Orara scoreless as Roosters hit 50
NAMBUCCA Heads has claimed its biggest win of the season toppling Orara Valley 50-0 at Coramba.
The win sees the Roosters go into the mid season break without a loss and with a four point buffer at the top of the table from nearest rivals Woolgoolga.
Despite going into the match determined to give it everything, The Axemen never stood a chance against a rampaging Roosters outfit.
"We were up against it from the start," Orara captain coach Chris Shears said.
"Five blokes had to back up for us after playing reserve grade.
"The boys displayed plenty of effort but against a side like Nambucca its just not enough."
It didn't take long for the roosters to score and once they did they couldn't stop.
While his side continues to win game after game Nambucca coach Garren Stig still believes there is plenty of improvement left in his players.
"You can only be happy when your team secures a 50 point win," Stig said.
"I'm always looking at ways for us to get better as a side and I think with the second round ahead and then the finals we will need to improve if we are going to maintain the success.
"Fitness is a big thing but that will come in time."
With key forward Dion Marr on the sideline for an extended period Stig was impressed with how his pack performed.
"We had plenty of go forward through the middle especially from guys like Jake Hobin and Matt Field who really stepped up," he said.
"Zac Sheppard was another young bloke who took advantage of his chance and put in a great game.
"Although we have not tasted defeat so far this season it is only going to get harder with a plenty of big games coming up."
On the opposite end of the spectrum the win-less Axemen are confident the break will provide an opportunity to regroup as it chases a maiden victory.
"Injury has hit the side hard in recent weeks so the break will give plenty of chance for those guys to recover," Shears said.
"Week after week the boys put their heads down and don't give up until the final whistle which is all I can ask of them.
"We will come back in the second half of the season determined and doing everything we can to get a win on the board."
NAMBUCCA HEADS 50 (M Picker 2, M Ronan 2, A Budd, C Carr, M Field, G Colman, J Hobin, K Welsh tries M Ronan 5 goals) bt ORARA VALLEY 0
Referee: James Maggio
Reserve Grade: Nambucca Heads 30 bt Orara Valley 28
Under-18s: Nambucca Heads 42 bt Orara Valley 12