The Cobar Roosters made a good showing at Dunedoo on Saturday when they took on the Swans in Round 2 of the 2019 Christie and Hood Castlereagh League competition.
It was a tight contest at Robertson Oval with the home side eventually winning the match 22-14, with Dundedoo’s haves Blake Taufa and Dan Lane instrumental in their victory, scoring all of the Swans’ points.
Cobar held a narrow 14-12 lead at half time after Nathan McAndrew touched down early in the game following a brilliant pass from halfback, Jay Egan, who made a sensational comeback to the Roosters on Saturday.
Egan had a hand in all of Cobar’s point scoring in Saturday’s game including Cobar’s second try recorded by Braith Good.
Ben Simon’s try, and Egan’s subsequent successful conversion, put the Roosters narrowly in front at half time.
The second half was a tough battle with both sides strong in defence.
A disallowed try for double movement by David Watson would have put the Roosters well and truly in the driver’s seat, but two late Dunedoo tries, including one on the final siren, gave the hosts a 22-14 win.
All of the Roosters’ Forwards had commendable games with Simon collecting his side’s Best and Fairest three points.
McAndrew was awarded two points and Jed Noonan, in another powerhouse display, earned one point.
None however tried harder than Chris Deighton, who played on Saturday in the centres after packing down in the front row the previous week.
Deighton was awarded one point in the Castlereagh League Best and Fairest match points competition.
There is a general bye in the Castlereagh competition this weekend.