The Tathra Sea Eagles secured a win in Sunday's Indigenous round special against the Eden Tigers.
After leading 22-10 at the break, the Sea Eagles survived a surge of momentum from the Tigers early in the second period and went on to win 34-22 with both clubs donning special Indigenous artwork jumpers.
Eager fans were greeted by a Welcome to Country by adorable young Aldridge girls of Eden ahead of the reserve grade clash with both clubs showcasing their depth of Indigenous talent.
Play had looked even early in the first half with both teams' forwards providing some bone-crunching hit ups through the middle.
Eden repeatedly attacked the left edge and found themselves across the line a few times, but at least twice forward pass calls went against the club, but it was still the Eden side breaking through for the first try of the game through Luke Grewar.
However, Tathra responded quickly with the Sea Eagles providing centre Declan Bower-Scott a gap to carve through the Eden line for the reply four-pointer out wide.
Tathra's right edge attack started to open up some gaps and the visitors began running in a few cheeky opportunities with fullback Kyle Shepherdson finding the line soon after for Tathra to lead 10-6.
Shepherdson burst through on the same edge again soon after and the score widened to 14-6.
Callum Bower-Scott scored soon after and converted his own try to lead 22-6.
A late try to Ian Smith narrowed the margin to 22-10 at the break.
When play returned the Tigers had something of a roll on with repeated attacking sets inside Tathra's half, but each time they got within just metres of the line the Tigers fumbled the ball and released pressure from the visiting team.
At least two tries went wanting when an unmarked pass to the wing rolled off the Eden two into touch, while later the Tigers coughed up a knock-on just one metre from the try line to give the visitors a reprieve.
Eden had only needed two converted tries to be back in the contest, but hopes began to wane when Ben Crowley made a 40-metre break to run in a try to lead 28-10.
Eden big man Brad Chatfield replied just five minutes later, again bringing the gap back to 12 points, but when Shepherdson broke loose for his hat-trick the odds became too great.
Rhyse Grewar scored a consolation try for home fans at George Brown Oval in the final 10 minutes of play, but the Sea Eagles were too far ahead, holding on to win 34-22.
The win sees Tathra climb to third place on the table behind Bega and the Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs.
Earlier, Eden had won both the league-tag 52-0 and the reserves 34-16.