Numurkah Leader
All set for the big one

A fighting win by Waaia over Deniliquin has set the stage for a block buster local PDFNL grand final match this Saturday at Berrigan.

Waaia was far too strong for Deniliquin on Saturday, to secure a grand final berth against rival Strathmerton, running out winners by 33 points.

In windy conditions, the Bombers continued to extend their lead at every break.

Sam Richardson and Jesse Trower dominated in the middle, ably supported by Mitchell Cleeland and Ashley Thompson.

Anthony Bergamin was the backbone in defence and his ball movement forward allowed the likes of Charlie Burrows the luxury of scoring.

Waaia finished on top of the ladder at the end of the regular season, its only defeat at the hands of the Bulldogs in round eight.

They will be looking to level the ledger in the grand final this Saturday at Berrigan with the game starting at 2.05pm.


The Bomber reserves dominated Deniliquin from the start, recording a 60 point victory to earn a spot in this year’s grand final against Blighty.

Deniliquin was never in the hunt, down by three goals at quarter time and Waaia taking a 33 point lead into the main break.

The Bombers then held Deni scoreless for the remainder of the match.

Mark Bergamin was outstanding all day with his blistering pace and foot skills.

Brayden Carey finished the day with five goals thanks to the efforts of Sean Carey and Ryan Bergamin who continued to supply the forwards with scoring opportunities

Brendan Harris and Damian Hommes continued to play their roles for the team.

Waaia has defeated Blighty in both of their encounters this year and will be looking to get their club off to a good start, as the curtain raiser to the senior final involving the Bombers.

The game commences at 12.30pm, this Saturday at Berrigan.