Trangie Magpies swoop to fifth in the Castlereagh League competition

The Trangie Magpies had a soaring win over the Binnaway Bombshells 42 to 16 in round five of the Castlereagh League competition.

It was Magpies centre Braden Carney who was again a major contribution to the scoreboard with four tries at the Crater on Sunday.

Trangie got off to a rapid fire start to the game and never looked in danger of losing the important clash with the Bombshells.

That win elevates the Magpies to fifth position on the ladder, just one point behind the Dunedoo Swans who were well beaten by the Gilgandra Panthers 66 to 12 in Gilgandra.

The Swans again seemed intent on playing the game in the forwards which posed few difficulties for the Panthers defence, whilst conversely Gilgandra moved the ball around and handed in a fine display of backing up to maintain their unbeaten tag.

Coonabarabran winger Dean Lewin added another five tries to his growing season tally when his Unicorn team ran roughshod over the Coonamble Bears in round five.

Lewin, who scored four tries the previous week against Dunedoo, delighted the home crowd with his fistful of touch downs as the blue and golds ran away with the game 68 to 6.

The win consolidates Coonabarabran's position at the top of the table and sets up an interesting game for them next week against the Trangie Magpies.

The remaining game saw Gulgong return to the winners list, defeating Baradine 46 to 14 at Gulgong.

Apart from the Coonabarabran versus Trangie game round six action this Saturday will see the Binnaway Bombshells take on the Cobar Roosters at the Crater, with the two competition points on offer being vital to both clubs as they try to build some momentum.

After two heavy losses to Coonabarabran and Gilgandra the Dunedoo Swans will be looking to regroup, but they face the solid task of trying to down the Coonamble Bears at Coonamble, not something to be relished.

Gilgandra will travel to Baradine to take on the Magpies who always lift when they play against the Panthers.

Some great league tag games are also on offer this weekend with Baradine (third on the ladder) hosting Gilgandra (first) and Coonamble (second) at home to Dunedoo (fourth).