The Yanco-Wamoon Hawks are closing in on a position in the league tag top three after a convincing 26-0 win over the Waratah Tigers at Exies Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Two tries each to Monique Higgins and Tess Staines, as well as one to Breeanna Coelli, was enough to lift the team to within two points of the third-placed Hay Magpies side with five rounds to go before finals.
The Hay side made the trip to Darlington Point to take on the Roosters, and on the day which saw their first-grade team end their long drought, the ladies were also able to pick up the two points with a 52-0 victory.
Samantha Hutchinson was in a try-scoring mood, crossing the line four times while Luci Lugsdin was able to score a hat-trick of her own. The Pearsons were also able to get in on the try scoring as Rachael Pearson scored twice while Megan Pearson crossed once.
The top of the table Yenda Blueheelers continued their strong season with a convincing performance over TLU in Lake Cargelligo.
Ua Ravu and Eliza Baddock were both able to get over the line for the Blueheelers to give them an early 10-0 lead before Tommi Booth got across for the home side.
The visitors were able to run in another two tries before the break as Laura Margaret Royal crossed before Ravu scored her second of the day to see Yenda go in with a 20-4 lead at halftime.
The Blueheelers continued their run just 12 seconds into the second half as Amelia Tolotonga scored her only try for the day while Serenity Laweloa scored one of her own nine minutes later.
The Sharks hit back with a second try to Booth before Laweloa scored her second to wrap up the Yenda side’s 34-8 win.
In the final game of the round the Black and Whites ensured they would hold onto their second place position with a 34-4 win over the Greens in Leeton.
Shailyn Williams, Jadha Anderson, April Townsend, Valasi Asomua, Lilly-Belle Misiloi and Sophie Welsh were able to score a try each for the Panthers while the only points scored by the Leeton side came from Anna Poulsen.
Despite the loss, Leeton still holds a three-point lead over the sixth-placed West Wyalong who had the bye this week.
It looks like there will be a close battle for the top three position in the final few weeks with the Black and Whites, Hay and Yanco-Wamoon separated by three points.
The Hawks will return home this weekend to take on West Wyalong while the Magpies will take on the Waratahs at the Hay Sportsground. The Black and Whites take on TLU in Goolgowi while first-placed Yenda has the bye.