Camden Rams secure comeback win over Thirlmere Roosters

The Camden Rams remain on top of the ladder following a gritty come-from-behind win over the Thirlmere Roosters on Sunday.

The Rams held off the Roosters to win 12-10 in cold and wet conditions at Harvey Shephard Field.

The match marked round nine of the Group 6 first grade competition.

Both teams were well prepared for the match and unwilling to give away anything in the difficult conditions.

The opening try came after 10 minutes when Thirlmere five-eighth Dayne Craig dived over from dummy half.

Craig nailed the conversion and the Roosters led 6-0.

That was the only try of the first half and the score remained the same at half time.

Both sides had chances to score but the defence was too good.

Camden coach Scott Borg was disappointed at half time and pleaded with his players to put in a better effort in the second half.

The Rams responded and came out firing after the break, but it was the Roosters that scored first again.

Thirlmere winger Allan Shipley scored to extend his team's lead after 50 minutes. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful, but the Roosters held a 10-0 advantage.

However, the Roosters were struggling with injury concerns, including captain-coach Jake Mullaney who watched play with his foot in a moon boot.

Camden finally opened its scoring account through back rower Jack Davey with about 20 minutes left.

Chris Browne nailed the conversion and the Rams trailed 10-6.

Davey scored his second try 10 minutes later and Browne's conversion put the Rams in front for the first time on Sunday.

Camden was able to hold on for a 12-10 victory to confirm top spot on the ladder at the halfway mark of the Group 6 season.

Coach Borg was relieved after the match and admitted the conditions didn't allow for open football from either side.

The other round nine results saw Narellan defeat Campbelltown City by 22-10 at Fullwood Reserve while Picton beat Mittagong 26-12 at Victoria Park.