Pointy end of the season

Thirlmere Roosters secured a place in the 2017 finals series after a 40-14 win over the Narellan Jets on the weekend.

The Roosters blew the game out of the water with a burst either side of the half-time break.

Former NRL player Jacob Loko, who returned from a long injury layoff, scored a first half double for Thirlmere.

Blake Sutton was another who starred for the Roosters, scoring a hat-trick.

Captain/coach Jake Mullaney also scored a double but was forced from the field with a hamstring injury.

Narellan, to their credit, kept fighting and scored the first and last tries of the game.

Thirlmere assistant coach Nathan Sutton spoke to Macarthur Sports Radio after the game and paid credit to Narellan. Sutton said his side were missing several players however most were expected back next game.

The Campbelltown City Kangaroos also secured their spot in the finals after an easy 46-6 win over Oakdale.

Most of the damage was done by the Kangaroos during a 20 minute period in the first half.

At one stage the Kangaroos led 28-0 and were keeping pace with the game clock.

Oakdale’s second-half performance was much better and they managed to limit Campbelltown to 18 points in the final 40 minutes.

Like Thirlmere, Campbelltown were also without a host of players and they were forced to field several under-18s players.

Oakdale fullback Ryan Clark was inserted into the game after half time and created havoc for the Campbelltown players.

Kangaroos coach and former Wests Tigers player Liam Fulton may choose to rest some of his players for the next game against the Camden Rams.

The weekend’s games were the first in a split round which will be complete this coming weekend when the Picton Magpies host The Oaks Tigers and the Mittagong Lions travel to Camden to face the Rams.

The Group 6 first grade competition now sees the Picton Magpies sit on top with 20 points while Thirlmere and Campbelltown sit in second and third on 16 points.

The Oaks are in fourth position on 14 points while Camden and Mittagong are close behind on 13 points.

It’s been a season to forget for the Narellan Jets and Oakdale who round out the bottom two spots on the table with five points and three points respectively.

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