Ballandean and Carlton junior colts battled it out at C.F White on Saturday.
Ballandean and Carlton junior colts battled it out at C.F White on Saturday. Matthew Purcell

Visiting side superior in their tussles with Bears

WITH Carlton coming off a good win against Tenterfield the previous week, Ballandean started a little edgy in their fillies tie with the home side.

They found their feet and took a two nil lead into half time.

Carlton were more organised in the second half and rallied back to claim a 2-2 draw.

Junior Colts - 2 nil to Ballandean

Carlton were trying to keep their perfect start to the season going after accounting for Tenterfield the previous week.

Both sides were evenly matched during the opening half and went to the half time break deadlocked at nil all.

With the game seemingly headed for a tense draw, Ballandean scored two late goals through Coen

Taylor.

In a match and a score line that belied the actual game Carlton were competitive all match in the senior colts and never gave up.

Credit to the players for the effort that they put in all day. Ballandean claimed a mammoth 16-nil win.

With Carlton putting up a strong fight against Tenterfield the week before, Ballandean's ladies were expecting a tough game.

According to coach Neil Newman, Ballandean really found a rhythm from the opening whistle and believes it was one of the best full games that the ladies side has put together over the past couple of years.

The fixture finally finished 8-nil in favour of

Ballandean.

With some quality signings this year Carlton looked dangerous in the opening stanzas of the men's match with Jacob Steel and the Torrisi brothers creating concerns for Ballandean's back line.

Ballandean's fitness and structure started coming into the game and they took a 2-nil lead into the break.

Carlton lifted their effort in the second half but a goal from Jeremy Willoughby put the tie to bed in a 3-nil win for the visitors.

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