In a weekend of tight rugby, Bangalow beat Wollongbar-Alstonville 30–27 while Ballina and Lennox Head had a 35–35 draw.
Playing at home Bangalow overcame a half time deficit of 15–13 to claw their way to the triumph. Teale Pyne, Otty Fifita, and Vincent Quigley all scored tries while Troy Doughty kicked three conversions as well as three penalties. Ed McGrath was named man of the match.
Wollongbar-Alstonville (WAR) try scorers included Bodi Smith (2), Josh Damen, and Bill Johnston.
The win puts Bangalow back into first place on the ladder ahead of WAR with Lennox Head and Ballina rounding out the top four, the likely 2022 finalists.