Cessnock Goannas beat Kurri Kurri Bulldogs to end Charity Shield drought

The grandstand was packed and rocking when Cessnock ran in their third try of the night to end Kurri Kurri's four-year reign as Charity Shield champions.

A gutsy second half inspired by Nick Lawrence and Dan Metcalfe saw first grade beat the Bulldogs 18-10 and break a 21-all tie in results from the previous games on the day. Pictures: Michael Hartshorn