THE Bega Chicks have shut down the Cooma Fillies’ two-year winning streak.
Cooma was denied a second premiership by the effervescant efforts of the Chicks 6-4 on Sunday.
Cooma posted the early points in the first five minutes of the game.
A penalty saw the ball handed over to the Fillies on the Bega 20 metre line.
Cooma spread play out wide and landed a try just half a metre in from touch, but from the difficult angle the side unable to convert, taking a 4-nil lead.
A passage of play through the ruck saw the Bega girls find a small gap in the Fillies’ line, which led to a 40-metre burst by Tegan Mundy to score.
However, unlike the Fillies, Mundy posted her try neatly by the posts and set up team-mate Joccoaa Rogers for a good shot at the conversion.
Celebrating her 21st birthday on the day, Rogers steadied herself and sent the ball soaring between the posts.
Play hastened as Cooma became more and more desperate to post extra points and regain the lead.
Sandra Dickson put on some stellar displays in attack and defence, with her show-and-go move scoring her plenty of metres up the field.
Kaycee West was fired up and worked hard in defence, while a sweeping left-hand play between Kezie Apps, Tegan Mundy and Alliera Bower-Scott saw the Chicks near the line several times.
A late charge by the Fillies had the crowd in bated breath as one of the Fillies tapped the ball over the line, but she was ruled to be tagged before scoring.
The Pearce girls, Carly and Georgina, worked up well in the ruck, while Trudi Badullovich showed off her pace.
Mundy continued her good form with thrilling bursts of speed.
For her efforts she was awarded woman of the match.