Down 10-0 at halftime, the Cobar Roosterettes regrouped and finished with a 10-all draw against Walgett in their Barwon Darling League competition League Tag game on Sunday.
Played in bitterly cold conditions in front of a small band of dedicated supporters at Tom Knight Memorial Oval, the Roosterettes bounced back from a number of unfavourable referee calls and penalties with Cobar’s Players’ Player, Zoë Harland, scoring a late converted try which tied up the game.
Plenty of pace and tough defence by the Walgett visitors took the Cobar side by surprise in the first half and the Roosterettes had to work extra hard to stay in the game.
Jenna Fullagar’s try early in the second half (which Harland failed to convert) put the Roosterettes on the scoreboard.
Harland’s try and her subsequent conversion midway through the second half got the Roosterettes to a 10-all draw and neither side crossed after that to break the deadlock.
The draw ensured the Roosterettes retain their unbeaten record in the 2016 competition.
The Cobar Roosters Senior League team were convincingly beaten 52-20 in their match against the Walgett Dragons on Sunday.
With two wins and a draw to their credit, the Roosters have been able to maintain third place on the 2016 Barwon Darling competition ladder.
This week Brewarrina took the competition’s first place honours from Bourke after their narrow 21-20 win over Collarenebri at home on Sunday.
Bourke were beaten by Newtown 34-30 in their Round 7 match played at Walgett on Saturday.
Both Brewarrina and Bourke have played five games in the competition this season while Cobar has only played four to date.
While all of the Round 4 matches were declared wash outs, the Round 6 game between Cobar and Lightning Ridge was declared a wash out while the other two games that weekend did go ahead.
The Cobar teams will head to Bourke this Saturday to take on the Warriors and Warriorettes in Round 8 of the competition.