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Junior Reps Wrap Finals week one

The Raiders Harold Matthews and Tarsha Gale sides both lost their finals week one matches against the Bulldogs and Knights respectively over the weekend in what were tight matches.

In their first finals appearance in the side’s history, the Tarsha Gale team went down in an honourable effort at Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney.

Harold Matthews Cup

The Harold Matthews team have been knocked out of the finals after going down to the Bulldogs by seven points, 25-18.

After conceding three tries in the first half, the team fought back to tie the game up at 12 points a piece thanks to tries from five-eighth Braydon Darmody and fullback James Croker.

Successful conversions from the Raiders kept them in the tussle with Darmody kicking three from three on the day.

Shortly after, a try from the Bulldogs put them up by six points however the Raiders responded quickly with a try of their own as Mitchell Brophy went over to tie the game up once again with 15 minutes left.

In the final ten minutes of the game the Bulldogs scored and held the Raiders attack out, later scoring a one-point field goal to seal the game.

Tarsha Gale Cup

The Raiders Tarsha Gale side were defeated by the Knights 16-6 at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

After conceding two tries in the first half, the Raiders found a way back as Beth Loco crossed the line to bring the deficit to four points with 25 minutes remaining.

The Knights then went on to score their third, putting the game out of reach for the Raiders as they desperately tried to fight back.

Claiming sixth place on the ladder in the regular season, the Raiders will be proud of their efforts as they played the first finals game in their history.

Photo by Our Footy Team

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