Woden Hold Off Yass to Claim Narrow Win

The Woden Valley Rams held on to claim 14-12 win over the Yass Magpies as their hunt to play finals football continues.

Both sides entered the match in good form but after a bright opening five minutes from Yass, Woden scored twice.

Jesse Taws scored the first of the afternoon after the Rams moved the ball quickly to the left and was sent through by Josh Pheeney.

Lachlan Eveston scored in the opposite corner not long afterwards to mark his first try in the competition.

Eveston had his second of the afternoon in the 24th minute when Daine Spencer pass the ball to the winger who broke through the final line of defence to score.

From that moment on, Yass clawed their way back into the match and scored via Tom Warner who grabbed his eighth for the season.

With the halftime siren sounding, Chris Rawlinson attempted to kick a field goal but it rebounded off the Woden defence. The resulting bounce landed favourably for the Magpies but Woden defused the danger to ensure they went into the sheds with a 14-6 lead.

It took ten minutes for the first points in the second half to be awarded and it was Shaun Davis who crossed the line after receiving a great ball from Scott Naughton. Davis made no mistake from the tee to reduce the margin to two points.

The second half continued to be a much scrappier affair than the first as both sides struggled to keep hold of the ball.

However, the Rams managed to hold the Magpie off for the final half an hour to win 14-12.

Woden Valley Rams 14 (Tries: L Eveston 2, J Taws; Goals: J Morgan) d Yass Magpies 12 (Tries: T Warner, S Davis; Goals: S Davis 2)