Match report from referee Scott Reilly:

Fairly equal match saw a quick try from both sides after some non-existent tackling from both sides. It looked like we were heading for an 80-point game but the defenses showed up and we spent the rest of the half with only one more try and a penalty to the visitors for their efforts.

The second half and the hot weather took its toll on both teams. Handling errors beset much of the 40 minutes as players tried to get an extra yard rather than set the ruck for the slowing forwards. After the teams once again traded tries, the Lions produced a drop goal to put them one score away and then defended resolutely to hold on to their lead.