TATHRA suffered a scorching defeat at the hands of Bega on Sunday, with the final score 84-4.
A decent crowd turned up and a nasty wind was blowing when the United Fitness Bega Roosters arrived to battle it out with the Tathra Country Club Sea Eagles in the Group 16 first grade match at the Eagle's home turf.
The Roosters settled in quickly, scoring a try in the first few minutes of the game.
Despite the Sea Eagles best efforts, the Roosters attack proved too strong and they broke through the lines of defence.
Roosters captain-coach Ryan Apps said while they had a bad start, the team pulled together and started putting the points in.
“It was a good game,” Apps said.
“We’ve had a couple of weeks of close games, and we just had to go back to basics.
“It's always a grudge match with Tathra,” he said.
The Roosters landed 16 tries, while the trying conditions allowed just 10 conversions.
Spectators said the blustery winds made kicking anything accurately a “fluke”.
Apps himself scored four, while Adam Blacka also landed four tries.
Winger Craig Matthews crossed for two, as did James Bower-Scott.
By half-time the score had already blown out to 48-0 in favour of the visiting Bega squad.
Apps said the Roosters probably weren’t facing the Sea Eagles’ top line-up with a number of Tathra players out with injury.
“I know they've taken a few players off recently, with injuries.”
He said the Roosters themselves have had their fair share of injuries, but will have “everyone back on deck by finals day”.