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Yabbies take points

Monday, 19th May, 2014

Playmaker Mal Williams on his way to try number two for the Yabbies against Geebungs on Saturday at Lamb Oval. Playmaker Mal Williams on his way to try number two for the Yabbies against Geebungs on Saturday at Lamb Oval.

By Ethan James

 They travelled north in their droves and Menindee Yabbies supporters were able to go home with smiles on their faces following their side’s 38-32 victory over Geebungs at the weekend.

Buoyed by some vocal cheering from the sidelines the Yabbies finished strongly, coming back from an eight-point deficit at the beginning of the second half. 

Yabbies coach Shane King admitted he was on the edge of his seat towards the end of the match as the sides went tit-for-tat.

Geebungs held a 22-16 lead at the break but were run down

“Yes, I was definitely nervous,” King laughed.

“But I knew that we could rely on our fitness to come home well.”

King praised the dedication of the club’s players, fans and staff in their first game of the season.

“We get great support and honestly without them we wouldn’t have a side,” King said. 

“We had one guy travel from Sydney to play today in Jake Fusi.

“It won’t be a regular thing but we’ll do it for games that we really need to win.”

Halfback Mal Williams steered the ship for Menindee, with two tries from crafty dummies.

He also set up Fusi with a well-timed short ball for a try that broke the 28-all deadlock midway through the second half.  

Tony Aston hit back for the Broken Hill side to reduce the gap to 34-32 inside the final ten minutes.

However, Vincent King iced the game for the Yabbies when he slid through in the corner just before fulltime.

In the second game, United put in a vastly improved performance and opened the scoring against the Eagles.

At Wilcannia, the Boomerangs put last year’s premiers Saints to the sword in a surprisingly lopsided 66-14 result. 

Round Two Results 

Boomerangs def. Saints 66-14

Yabbies def. Geebungs 38-32

Eagles def. United 66-18

Warriors BYE

Ladder 

(differential in brackets)

Eagles 4 points (+104), Boomerangs 4 (+70), Yabbies 4 (+6), Saints 2 (+48), Warriors 2 (-56), Geebungs 0 (-22), United 0 (-148)

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