In round seven of Newcastle and Hunter Rugby, Lake Macquarie scored a nail biting win over Nelson Bay (20-19), Singleton got past Southern Beaches (48-29)
While Merewether beat Uni (57-21) and Hamilton edged out Maitland (34-21).
The Hawks looked strong from the outset at Passmore Oval, a string of mid field phases the perfect platform for Hamish Mckie to dive over.
The home side extending the lead only minutes later.
Maitland in the end unable to match it with the defending premiers.