Camden Rams secure close victory over rivals

The Camden Rams in action on the weekend. Picture: Group 6
The Camden Rams in action on the weekend. Picture: Group 6

Rising star Will Kerr guided the Camden Rams to a nail-biting victory over rivals The Oaks Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

Kerr completed a superb individual play to secure the match-winning try as the Rams recorded a 24-22 victory at Harvey Shephard Field.

The match was played in front of a huge crowd and signaled round three of the Group 6 first grade comp.

Tigers captain/coach Mitchell Brasington was among the best for the visitors.

Brasington scored two tries in the first half to set up a 12-point lead at half time.

Brasington opened his scoring account after 10 minutes. Backrower Thomas Grealy joined his captain on the try-scoring list, before Brasington again scored leading into half time.

Joel Horne scored the Rams' first try four minutes before the break to cut the deficit to 18-6.

Chris Browne was the next to score for Camden and the Tigers held on to an 18-12 lead.

The game then settled into arm-wrestle which was also ridden with errors.

Tigers winger Zac Byles scored a try to give the visitors a 22-12 advantage.

The Rams hit back with lock Ben Powers scoring to reduce the deficit to 22-18 with 20 minutes remaining.

Both sides had chances to seal victory in the next 10 minutes, but errors prevented the Rams and Tigers from claiming the win.

Five-eighth Kerr then stepped up with nine minutes left to prove the difference between the teams.

Kerr stepped through the defensive line before kicking the ball into the goal post.

He managed to regather possession among a group of players and forced the ball down to score.

Browne kicked his fourth conversion of the day to give the Rams a 24-22 lead.

The other round three results saw Mittagong claim the Corkery-Andrews Cup with a 40-10 win over Campbelltown City, Moss Vale sealed a thumping 58-10 win over Oakdale and Narellan won 32-26 over Picton.