A four-try haul to Apryll Green helped Wagga City to a 46-25 win over the Tumut Bullettes.
Goal-kicking didn’t help the Bullettes’ cause – they couldn’t land one – but they ended their season on a bright enough note by running in five tries.
The problem for Tumut was that every time they scored, Wagga City would respond within moments. And the home team got a few more on top of that.
Kymberley Brain began the scoring for the Bulls, but the Wagga outfit dominated the rest of the half.
The speed of Green was decisive – if she got the ball in space, she scored.
It was a similar story with Katerine Pevere. Both collected doubles in the first half for City to lead 24-5.
The Bulls would cross four times in the second stanza in a sign of their attacking firepower when they get it right.
Kiahan Bellchambers was first to crash over after a delightful series of phases, then Clare Harpley raced away for a long range effort.
Jade Bellchambers was next to outstrip the defence, before her sister Kiahan collected her second – another runaway effort.
But in between, City kept responding, with Green finishing with four tries, and Pevere three, to do just about all the damage for the home side.
The Bullettes finished with three wins for the season and in sixth place, albeit a long way out of finals contention.
They were competitive with some of the better teams – City finished third, and were by no means dominant on Saturday – and with a young team Tumut can expect even better things next year.
Harpley, Brain and the Bellchambers sisters were once more Tumut’s best, as they have been for much of the season.