The Goulburn Dirty Reds have continued their winning start to the 2020 season on the weekend, but continued their struggle to find top form.
Up against the Hall Bushrangers on Saturday, the Dirty Reds had the benefit of the home ground advantage, which they did not waste.
After their 86-10 shellacking of Easts in round one, reserve grade was more subdued in its gritty 29-19 victory on Saturday, in which league-to-union convert Nicholas Cornish led the scoring with two tries and three conversions.
The next match on the schedule, in first grade, was more of a nailbiter as Goulburn fell to ten points in arrears by half time.
Coach and number eight, Mik Webber, said after the Dirty Reds' round one victory that the team was still looking for cohesion, and the search continued on Saturday.
But the second half was a vastly different affair, as Goulburn ran in 18 points to Hall's none to clinch what just half an hour earlier had looked like an almost certain victory for the visitors.
Both first grade and reserve grade now sit on top of their respective ladders after a pair of wins to start their season, and will look to keep the momentum building this weekend against ADFA in Goulburn.
Meanwhile, the Dirty Reds women's side will return to action this weekend, after a bye in round two.
They will play Tuggeranong on Saturday, and this match will also be played in Goulburn.
The women's side got off to an ideal start in round one, with a strong 22-0 victory over Wests in Canberra.
Tuggeranong will be looking to rebound from their opening defeat on the weekend, at the hands of the third-ranked Royals.
This match will be a good opportunity for Goulburn's women to further establish themselves among the top teams during their first year in the Canberra 15s Women's competition, a feat of which coach Ash Kara knows her team is capable.
The women's clash between Goulburn and Tuggeranong will get underway from 12.15pm on Saturday, August 1, to be followed by the reserve grade clash between Goulburn and ADFA at 1.30pm, and first grade at 3.05pm.
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