The Cooma Stallions 18s travelled to Moruya to play Merimbula/Pambula/Bombala in the major semi-final on Sunday and came away with a hard fought victory 28-24.
Before the start of the game the feeling around the team was positive which showed in the opening minutes with the boy's starting well going to a 16-0 lead only to let Merimbula/Pambula/Bombala back in the game before half time going to the break up 16-6.
The second half started off poorly for the young Stallions putting constant pressure on themselves with drop balls and giving away penalties to hand the lead to Merimbula/Pambula/Bombala 24-16 with 12 minutes remaining in the game, that's until an AFL style take to Brandon Williams who ran 95m to score.
From then on it was tight, only to see a block busting run from Blayne Thomas seal the win in the dying minutes.
Best for Cooma was Zane Weston, Thomas Cronan, Jack Williams and Richard Bensley.
With that win the boys will be looking forward to the week off before playing in the grand final at Bega on September 8.