GROUP 11 RUGBY LEAGUE
Dek's men keep poking along, they were a bit patchy at times but once they held onto the footy they were far too good for Wello and ran out 34-20 victors.
Brad Toole was good he has been one of our best all year and this game was no exception.
Tooley was also handy off the bench in first grade.
The fat half back was also good again he keeps going for the condition he's in his kicking game was first class.
The same can't be said for Dek who produced a fair dinkum shocker at a crucial time.
Big Stanley Lord was dynamic of the bench, e scored a superb individual try and was powerful in defence.
The under 18s held a match-winning 22-6 lead with 10 to go and self-destructed to see them lucky to come away with a 22-all draw.
Our boys were good until the final ten.
We went to sleep and Wello woke up. We were probably lucky to come away with the draw in the end.
Big front rower Ned Dawson was powerful as was Liam Durrington who had his best game since joining us.
Daniel Stanley Stanley and Matty McDougal were the pick of the backs, just in front of Coop Barron who was creative on the edges.
The girls league tag were too solid for Wello running out 34-6 victors to see us retain our spot in the top 5.
Alana Ryan and Lucy Buchanan were good as was Emma Teale who was named Player's Player.
This weekend we are at home to Narromine. See you there, go the Tigers.
Thrilling northern local derby
Over the years the Coonabarabran Unicorns and the Baradine Magpies have engaged in many a hard fought and gripping encounter and it was on again last Saturday when the two arch rivals squared off in Coonabarabran in the match of the round in the Christie and Hood Castlereagh League competition.
With the Unicorns fighting to cling on to fourth spot on the competition ladder, and the Magpies being one of the sides trying to chase them down for that spot, there was a lot at stake for both teams
The home side came out all guns a blazing and they raced out to an 18 to nil lead before the visitors slowly but surely gained their composure and their rhythm and by half time it was to be the black and whites that held the advantage on the scoreboard, leading 20 points to 18 at the break
The two teams went at each other for the remaining forty minutes of the enthralling contest.
With just minutes to go the Unicorns looked as if they might be home, leading 36 to 32 but it was to be the Maggies who scored a last gasp try beside the posts to level the scores with the subsequent successful conversion giving them a memorable 38 to 36 win.
They now sit just one point adrift of the Unicorns on the competition ladder, equal with the Dunedoo Swans who also kept their semi final aspirations alive when they downed the Trangie Magpies 20 points to 14 in another close match
The remaining game saw Coonamble prove to be too strong for Coolah at Coolah taking the game 42 to 16.
The league tag match of the round was played out at Warren when the Bulldogs entertained the Gilgandra Pink Panthers in a game that may prove to be pivotal as to where the respective teams finish up at the completion of the home and away games
Going into the game the Pink Panthers were sitting in second position on 19 competition points with Warren in fourth position, but only one competition point behind
For the majority of the game there was little between the two teams.
Warren lead 8 to 4 at half time but Gilgandra hit back early in the second half to be in front 10 to 8, a lead that they held until there was just 10 minutes remaining.
In quite an astonishing finish the Bulldogs, with almost all of the possession, managed to totally swamp their opposition in those final minutes, running in five tries and three conversions to rack up 26 very quick fire points to come away with a stunning 34 to 10 victory
The Pink Panthers now have to regroup as they will be hosting the competition frontrunners, the Dunedoo Swanettes this Saturday in what will be another vital game for them.
The Swanettes defeated Trangie 48 to nil, whilst at Coonabarabran, Baradine kept themselves in semi final contention with a solid 28 to 8 win over the Unicorns.
The match of the round this Saturday will be the Boronia Cup challenge game to be played at Gilgandra between the undefeated Panthers and the Dunedoo Swans.
