tied the score at six.

The Roosters had their tails up, and Keyarni Luff gave them a 10-6 lead 11 minutes before half time after an expansive backline move to the left.

Bega extended its lead to 14-6 just two minutes later through Alanna Dummett, and the Roosters looked set to run away with the match.

The Devils tightened up their defence, and scored their second try of the match through Sienna Anderson five minutes before the break. Makayla Morris converted the try to bring Narooma's deficit back to two.

That margin would remain until half time, as Bega took a 14-12 lead into the break.

The Devils looked threatening in the early stages of the second half with two line breaks inside the first five minutes. However, they made errors after both plays to waste the threat.

Narooma's dominance eventually paid off, as Molly Minett crossed to give the Devils a two-point lead with 15 minutes to play.

What once looked set to be a high-scoring affair quickly turned into an arm wrestle, as the Devils continued to dominate field position.

Summa Shears put the final nail in the coffin with two minutes remaining, stepping through Bega's defence to score under the posts. Makayla Morris' conversion gave the Devils an unassailable 22-14 lead with less than a minute remaining.

Grand final teams

Narooma

  • Elli Beecham
  • Tara Naylor
  • Merindah Ladmore
  • Hayley Stubbs
  • Kailey Jorgensen
  • Sienna Anderson
  • Makayla Morris
  • Summa Shears
  • Rose Longbottom
  • Sarah Spooner
  • Montanna Middlemiss
  • Lauren Barry
  • Aloah Thompson
  • Molly Minett
  • Ruby Benic
  • Halle Constable
  • Samantha Dawson
  • Jaymee Duryea

Bega

  • Jacinta Carr
  • Maddie Wilton
  • Alexandra Eeles
  • Bella Griffin
  • Alanna Dummett
  • Jade Grant
  • Calissa Badullovich
  • Gemma Smith
  • Lara Parbery
  • Keyarni Luff
  • Ashlyn Taylor
  • Phoebe Armstrong
  • Zali Clapson
  • Phoebe Ruzicka
  • Maddie Boyle

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