Guildford Owls defeat Dubbo CYMS in Challenge Cup grand final

Updated: June 11, 2019

By Nick Guthrie / The Daily Liberal 

Dom Reardon was part of the Guildford Owls side which arrived at Apex Oval last year thinking the inaugural Challenge Cup would be won and taken home to Sydney with a minimal amount of fuss.

That day, his side was ambushed and handed a 62-18 thumping at the hands of Dubbo CYMS.

On Saturday, Reardon was electric at fullback as a more focused Owls side got revenge and its hands on the silverware after downing the Fishies 42-16.

In a fiery contest which saw seven sin-binnings, the Owls got better as the game went on and claimed a hugely satisfying victory.

“They put 60 on us last year so it’s great to get one back,” Reardon said.

“We didn’t think much of them (last year) and the boys smashed us so we really brought the team today and saw this is as good competition. I think we put on a show, so it was good.”

The Owls belted out their team song with the kind of gusto which fit the occasion post-game, proving how much the result meant to the club.

Guildford can now lay claim to being the best club side in the state after taking out the competition run by New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) and the Country Rugby League (CRL) while they also collected the $10,000 winner’s cheque.

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