Sports Shorts: Wins slip through Fingal Bay's fingers, Mallabula Panthers overrun in the rain

Fingal Bay Rugby League Club chased the game in their match against Cardiff last Saturday.

The Cobras ambushed them early to lead 12-0.

Fingal got back in the contest but ultimately went down 14-12.

Cardiff handled the slippery conditions better on the day with the Bomboras completing at 60 per cent, giving the opposition too much ball.

Players' player went to hard working prop Adam Hodson.

Clever hooker Perry White tried to add some spark to the attack with a four pointer.

Centre Ayden McCarty scored two tries and young back rower joe murray had a strong game.

The long weekend break will see Jake Redman and Todd Doro on the comeback trail.

The ladies tag team posted a 6-0 grinding win over University.

The highlight was a brilliant 80 metre solo try by Bree Robinson with Marnie Parfitt adding the extras to make it 6-0.

Solid defensive work by Jordie Bennett and Victoria Hawthorn completed the shutout over the competition heavyweights.

Mallabula Rugby League Club were overrun in the second half of their game against West Wallsend on Saturday after the Panthers looked the goods leading 16-0 at half time.

However, the Panthers clocked off in the second half after gifting Westy plenty of ball time.

With a poor completion, Westy seized control to run out 28-16 victors.

Connor O'Neill was the players' player.

Best back went to centre Lincoln Melmeth.

Speedy winger Harley Ridgeway touched down for two tries.

The girls league tag team went into their game down on troops but proved very competitive, losing a close contest 12-6.

Players' player was Tahlia Harding with a non-stop effort.

The Nelson Bay Sharks ladies league tag team continued on their winning way with a comprehensive 38-0 win over Macquarie at Toronto last weekend.

The Sharks were on a try scoring mission racing in nine four-pointers led by Michelle Wainwright and Tace Blackburn - both scored two tries each.

Hayley Dufor, Geogia Relf, Hayley Dews and Michelle Sproule crossed four four pointers.

Players' player and coaches' award was won by Michelle Wainwright.

The Sharks are away to South next Saturday.