No stopping the Cows

Kiama Cows Leighton Cowley in the middle of a maul during his side's mighty win over Shamrocks on Saturday - their sixth successive win. Picture: LINDA FAIERS

Kiama Cows Leighton Cowley in the middle of a maul during his side's mighty win over Shamrocks on Saturday - their sixth successive win. Picture: LINDA FAIERS

KIAMA Rugby first grade made it six-in-a-row with a hard fought victory over Shamrocks 29-15 at Kiama Showground on Saturday.

After early Shammies pressure, Ben Wade showed remarkable soccer skills to toe ahead, regather and score in a handy position to open the home side's account.

The home side slowly gained ascendancy in the forwards, giving the backs more ball and try scoring machine Stewie Parmeter picked up another close range five-pointer after a powerful forward surge.

Fleet-footed veteran Chris Weir scooped up an Aden Wade chip kick to add another Kiama try, with Ben King Gee banging over the extras to take Kiama to half-time with a handy 24-5 advantage.

After the break Shammies came out firing, putting the Kiama defence under immense pressure before Leighton Cowley finished off a forward rampage to score a converted try and give the home side a comfortable margin.

The second half featured tough, uncompromising defence from the home side. Mick Kauter, Steve Emmet were outstanding in the forwards with Ben King Gee, Sam Moore and Clint Paget prominent in the backs.

Kiama Seconds had a tough day at the office, going down to Shamrocks 50-12.

The locals were in the game up to half-time with the score at 19-5.

Carlin Simon kicked astutely to keep the opposition at bay with David Brodie making some bulldozing runs and rugged tackles.

After the break Shamrocks forwards began to dominate, giving their speedy outside backs heaps of opportunities.

With the injury toll mounting it was great to see the influx of some hardy veterans coming out of mothballs to bolster the thinning ranks.

The club now has a two-week break before taking on University away, giving the players time to recover from niggling injuries and to prepare for the tough run into the semis.

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