Castlereagh League 2018: Gulgong Terriers claim minor premiership

The Gulgong Terriers secured the Christie and Hood Castlereagh League senior minor premiership on Saturday.
The Gulgong Terriers secured the Christie and Hood Castlereagh League senior minor premiership on Saturday.

With just two rounds remaining, the semi-final race is on in all three grades of the Christie and Hood Castlereagh League.

The minor premierships have been wrapped up in all three competitions: Coonabarabran Unicorns in the Youth League, Baradine in the League Tag and the Gulgong Terriers in the senior competition.

But there is still a great deal of jockeying for positions to be done over the final two rounds, with numerous teams having the potential to gain a semi berth, dependent upon their results and the results of other games.

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The Gulgong Terriers wrapped up their minor premiership when they downed Trangie 58-10 last Saturday, whilst at Binnaway the Gilgandra Panthers saw off the Bombshells 50-28, the win assuring them of a major semi final appearance against Gulgong at Gulgong.

Those two teams will be meeting at Gilgandra this Saturday in what should be a high class affair, with the victor being able to take some psychological advantage into their semi final clash three weeks later.

The Cobar Roosters are staking a late claim for a semi final berth, their 48-16 win over Baradine last Saturday edging them into fourth position in a very congested ladder; four clubs are still in contention for fourth place.

In the Youth League, Gulgong and Coonamble are fighting for fourth position.

The young Terriers face the greater challenge as they face Gilgandra (third) and Coonabarabran (undefeated) in the final rounds.

In the league tag, the Cobar Roosterettes and the Dunedoo Swannettes – equal fourth on 22 points – will play in Cobar.

The Swannettes have a challenging run; they face the ladder-leading Baradine in the final round, and sit behind Cobar on for and against.