The Moree Boars A grade side had a disappointing loss to Warialda at the weekend.
The final score was 54-28.
Coach Todd Mitchell said defence was an issue for the Boars.
“We started well, as we always do, but some sloppy defence allowed Wee Waa to score some quick tries in the first half, and we couldn’t catch them,” Mitchell said.
The Boars had possession for one set in the first 14 minutes of the second half, according to Mitchell.
Second grade continued their winning form knocking over Wee Waa 40-20.
Alex Barker, Daniel Hobday and Brad Hourigan were standouts for the reserve grade outfit, according to Coach Brett Brazel.
“Barker controlled the game at five eighth and the other two boys played well in the forwards.
“It’s always a tough match against Wee Waa and we were happy to come away with the win,” Brazel said.
The Moree Boars will be up against the North Tamworth Bears at home this Saturday.
The Weebolla Bulls went down to Walcha at home on Saturday 41-17.
The Bulls had four players out and two were taken off injured early in the first half.
Coach Jamie Hardman said Walcha controlled the game after the first 20 minutes.
“We started well but couldn’t keep up with them in the second half,” Hardman said.
“We had a few players step up from reserve grade after playing 70 minutes and we just ran out of puff.”
Three points went to Todd Brennan and Matty Wannan, two points went to Ben Bailey and one point went to Damien Kelly.
The recent loss puts Moree back into fourth place on the ladder.
Reserve grade won against Walcha who were sitting first on the ladder.
The final score was 28-6.
The reserves are now sitting second on the ladder behind Walcha.
The Moree FC was too strong for Gunnedah clinching a 4-3 victory away on Saturday afternoon.
Coach Darrel Smith was impressed by the performance from the team, particularly Harry Depczynski and Josh O’Neil who controlled the game up front.
“It was a really important win for us,” Smith said.
“We fell asleep in the second half and the score line was three all with 20 minutes to go. Josh scored a penalty goal to clinch the win in the final 15 minutes,” Smith said.
Second grade also snuck away with a 6-5 victory against Gunnedah.
Eliza McNiven scored the opening goal in the first half after a rebound from the goal keeper.
The score line was 3-1 at half time to Moree.
Lyndon McGrady and Darrel Smith also scored in the second half along with McNiven.
Second grade are now closing in on fourth spot with the semi-finals just around the corner.
They will be up against Tamworth FC this weekend in Tamworth.
The Moree Boomerangs had a bye.