Camden, Thirlmere retain top spots on Group 6 first grade ladder

The Camden Tigers and Thirlmere Roosters remain on top of the Group 6 first grade ladder following a drama-charged round 10 of action on the weekend.

Camden secured a 30-6 win over the Narellan Jets on Saturday night, but play was cut short early due to a lighting issue, while Thirlmere scraped past Picton Magpies by 34-32 on Sunday afternoon.

Camden prop Andrew Horne scored the opening try on Saturday before Narellan returned serve through Sama Sauvao.

Rams centre Cameron Oitmann scored next before hooker Ben Quinlan crossed from dummy half.

Camden centre Daniel Muir also bagged a first half try as the Rams led 22-6 at the break.

Hard-working Rams backrower Ben Powers and halfback Jackson Willis then crossed for tries after half time.

With about 25 minutes left, the lights literally went out.

The score was 30-6 at the time and, with more half the game played, the result will stand.

There were cold conditions on Sunday for the Wollondilly derby between the Roosters and Magpies.

Points were flowing in the first 20 minutes as both sides traded tries on a fine afternoon.

Dayne Craig bagged a first half double for the Roosters as they clawed to a 20-12 lead.

Thirlmere prop Greg Petersen was among the scorers before the break. Justin Smith also scored a nice solo try.

Both teams threw the ball around after half time.

Nathan Davis was second half star, scoring a treble of tries for the Magpies.

Thirlmere kicked out to a 34-16 lead before Picton's Daniel Payne, Steven Dengate and Davis all scored tries in the space of six minutes to bridge the gap to 34-32.

The final saw Thirlmere cling on to that two-point lead, despite the Magpies throwing everything at the Roosters.

Thirlmere coach Jake Mullaney would be relieved his side claimed victory, but knows there are tough rests ahead.

Mullaney and Picton captain/coach Michael Lett will both look forward to players returning from injury in the coming weeks to boost their stocks.

The other round 10 match saw The Oaks come from behind, scoring two tries in the final five minutes to steal a 28-26 win over Oakdale at Sid Sharpe Oval on Saturday night.