The Stallions have one last chance of reaching this year's Grand Final after going down to an in-form Moruya Sharks on Sunday.
The game started well for Cooma and they were on the attack in the first minutes of the game. However, Moruya were able to hold off the challenge and progressed to the other end of the field and crossed for the first try of the game. The next 20 minutes were all Moruya as ill-discipline again and some unforced errors meant Cooma were without the ball for most of this time. Moruya were deserved leaders by 14-0 up to the last minutes of the first half until Cooma were given back to back sets after a rare penalty. This enabled them to mount some pressure and were rewarded with a try next to the posts thanks to Daryl Baines.
The Stallions started the second half full of confidence after this try and the next 20 minutes turned into an arm wrestle. Cooma crossed twice in this time only to have the ball spill out when trying to ground it. This seemed to deflate the Cooma side and Moruya kept their heads and came away with a further three tries to come away convincing winners on the day 32-10. The Stallions crossed once more through Tim Williams but the game was lost by this point. Best for Cooma on the day were Todd Williams while Corey Thomas tried all day.
The Stallions get another chance this week as they take on Bega at the Cooma Showground on Sunday. The game kicks off at 2.30pm and the boys would love as much support as possible to help them join the other three grades in the 2013 decider. The last time these two met was at the Showground and the Stallions got to a commanding lead only to see Bega fight back to within a try. The Stallions however were able to withhold the challenge and won the game 32-22. This will be another tough challenge and the winner will deserve their spot come Grand Final day. Congratulations to the under 18s, Fillies and Reserve Grade for making the Grand Finals and they will be right behind First Grade come Sunday as the boy chase and clean sweep for the Stallions.