The Cobar Camels travelled to Coonamble to contest Round 2 of the Western Plains Rugby competition on Saturday.
With a few players out due to work commitments the Camels still travelled with a strong tem of 18 players for their first away game and encountered a very strong Coonamble side.
After losing the coin toss, the Camels were forced to go against the wind which aided Coonamble and helped them to keep the Camels in their own half for most of the first half.
The decision paid off for Coonamble as they scored and converted four tries.
Coach Len Baker’s talk to the boys at half time spurred the Camels to score within the first five minutes from the re-start with Sione Fakahua crossing and Loma Atuau converting the try. Their good run was however short-lived and, with a few more mistakes from missed tackles coupled with very good break down work from the Coonamble team, the hosts ran in three more tries.
But true to the Camel spirit of “It’s not over till it’s over”, they rallied and new kiwi recruit, Liam Young, scored in the corner just before fulltime with the final score 47-12 in Coonamble’s favour.
Best and fairest points for the Camels went to captain for the day Jamie Peters (3); Jake Harbison and Liam Young (2 each) and Atua (1).
The Camels’ have a home game this Friday night against Nyngan.