Sports Shorts: Sharks ladies tag team win first game, Fingal Bay Bomboras fall toDora Creek Swampies

Nelson Bay Sharks ladies league tag team celebrated Mother's Day with great excitement after they posted their first win of the season defeating Kurri Bulldogs 22-0 at Tomaree sportsground.

The Sharks produced a great team performance on Sunday and controlled the game from the opening whistle.

They were leading 10-0 at half time. First half tries came from Raegan McIllwain and Emma Cram. Emma made it a double with a try in the second half while sharp shooter Hayley Dews kicked three goals.

The Sharks host Macquarie on Sunday at Tomaree. Kick off is 10am.

Fingal Bay Rugby League Club hosted Dora Creek in a top-of-the-table clash at Fingal Oval last Saturday.

In a very entertaining game the Swampies scored a converted try in the final minute to win 24-16 and grab the competition points.

The Bomboras went into the game without several key players. However, as a team they defended bravely against the much bigger opposition particularly in the second half.

The Bay trailed 12-10 at half time. As the two competition heavy weights went head-to-head, Ben Schneider was non-stop and picked up the players' player award. Full back Rob Bryant was the best back and Blake Fuller won the coaches' award.

The Fingal ladies team showed plenty of character to come from behind after Dora Creek led 10-0 at half time. The Fingal girls rallied to run in three second half tries with Marnie Parfitt converting two of them. Players' player was Misty Sayers who sparked the attack. Birthday girl Lydia McQueen had a fine game.

The ladies are away to Aberglasslyn and the men are in Waratah this weekend.

Raymond Terrace Rugby League Club struggled against a well drilled Aberglasslyn team on Saturday. After being in the contest at half time down 10-4 they were eventually beaten 34-18.

The highlight for the Terrace was a brilliant 50 metre try by talented half back Jack Beverly on a kick return mission. Up front, tough front rower John Schultz worked hard. The players' player was classy centre Cain Waterman who created plenty of energy in attack.

The Raymond Terrace Ravens ladies tag team went down 50-4 to Aberglasslyn. The ladies have a bye this weekend.

The Terrace men travel to Morisset on Friday. Kick off is 7pm.

Visitors Terrigal Avoca easily accounted for the Nelson Bay Marlins men's team 20.26 (146) to 4.3 (27) at Tomaree Sports Complex on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Marlins women were not able to overcome Warners Bay, going down 6.10 (46) to 1.0 (6).

The Marlins men next face Wyong Lakes on Saturday, May 25 at 2pm. Both teams have a bye this weekend for the Hunter Central Coast representative round.