Gorillas pay back grudge

Jamberoo Superoos winger Ben Barnard takes on Berry Magpies' Blake Dryden during Saturday's clash. Barnard's late double helped the home side to a vital 20-10 win at Kevin Walsh Oval. Picture: DAVID HALL

Jamberoo Superoos winger Ben Barnard takes on Berry Magpies' Blake Dryden during Saturday's clash. Barnard's late double helped the home side to a vital 20-10 win at Kevin Walsh Oval. Picture: DAVID HALL

WARILLA-LAKE South remain the Group 7 Rugby League competition's sole undefeated side, after they exacted some grand final revenge with a 32-6 win over reigning premiers Gerringong on Sunday.

It was the Gorillas' day at Cec Glenholmes Oval, racing away to a 22-0 lead at half-time.

Warilla achieved a dream start when Gerringong turned the ball over inside their own half.

The Gorillas made the most of the early opportunity, sending Tyson Brown over out wide for a 6-0 lead.

The home side extended their advantage soon after, this time finding Gerringong short on the left. Winger Chad Lisch made the most of the chance.

They had soon registered three unanswered tries when Luke Watts bounced through the defence to send Keiran Rankmore over.

Matters didn't improve for the visitors, Gorillas lock Aaron Henry nabbing an intercept for a 22-point buffer at the break.

The start of the second half mirrored the first, Warilla's Nick Lazarevski getting on the outside of the defence from a scrum win to touch down.

Gerringong finally broke their duck when hard-working Adam Moore crashed over under the posts for 28-6.

The Gorillas weren't about to let the visitors have the final say though and Jarryd Pepper sealed the win with a try on full-time.

At Kevin Walsh Oval, Jamberoo made it three straight wins via a hard-fought 20-10 victory over Berry.

The black-and-whites opened the scoring, Josh Coulter finding his way across the line out wide for a 4-0 buffer. It wasn't a lead that lasted long however, Michal Maslanka crossing soon after to level the scores.

The visitors took the lead in the 55th minute when classy hooker Blake Dryden tidied up a rebounding ball.

The Magpies handed Jamberoo back possession from the kick-off and the home side were rewarded minutes later when a delicate grubber-kick by Matt Coelho allowed winger Ben Barnard to win the race to the ball in-goal.

Coelho was again in the action seven minutes before full-time when he chimed into the backline and powered his way over.

However, the best was yet to come for the home side and it occurred just two minutes from the final siren, courtesy of one of their youngest stars.

Jamberoo swung the ball wide on halfway and centre Josh Champion put Barnard away down the left flank.

The speedster burst into open spaces and with room to manoeuvre, gave Coulter no hope with a left-foot step to dive over near the posts.

Shellharbour City's winning form has continued, easily dispatching of Port Kembla on Sunday. Having lead 30-12 at the interval, the Sharks eventually ran out 48-12 victors to remain in second place on the ladder.

Nowra-Bomaderry Jets made it three on the trot on Sunday, defeating Albion Park-Oak Flats 36-18 at Nowra Showground.

While the Jets were missing star five-eighth Steve Brandon, it turns out his brothers can play a bit as well, with Mark bagging a hat-trick, while Keiran also scored a great individual try.

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