Fittingly the final game after two weekends of Cronulla-Sutherland District Junior League Grand Finals came down to a golden point finish, with a try in extra time seeing the Gymea 16 Division 2 team score a nail-biting victory.
It was an exciting end to the 2014 Junior League season, one in which every Grand Final, in every age group, was contested on the main field at Remondis Stadium.
While the 14-10 overtime win to Gymea will stick in the minds of those who were there to see it, that game being just one of many memorable grand finals held on both Saturday and Sunday, with all players treated to the opportunity of playing their biggest game of the year on the field used by their NRL heroes.
The second weekend of Grand Finals began on the Saturday, with two games running concurrently on Mini League fields, the under 8C’s and Under 8B’s, with all four teams doing themselves and their clubs proud with their attitude and enthusiasm.
The junior league season was again being hailed as a successful one, with Sharks junior league secretary Judd O’Shea saying that more than 3800 registered players from 14 clubs had taken part.
Junior League Grand Finals Weekend 2 - Results:
8C: St Joseph’s 24 d Cronulla Caringbah 0
8B: Sutherland Loftus 22 d Engadine Dragons 14
9C: Engadine Dragons 18 d St Joseph’s 10
9B: Menai Roosters 20 d De La Salle (1) 12
10C: De la Salle 30 d Yarrawarrah Tigers 16
10B: De La Salle (1) 16 d Engadine Dragons 6
11C: Aquinas Colts 20 d Menai Roosters 12
11B: Aquinas Colts 18 d Gymea Gorillas (1) 10
12C Cronulla Caringbah 12 d De La Salle 10
12B: Aquinas Colts 26 d Gymea Gorillas 0
13B: Cronulla Caringbah/Kurnell 20 d Aquinas Colts 0
14B: Taren Point Titans 20 d Gymea Gorillas 4
15 div 2: Aquinas Colts (2) 12 d St Patricks 4
15 div 1: (Green) St Joseph’s 18 d Como Crocodiles 8
16 div 2: Gymea Gorillas 14 d De La Salle 10.
Photo – Jane Dyson – St George and Sutherland Shire Leader.