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globalrugbyleague - Sun, 22 Apr 2007 10:18:00 GMT
The Belrose Eagles remain the only undefeated side in the Jim Beam Cup this season after running in a late try to defeat the Windsor Wolves 22-17 on Saturday night.

In a highly dramatic second-half of football, both teams refused to budge an inch and it showed when the scores were locked at 16-all in the final ten minutes of play.

After numerous long-range field goal attempts were unsuccessful, it was the boot of Wolves hooker Ryan Russell which appeared to seal the game at 17-16.

With less then a minute to go and needing to run 80 metres of the field, the odds of Belrose pulling off another one of their famous comebacks appeared to be wishful thinking.

That was before referee Luke Potter gave the visitors a handy penalty which helped piggyback them right up to the opposition’s 40 metre line.

With some opportunistic field position, Belrose defied destiny’s intent when fullback David Pangai sent Tom Joseph over the line with 20 seconds-remaining to grab the try of the year and with it the game.

While the result was shattering for the Wolves and most of the 2000 fans who turned up to Windsor Sports Complex, this nail biting style of finish can only lift the competition’s profile.

The big test now for undefeated Belrose coach Peter Camroux will be retaining some of the rising rugby league stars that have impressed with their skills and form.

Before the biggest game of the round, Eagles winger Tim Mortimer was called up to play for Manly-Warringah against Penrith in round 6 of the NSWRL Premier League.

Camroux fears other individuals which have impressed may soon also be called up into the Sea Eagles ranks.

In other round 5 results Mounties handed Shellharbour their fourth consecutive defeat after winning their first home game of the season 36-16.

Cabramatta five-eighth Matt Gruszka won GRL’s player of the round award, scoring four tries in his team’s 34-12 win over Erina at home.

Meanwhile the Sydney Bulls will be looking to bring back the wins in round 6 after falling at the final hurdle 10-8 against the Entrance.

On Sunday, Wentworthville clash with Asquith while Seven Hills will be looking to score their maiden win of 2007 against Chester Hill.


Jim Beam Cup Results:

The Entrance 10 Sydney Bulls 8
Cabramatta 34 Erina 12
Mounties 36 Shellharbour 16
Belrose 22 Windsor 17. - Read More, Here