Southern get tough win over Suburbs
Locked in a physical 80 minute contest, Southern United were able to grit and grind to a tough 23-11 victory over Suburbs at the weekend.
Despite losing hard running captain Max Turnwald pre-match, the home side maintained their excellent start to the season to stay atop the competition standings.
The Hamilton outfit were first to post points with a penalty before Kane Adams kindly replied almost immediately.
Suburbs were quick to regain their lead going over to score the opening try.
It wasn’t until minutes from halftime where Surf managed to go in front with prop Bryan Sydney crossing to give the hosts a 10-8 lead going into the break.
The second spell was no different from the first with both sides battling for the upper hand and trading penalties as Adams knocked over two more to add to his tally.
With time up and Southern ahead 16-11, the home side finished with a flourish as prop Jamin Pinkerton dotted down to score and securing the result.
However, the senior Bs were edged out in another tight tussle 27-22 to register their first defeat of the season.