Cellar dwellers spring surprise

Kiama Knights front-rower Matt Gladman gets his pass away during his side's surprise 16-all draw against Port Kembla at Noel Mulligan Oval, in a game that saw regular use made of the sin bin Picture: DAVID HALL

Kiama Knights front-rower Matt Gladman gets his pass away during his side's surprise 16-all draw against Port Kembla at Noel Mulligan Oval, in a game that saw regular use made of the sin bin Picture: DAVID HALL

Kiama Knights front-rower Matt Gladman gets his pass away during his side's surprise 16-all draw against Port Kembla at Noel Mulligan Oval, in a game that saw regular use made of the sin bin Picture: DAVID HALL

Kiama Knights front-rower Matt Gladman gets his pass away during his side's surprise 16-all draw against Port Kembla at Noel Mulligan Oval, in a game that saw regular use made of the sin bin Picture: DAVID HALL

IT was business as usual for Warilla-Lake South on Saturday, keeping their unbeaten start to the season intact with a 44-28 win over Jamberoo at Kevin Walsh Oval.

Despite playing most of the second half with 12 men, the Gorillas weren't going to be run down after they jumped out to an early 26-0 lead, and led 26-10 at half-time, spear-headed by a first half hat-trick to Chad Lisch.

It was tit-for-tat in the second half as the two sides exchanged tries, but despite having the one-man advantage Jamberoo paid the price for allowing the visitors to dominate the first half and were unable to run the Gorillas down.

At Michael Cronin Oval on Sunday, Gerringong moved back into the winners' circle with a 50-10 win over Albion Park.

Leading 22-6 at half-time, the Lions never looked troubled and a second half hat-trick to Lloyd Bowen helped the Lions put the Eagles to the sword in the gloomy conditions.

At Noel Mulligan Oval, cellar dwellers Port Kembla sprung the surprise of the round as they held Kiama to a 16-all draw.

In a game that featured plenty of niggle and an often occupied sin bin, it was the boot of Josh Windisch that caused heartache and celebration for the Blacks.

After going to half-time locked at 10-all, Kiama hit the lead when Brent Wake scored a converted try early in the second half.

As the game ticked by it looked like Kiama would hold on until Windisch scored out wide.

The winger missed the sideline conversion but made amends when he slotted a penalty goal inside the last two minutes to level the scores.

At a rain-soaked Bill Andriske Oval, Shellharbour managed to overcome Milton 22-12.

Milton led 12-10 into the game's final stages, but late tries to Brad Chapman and Mat Leabeater gave the Sharks the win.

At Berry Showground, the Berry Shoalhaven Magpies grabbed their second win with a 34-14 win over local rivals Nowra-Bomaderry.

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