The Bombala Blue Heelers Rugby League football club gathered their first grade, ladies tag and reserve sides and headed down to Eden to play a mighty day of football with all three teams coming away with a win.
In first grade, Eden took an early lead scoring out wide before Tyler Jones displayed some great footwork and scored. Wame Belolevu’s successful conversion put Bombala in front 6 to 4.
Bombala’s sluggish defence saw Eden score two more tries before half time. Alex Rosten went over the line once more before half time and the Heelers headed to the shed trailing 16-12.
When the lads returned to the paddock after half time they looked like a different team.
Adam Rodwell, Luke Ingram, Paul Perkins and Blake Robinson showed great defence, while the combination of Sami Buinimasi’s pace and sheer strength meant he was breaking the line on numerous occasions, gaining metres and often able to offload to Zac Slater or Andrew Guthrie.
The Heelers edged their way back in front 18 to 16 when some classy footwork by Tyler Jones broke the defensive line, finding Paul Perkins in support to score close to the posts 22 to 16.
Next points happened when Luke Ingram found Wame who offloaded to Alex Rosten on the wing to score under the posts 28-16.
The final score was 34 to 16 as the Heelers managed to keep Eden scoreless in the second half.
Players player and three points went to Tyler Jones, two points to Bailey Jones and one point to Zac Slater.
Ladies League Tag
The High Heelers put on a fantastic display of football against Eden. The women were formidable, keeping Eden scoreless and winning 46 to nil.
The return of speedster Tash Stewart and various other players coming back from injury gave the Heelers great confidence.
Players player and three points went to Patrice Clear, two points to Georgie Clarke and one point was shared between Tash Stewart and Georgia Jones.
The Bombala Reserve Grade team was able to bag their first win of the season on Sunday against the Bermagui-Cobargo side.
Andrew Rutherford bagged two tries and the return of the Anderson brothers was a noticeable addition to the team. At half time the Heelers had a comfortable lead 18 to 4. Aaron Stewart scored first points after the break and Andrew Anderson scored last points out wide taking the final score to a convincing win for the Heelers 32 to 4.
Players player and three points went to Leigh Hodak, two points went to Chris Anderson and one point went to Aaron Cusbert.
This weekend the High Heelers face two games with the first played at Candelo against the Candelo-Bemboka side on Saturday and the second against the Narooma She-Devils on Sunday.