Bilo fights hard to beat Drovers

BILOELA Rugby Union continued their recent good form with a 19-12 win over Dawson Valley Drovers in Rockhampton on Saturday.

Both teams started strongly with excellent cover defence limiting scoring opportunities.

Biloela was close to scoring when outside centre Luke Milne was knocked into touch near the line.

Unfortunately, when the game was starting to open out for both teams, two major injuries to Biloela players required ambulances, resulting in an early end to a scoreless first half.

After the extended break, both teams come out desperate for the competition points and the game opened up with plenty of ball movement.

In the first few minutes Biloela's inside centre Trent Butler crossed out wide after an excellent run by outside centre Luke Milne.

The try was converted by Justin Pokerier from near the side line.

This gave Biloela an early 7-0 lead.

Biloela added to this lead 10 minutes later when Milne crossed for his own unconverted try to extend the lead to 12-0.

Moura needed to score next and they did soon after the restart when a chip and chase found space and led to a converted try near the goal posts, making the score 12-7.

Biloela responded to this challenge and Chris Dawson crashed over for another try, converted by Pokerier, taking the score to 19-7.

Moura continued to fight hard and scored in the dying seconds of the game to cut the lead to 19-12 and earn a bonus point for the game.

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