THE Tamworth Kangaroos have secured their second win in two weeks over the Moree Suns at Leitch Oval in Narrabri.
The two sides met at the neutral venue to make up for a the game the sides missed earlier in the season due to surface concerns at the Moree Showgrounds.
With a breeze favouring one end of the ground, the Suns jumped out to a slender six-point lead at quarter time.
However, the lead was short lived as Elliot Bowen (nine goals) and Shane Lindsay (three goals) guided the Roos to a six-goal second term to lead by 10-points at the main break.
Looking to keep themselves in the game, the Suns were wasteful in front of goal, booting three goals and five behinds in the third term to trail by four points at the last change.
The Suns were as close to a victory as they have been all season at three-quarter-time, but the breeze and a seven-goal last quarter from the Roos saw the Suns go down 19-5-119 to 12-12-84.
Suns coach Eric Faulkner said the Suns did well to get another team on the park with a number of players out due to other sporting commitments.
"We lost two in the warm up, which is always tough," Faulkner said.
"Momentum swung both ways most of the match and we just ran out of legs.
"It was a great, hard-fought game to the end."
Jack Montgomery (two goals) was a standout for the Suns, playing the entire game in the ruck, while Matt Lather and Smith were also strong.
"Jack, Adrian Smith (six goals) and the other young fellers really hit the ground running," Faulkner said.
The Suns will now face one of the toughest trips in the competition when they take on the undefeated Bulldogs in Gunnedah next weekend.
TAMWORTH KANGAROOS 19-5-119 (Elliott Bowen 9, Shane Lindsay 3, Cameron Holton 2, Tony Bishop 2, Tom Carberry, Raymond Nixon, Shaun Stevenson) defeated MOREE SUNS 12-12-84 (Adrian Smith 6, Jack Montgomery 2, Zach Collier, Daniel Kearney, Ashley Jones, Tyson Nicholls).