The top of the table clash between the Griffith Black and Whites and Leeton Greens lived up to expectations on Sunday afternoon at Solar Mad Stadium.
It was a set for set start to the game as both sides were unable to break the line and open the scoring, with the Black and Whites having the best early chance after getting a repeat set but weren't able to capitalise.
It was the visiting side who was able to find their way through first as a chip kick from Charlotte Rudd was fumbled by the Black and Whites defence and pounced upon by Anna McClure, who put another kick in and regathered to score next to the post.
Good defensive pressure from Black and Whites' Lily-Belle Misiloi prevented the Greens scoring a second just before halftime as Jessica McDonell broke through and passed off to Kayla Frazer. As Frazer looked to pass back to McDonell, Misiloi was able to intercept the pass.
Coming out from the break with a 6-0 lead, the Greens were able to extend that lead early, with the Panthers making a mistake coming out of their own end. As Leeton closed on the line, Frazer was able to send McDonell into a gap, and she evaded the defence to score.
The Black and Whites needed to strike next if they were to get back into the game and were able to, with Rachel-Rose Priest pulling off and intercept and racing away to score under the post.
The Panthers scored a second soon after, with Misiloi made a break before being caught by Elli Gill, but they were still able to use the momentum with Ashleigh Penrith scoring in the corner.
Trailing by four points in the late stages of the game, the Black and Whites tested the Greens defence, but Leeton held on to stay undefeated with a 12-8 win.
Meanwhile, there were close games in the remaining matches.
Yenda remains in second after a 14-all draw with West Wyalong with Eliza Baddock and Kayla Panazzolo among the try scorers for the Blueheelers while Abi McCubben, Alana Donaldson and Rebecca Ball scored for the Mallee Chicks.
TLU was able to take a 20-16 over DPC while Hay won 38-0 over Yanco.
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