Molong bounces back into Woodbridge Cup top five after taming Tigers

OUT OF MY WAY: Molong forward Alo Finau tries to burst through the Canowindra defence. Photo: RS WILLIAMS
OUT OF MY WAY: Molong forward Alo Finau tries to burst through the Canowindra defence. Photo: RS WILLIAMS

Molong sprung the upset of the Woodbridge Cup round by knocking off the in-form Canowindra Tigers 38-14 at Tom Clyburn Oval on Sunday.

The Bulls bounce back up to fourth on the 2019 ladder after six rounds following the form reversal, the Tigers entering the clash on the back of a good win over Cargo while Todd Barrow's Molong outfit battled in a last-start loss to Trundle at home.

In another stunning result, Eugowra pushed the undefeated Manildra to within a whisker of a shock loss, the Rhinos eventually holding on to win 22-20 over the eight-placed Golden Eagles.

The Rhinos' win helps set up a mouth-watering, top-of-the-table clash with premiers Trundle on Saturday at Berryman Oval, the Boomers taking care of business against Peak Hill 62-6 to ensure both clubs enter this weekend's grand final rematch undefeated.

ROAR: Tigers big man Tatafu Na'aniumotu charges into the Bulls defence. Photo: RS WILLIAMS

ROAR: Tigers big man Tatafu Na'aniumotu charges into the Bulls defence. Photo: RS WILLIAMS

On Sunday at Cargo, an injury ravaged Blue Heelers were essentially a no-show against a Grenfell Goannas side that stormed to a 42-6 win and third place on the ladder.

The Goannas led 24-0 at the break and didn't relent in the second half either, running in nine tries in total with goal-kicker Mitch Stevens only managing to convert three of his nine attempts at goal.

In league tag, in the top-of-the-table clash, Cargo won 24-14 over a Grenfell side that took it up to the Blue Heelers girls all game.

Canowindra were big 48-14 winners over Molong and Manildra enjoyed an equally impressive 48-0 over Eugowra. Condobolin had the bye.

In youth league at Cargo, Grenfell turned the tables this time in a 26-16 triumph over Cargo while Manildra won 24-6 over Trundle. Molong had the bye.