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Katrina Fanning Shield Round Seven Wrap

The Queanbeyan Blues caused a big upset while the Goulburn City Bulldogs held on to claim victory in round seven of the Specsavers Katrina Fanning Shield. 

Queanbeyan Blues 22 d Yass Magpies 6

The Queanbeyan Blues pulled off a stunning upset with a 16 point win over the top of the table Yass Magpies at Phillip Oval on Saturday. 

Heading into the match the Magpies were undefeated and had only conceded four points. But the Blues produced a great attacking display and were able to run over the top of the Magpies.

It took the Blues just eight minutes to open the scoring, with centre Klaudia Osztrenkovics making a break and running 35 metres to score under the posts. Payge-Louise Condon successfully converted to give her side a 6-0 lead. 

Krystyana Haridemos extended Queanbeyan's lead, bursting her way over the line for a try. The score remained at 10-0 at half-time. 

Yass were first on the board in the second half, with Samara Afele scoring a four-pointer and Shannon Wright successfully adding the extras to make it 10-6.

But the Blues extended their lead a few minutes later after hooker Condon scooted out of dummy half and planted the ball over the try-line. 

Queanbeyan sealed the win with Osztrenkovics scoring her second try of the day, with the final score 22-16. 

The win sees the Blues finish the round in outright third place, while the Magpies still sit on top of the ladder thanks to their superior for-and-against record. 

Round Seven KFS Highlights: Yass Magpies v Queanbeyan Blues

Goulburn City Bulldogs 12 d Tuggeranong Bushrangers 10

The Goulburn City Bulldogs held off a Bushrangers comeback to claim a two-point victory at Workers Arena on Sunday. 

The Bulldogs jumped to an early 12-0 lead, with tries to centre Charleen Grant and halfback Lauren Kelly. Kelly successfully kicked the two conversions. 

Tuggeranong staged a comeback in the second half, with fullback Felicity Bell scoring in the corner and Elissa Blowes converting. 

Tuggeranong scored their second try ten minutes later, with Blowes grubbing and then chasing through to score in the in-goal. Blowes' conversion attempt was unsuccessful, so the score remained at 12-10 at the full-time siren.  

Goulburn are now equal first on the ladder, just behind Yass on for-and-against. The Bushrangers remain in fourth place. 

Round Seven KFS HIghlights: Goulburn City Bulldogs v Tuggeranong Bushrangers

Photo by Trisha Sullivan

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