Mixed bag for Whalers

The Eden Whalers had mixed results on the weekend, securing a win in the women's contest, while the reserve grade fell to the opposition on Saturday.

The club were split over two grounds with the women's outfit at Bega's Roy Howard Oval to face the Bega Bombers, while the men's team travelled north to Bermagui's Dickinson Oval to clash with the Breakers.

In Bega, the Whalers had a steady start before finding their strides and going on to a dominant performance for a 12-12-84 to 3-0-18 result.

Kate Mitchell and Charli Mitchell were unstoppable in front of goals, kicking four and three respectively for the visiting Eden side.

The Whalers also boasted a further five individual goal scorers, showing versatility and accuracy in the front lines.

The men's outfit weren't quite as lucky and fell behind a plucky Bermagui outfit on their home turf.

The Whalers were competitive throughout, but the Breakers made good on a number of scoring opportunities that gave them an edge on the scoreboard to win 11-16-82 to 8-7-55.

In senior matches across the weekend, the Merimbula Diggers have claimed the lead on the competition, bagging their second win on the trot when they defeated Narooma 6-9-45 to 5-5-35.

Pambula put their first on the board when they took on the Tathra Sea Eagles at Lawrence Park on Saturday where it was late scoring in the final quarter that got the Panthers over the mark, with a narrow 10-9-69 to 10-6-66 win.

the Panthers had rallied some early points and were beginning to take charge by the second quarter.

It was there that Clint Phillips emerged as a critical player for Tathra, putting three kicks squarely through the sticks as the club chased a four-point deficit going into the main break.

By three-quarter time, the scores were locked up at 50 apiece and just like the earlier two games, the final period would decide the outcome.

The Panthers were able to pull just enough from the energy tank to lead three goals to two in the final quarter to hang on for the result with Josh Fountain leading their tally on four majors.

At Merimbula, the Narooma Lions had fired to a fast start in the first quarter, before the Diggers found their stride to stop the visitors in their tracks for a scoreless second quarter on Saturday.

The Diggers found themselves on the back foot early in the piece but quickly volleyed to a commanding performance in the second quarter to hold a narrow seven-point lead from the Lions.

Will Regan again stood up as a capable performer, bagging two goals alongside four individual goal kickers out of the Merimbula camp as they extended the lead to 12 points after the third quarter.

The punishing speed and skill of the Diggers continued into the last to hold off a strong finish from the Lions as both clubs found two six pointers.

A Whaler neatly gets under a mark in their contest with Merimbula with the women's squad hammering home a win over Bega on Saturday.

A Whaler neatly gets under a mark in their contest with Merimbula with the women's squad hammering home a win over Bega on Saturday.