Isabelle Kelly stole the show with an incredible five-try performance, proving to be the difference for Berkeley Vale to emphatically claim the Plate Grand Final 32-16 over Berala.
In an impressive display that captivated the crowd, Kelly opened the scoring with two electric tries in the opening ten minutes, leaving everyone marvelling at the talent of the NSW Womens Representative fullback.
Each side fought desperately for the upper asdency in a tightly contested first half, as Berkeley Vale earned a slim 16-12 lead going into the sheds.
It wasn’t until the final 20 minutes Berkeley Vale put the foot down and ran away for a convincing victory.
Both sides earned plenty of admirers with their tough brand of strength and physicality.
But, in an entertaining affair full of highlights, it was Berkeley who capitalised on their speed and skill through woman-of-the-match Isabelle Kelly.
Berkeley Vale 32 (I Kelly 5, C Nathan, C Reed tries; M Howard 2 goals) bt Berala 16 (R Errignton 2, E Taufaao tries; T Higgins 2 goals)