Macquarie centre Quinton Dickerson stands over Joe Snare (CYMS) after he crashed him to the ground in a sickening tackle during the first grade clash at No.1 Oval yesterday.A sickening ball-and-all tackle by Quinton Dickerson on Joe Snare typified the impact Macquarie Raiders had over cross-town rivals CYMS yesterday at No.1 Oval winning in all three grades.
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CYMS were on the attack at the time but Dickerson lined up replacement forward Snare and the impact sent him crashing to the ground. But to his credit Snare held on to the ball and in the same six tackles Tom Besgrove scored to keep the defending premiers in the game training 26-20.

However, five minutes from time Dickerson was again the man of the moment when he put his winger Lawrence Fogg in down the short side to allow the Raiders to get out to 30-20 and that was the end of the section.

Macquarie led 24-12 at half-time and while CYMS scored two tries to one in the final 40 minutes captain-coach Matt Stott and his Raiders were clearly the winners.

The result topped off a magnificent day for the Raiders with reserve grade continuing their unbeaten run with a decisive 48-10 win after leading by 32-0 at half-time.

In under-18s it was again the Raiders who dominated and they are also unbeaten after eight rounds. They led 34-10 and were never headed to finish up 44-16.

Second-rower Corey Cox had a magnificent game for the winners scoring four tries and kicking six goals for 28 points.

What is interesting after yesterday’s games all over Group 11 that despite there being still six games to be played the final five in first grade is virtually all but done and dusted. Parkes, Forbes and Wellington all won their games yesterday which means that Parkes lead on 14 points, from Forbes (12), Macquarie, CYMS and Wellington (10).

There is then a break of six points to Nyngan (4), Narromine and Cobar (2).

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