Albury extends Wagga City's winless start to the season

Albury continued Wagga City woes with a 53-33 victory at Murrayfield on Saturday.

After a tight first half, the Steamers proved too strong forcing the Boiled Lollies to wait at least another week for their first win of the season.

The two teams virtually went try for try in the first half with Albury taking in a slender 24-21 lead.

Despite conceding a few more points than he would of liked, Steamers coach Paul Musarra was pleased to come away with another win.

“It was good, we scored some cracker tries, gave away a series of penalties and they scored from three line outs so it was a bit disappointing in that regard but they have some quality there and a lot to work with and will improve during the season for sure,” Musarra said.

“We did some good things but there were four or five penalties that let them get good field position and scored three tries.”

Musarra thought his team’s defence got better as the game went on and it help pile the pressure on Wagga City.

He was also impressed with Sam Allen in the five-eighth role.

His combination with Richard Manion and James Devlin continues to flourish while Albury is expected to welcome back Blake Le Cornu next week as he continues to recover from hernia surgery.

His addition will add another attacking outlet for the Steamers against CSU next week.

The win leaves Albury one point adrift of the top five while Wagga City are still rooted to the bottom of the ladder but did pick up another bonus point.