Gutsy Campbelltown City Kangaroos fall to Mittagong

The Campbelltown City Kangaroos battled hard but fell 30-19 to the Mittagong lions at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night.

The match marked round 12 of the Group 6 first grade competition.

Campbelltown started well, scoring the opening try through captain-coach Michael Stevens, but Mittagong replied with tries to Jye Frazer and Jake Ngaia to take a 10-6 lead.

The Kangaroos then struck back with two tries in the space of eight minutes to hard-working backrower Chris Williamson.

A Jhy Karam field goal on the stroke of half time gave the Kangaroos a 19-10 lead at the break.

Mittagong then dominated the second half.

Tries to Josh Harrison and a double to captain Regan Economos saw the Lions take control of the game and secure a 30-19 win.

Perfect winter conditions greeted all at Crane Oval on Sunday afternoon as the Narellan Jets hosted Picton Magpies in a vital game for both sides.

Picton took control early with five-eighth Daniel Payne scored an early double, before he added a third try in the second half.

Payne dominated the match and set up Picton's attack nicely.

Magpies captain Michael Lett scored twice after the break as the Jets struggled to match Picton in intensity. The visitors controlled play in both halves and did not allow Narellan into the match.

The Magpies went on to secure a 38-10 victory.

Narellan had few highlights throughout the match, despite playing well for large portions of the match.

Tries to Lenny Sauni and Ate Katoa were rare highlights for Narellan.

Picton's Nathan Davis caused havoc in the centres after receiving excellent delivery from Payne and half back Tim Dengate.

The Picton forwards also dominated their Narellan opponents. New signing Taulima Tautai made metres at will and often drew several defenders in the process, allowing the Magpies to offload and creating problems for the Narellan defence.

The other round 12 match saw Camden defeat The Oaks 38-10 to maintaining its unbeaten record in 2019.