Plenty of junior league action at home over the weekend

John Elder (with the ball) is chased down by his opposition Xavier Martin and Ryder Anderson (with John’s team mate Charlie Nicholson at back) at the Mini League games on Sunday at Tom Knight Memorial Oval. ▪ Photo courtesy of Klae McGuinness Photography

The Cobar Junior Rugby League Club hosted Wellington and Dubbo St John’s teams at Ailsa Fitzsimmons Memorial Oval on Saturday for Round 14 of the Dubbo & District Junior Rugby League competition.

The teams weren’t able to play at their usual Tom Knight Memorial Oval home ground due to a clash with the Barwon Darling Cup semi final games.

Junior league president Simone Knight said they were very appreciative to the Cobar Camels for the use of the oval for their games and for moving their game time back to accommodate the juniors.

The Wellington visitors won both the Under 12s and Under 14s games while the Dubbo St John’s side also claimed a win over the Roosters in the Under 15s game.

There was plenty of action in the Under 15s game which was played in front of a big crowd. The Roosters went down in a close contest 30-26 to St John’s.

Cobar’s try scorers included Tyson Brilley (2), Zeb Coughlan, Chris Crotty and Dylan Gaydon with Tyson kicking three conversions.

Ashley Davies was the Roosters’ Players’ Player while the Man of the Match award went to Tyson Brilley.

The Roosters Under 12s lost their game to Wellington 40-14. Try scorers for Cobar were Reynold Mugugia (2) and Charlie Crotty.

Reynold kicked one goal. Charlie Crotty and Jamal Eves shared the Coach’s Award.

Ben Griffiths and Tommy Rogers both scored tries in the Under 14s match.

Wellington was too strong and won the game 48-8.

The Coach’s Award was earned by Sam Shepherd while their Players’ Player was Jett Roche.

The Under 9s Coach’s Awards last week were collected by Brandon Maguire and Kai McCosker while in the Minis, the Coach’s Awards were earned by Jordan Prince, Judd Josephson and Ryder Anderson.