It’s been another fantastic weekend of sport. Although there are the standard oval balls and round ball games, there is also bike riding and gymnastics in this week’s gallery.
Here’s some sporting news as well from the weekend.
When Scone-raised Sam Hill, 22, won a sprint finish against two Sydney riders, Tom Bolton and Angus Calder, to claim his second Gunnedah to Tamworth road race on a bitterly cold and windy Sunday, he did so having survived a major incident early in the race.
The Pirates’ didn’t score one of their runaway wins that have become the norm this season, instead having to grind out a gutsy 33-27 win over Barraba-Gwydir. Pirates led 21-12 at half-time before being down on the scoreboard with eight minutes on the clock. However, the Pirates got back on top to take the win in a match coach Mat Kelly described as “one of those great battles”.
Gunnedah captain Ben Maher has promised the Bulldogs a “fun two weeks” full of of running and small skills work as the side heads into a fortnight without competition matches. On the back of an 8.12 (60) to 3.15 (33) loss to Inverell at Varley Oval, the Bulldogs will have back-to-back byes with the representative round and the side’s regular bye.
Oxley Vale Attunga and Norths United had to settle for a point apiece from Saturday’s Northern Inland Premier League clash. The score between the two sides ended at 1-1 thanks largely to the two goalkeepers.
Kootingal-Moonbi completed the first round of the revamped competition with a 78-6 hammering of the Narrabri Blues at Kootingal Oval on Saturday. The undefeated, table-topping Roosters led 32-6 at half time and never relented in a 15-try demolition. Fullback Mitch Doring scored five tries in a brilliant display whilst hooker Ryan Martin crossed for three and centre Mitch Denning and winger Anthony “Bluey” Smith posted doubles.
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