Southern Lakes lose 7-24 to Muswellbrook in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union's Divisional semi-finals

CAMPAIGN END: Southern Lakes have tumbled out of finals contention after a 17-point defeat at the hands of Muswellbrook at No.2 Sportsground.

CAMPAIGN END: Southern Lakes have tumbled out of finals contention after a 17-point defeat at the hands of Muswellbrook at No.2 Sportsground.

Southern Lakes’ 2018 season has come to an end in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union Divisional grade, after a 7-24 defeat at the hands of Muswellbrook at the No.2 Sportsground.

Sunday’s clash saw the Hammerheads score just a single time through Lyric Kopa, and although they controlled long periods of possession in the clash the Heelers’ defence stood tall.

Muswellbrook led 12-0 at the half break, with another added soon after the beginning of the second to leave the Hammerheads trailing by 19 points.

Although Kopa found Southern Lakes’ opening try, it also proved to be the final of the club’s season, as Muswellbrook’s Cameron Young iced the knockout fixture late on.

The victorious Heelers now move on to face Easts 1 in the preliminary final.