Other important games will be played at Baradine which will see the clash of the Magpies when they host Trangie and at Coonabarabran with the Unicorns at home to Coolah
Gulgong will be travelling to Warren for their league tag clash with Coonamble having the bye
Round 13 scores
Coonabarabran 74 defeated Baradine 6
Warren 34 (Reighan Peckham 3, Christie Chapman 2, Katie Poidevin, Nikki Fuller tries, Karen Harris 2, Peckham goals) defeated Gilgandra 10 (Shay Naden 2 tries, Shian Chatfield goal)
Dunedoo 48 (Emma Gallagher 3, Jamie Roberts 2, Elle Lane 2, Channy Burgess 2, Annie Roberts tries, Gallagher 4 goals) defeated Trangie 0
Baradine 28 (Stephanie Bowling 5, Aleisha Edwards tries, Haylee Dunn 2 goals) defeated Coonabarabran 8 (Jody Chatfield, Kiara Hawkins tries)
Dunedoo 24, Coonamble 20, Warren 20, Gilgandra 19, Baradine 17, Coonabarabran 10, Trangie 10, Gulgong 6
Baradine 38 (Neville Nixon 2, Lyall Houghton, Travis Houghton, Kyle Head, Joel Davis, Lyndon Deans tries, Nixon 4, Dylan Brand goals) defeated Coonabarabran 36 ( Sebastian Backhouse 2, Blake Collins 2, Dean Lewin, PJ Stanton, Luke Mack tries, Backhouse 4 goals)
Coonamble 42 ( Jack Kelly, Derek Robinson, Nathan Walker, Brent Page, Joey Goldsmith, Adam Cohen, Mitch Smith, Jake Fernando tries, Marshall Williams 5 goals) defeated Coolah 16 ( Austin Burgess, James Power, Brayden Burgess, Liam Floyd tries)
Dunedoo 20 ( Tyson Searle 2, Keith Gent, Kyle Barrows tries, Jarrod Toole, Josh Flippo goals) defeated Trangie 14 ( Jack Healey, Jackson Baker, Aaron McMaster tries, Carl Moss goal)
Gilgandra 26 Coonamble 20, Gulgong 20, Coonabarabran 15, Baradine 14, Dunedoo 14, Trangie 11, Coolah 6
Gilgandra V Dunedoo (Boronia Cup Challenge game), Baradine V Trangie, Coonabarabran V Coolah, Warren V Gulgong, Coonamble bye
NYNGAN CARPET BOWLS
On Thursday we welcomed two new players they are Lee and Bavel also there is hope of a few more ladies to play.
It is a couple of weeks since we rolled the little green mat, which was why it some time for us to the bowls on the mat.
The first game was between Jacki and Bavel up against Dorothy and Dooreen who won 6-2 probably one of the side had a new player.
Next game was Lee and Dawn who had to play the lowers of last game Jacki and Bavel who won this one 7-2.
The final was between Dorother and Dooreen up against Dawn and Lee, the double D Dooreen and Dorothy 3-2 which was very close as once of players was playing her first game.
Everyone enjoyed themselves which we rounded off with a nice cuppa.
Don't forget we start at 2pm in senior citizen rooms in behind the libarary everyone welcome to come along and join in a fun afternoon.
The Foursomes Championships over 36 holes was Sunday's big event, Greg and Nate Matheson had 80 off the beater to have a three shot lead over the brothers Tony and Mick Beetson, Steve Peterson and Tony Lewis were way behind after an 85.
In the PM round Greg and Nate stepped on the gas and had a 74 gross compared to Tony and Mick's 79.
Pete and Lewie slipped further behind with an 84.
Congratulations to Greg and Nate first time winners of their major event and to the others who had a go.
Saturday was RBPT trophy day.
Former Nyngan resident and school master Frank Stanton teamed up with his former pupil James Stanton to take out the event.
James showed his dad that he was the master of golf scoring 43 points, Frank managed 35 points for a total of 78 points.
Runners-up were Dave Bartley and Steve Peterson.
Everything went downhill after an incident on the 11th where Peto bent down to get his ball out of the cup and tore the backside out of his strides.
Worse was to come with a three putt on the 16th and a shank on the 17th and then to cap it off Dave, who had been playing fantastic golf, missed a very short putt on the 18th.
Dave 40 points, Peto 37 points, 3rd place was Tara McDermott and Brendan Smith with 76 points.
Tara had the game of her life scoring a career-best 43 points with Brendan on 33 points, not far away was John Wynne 42 points and Simon the optimist, Tex , John and Nate.
Thanks to our sponsors, Reg who could not attend, Brendan, Pat and Tex for the day.
The Ladies Foursomes have been deferred but plenty of players turned up for the mid-week game which was won by Jodi Stewart 40 points, Di Donald had 36 points and Mandy Martin 34 points.
Both pins were won by guest player Tex. Badge draw next Thursday is for $900.
The jackpot putt was worth $1250 Jeff Leek was a tad off-centre and just missed.
Golf next week is a 4 ball medley stableford a warm-up for the big event on Sunday which is the Far West Rosebowl/Ladies Open Tournament approx 70 starters, any help on the day will be very much appreciated.