Oakdale have recorded their first win of the season, with Mittagong and Camden showing their class in Round 3 wins on the weekend.
On Saturday evening, Oakdale posted their first win of the season, with a 58-22 victory over Narellan at Sid Sharpe Oval. The home fans were happy with the result, while coaches Brendan Reeves and Russell Lewis would be relieved men following the outcome.
Josh Burke was among the stars for Oakdale, bagging three tries in the comfortable win, as they moved up the ladder on the back of the victory in front of a vocal home crowd.
Narellan jumped out of the blocks with an early try to Netane Masima, but this was one of the few highlights for the Jets, as Oakdale took control of the game quickly, and never looked like losing.
Burke's treble was the highlight, with the Narellan left edge defence often grasping at thin air as the centre ran riot for the home side.
Workers' fullback Matthew Brasington also scored two tries in the win, as Oakdale climbed the ladder to sixth position.
On Sunday, Mittagong held off a determined Picton side in the first game at Victoria Park since late 2019 to win 28-14.
The Lions had to do it tough though, with the Magpies giving nothing away, as they fought in front of a vocal home crowd for the full 80 minutes.
Mittagong's Jye Frazer bookended the game with tries, his first on 6 minutes, and the second with the final play of the game, as he caused havoc for the Picton defence all afternoon.
The Mittagong halves in new recruit Jarrod Boyle and local Nick Eccleston led the Lions well all day, steering them around the park nicely and setting up their fringe forwards with nice passing.
One of Mittagong's other new recruits - former NRL and Super League player Bryson Goodwin, caused havoc all day from fullback, while fellow recruits Jeremy Latimore and Mitch Allgood laid a nice platform up front against the Picton pack.
Scoring was at a premium in the first half, with only three tries scored. Mittagong led 10-4 at the change, but Mittagong came out of the sheds better in the second half, with two tries in four minutes to Eccleston and hard-working back-rower Adam Jeffrey as the Lions took control of the game, extending the lead to 22-4.
Picton weren't about to give up the fight however, and tries to Daniel Payne, the impressive young five-eighth and Bryce Ritchie-Manns, who ended with two, kept the Magpies in the contest, but it wasn't to be, as the Lions recorded a 14-point win.
Elsewhere Camden scraped past Campbelltown City 34-30 at Fullwood Reserve with a try in the final minute sealing the win for the Rams, while Thirlmere thumped South West Goannas 90-4 at Thirlmere Sportsground.
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