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Bears claim grand final victory over Tigerettes #1

The Burrangong Bears  have won the Specsavers GTS Ladies League Tag grand final after defeating the Bungendore Tigerettes #1 side 20-14 at Mick Sherd Oval in Bungendore on Saturday.

With the scores locked at 14-14 going into the final quarter, Bears centre Krystal Coker broke the deadlock with five minutes to go. Picker kicked the conversion to give her side a 20-14 lead. It was a frantic final few minutes, but Burrangong held on to claim grand final victory.

The Bears started the game strongly, with a great run by fullback Abbie Grant. Annika Picker scored a play later right under the posts, converting her own try to give her side a 6-0 lead.

The Tigerettes #1 had a couple of chances to score but the Bears held them out with some solid defence.

Bungendore came out firing after the quarter break, and winger Emma Kirk pounced on a kick to score a try. The Tigerettes couldn’t convert, with the score at 6-4.

The Tigerettes went to a 8-6 lead a few minutes later through Aislinn Rehwinkel, who crossed in the corner.

Burrangong levelled the scores at 8-8 through a Picker penalty goal, and the score remained at halftime.

The Tigerettes bounced back right after the break, with five-eighth Belinda Cooper scoring a try. Molly Nelson kicked the conversion, giving her side a 14-8 lead.

In what was a see-sawing affair, the Bears levelled the scores again at 14-14 after Grant crossed the tryline for a four-pointer and Picker added the two points.

Coker scored the match-winning try in the final five minutes, with Burrangong holding on to claim the win.

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