A team of 11 Cobar Roosterettes travelled to Baradine for a 7-a-side League Tag charity competition on Saturday.
The carnival raised funds for a Baradine family affected by cancer.
There were 12 teams nominated from around NSW including Wauchope, Narrabri, and Tamworth along with a number of local Castlereagh teams.
The Roosterettes’ first game was against Andrew’s Haulage made up of players from Castlereagh sides.
The Roosterettes girls found out quickly that a 7-a-side game played on a smaller field produces some fast flowing footy.
At half time the scores were tied at three tries apiece and the Roosterettes were in for a grinding game.
The second 15 minute stanza couldn’t be split with the game finishing at five tries all.
The winner was decided by a 100m foot race and Cobar’s Taylah Good, on a slightly dewy track, was pipped at the post by her Andrew’s Haulage competitor.
After a 20 minute break the Cobar ladies were up against the Wauchope Blues.
The Roosterettes were trying everything to break the Blues’ line, but without luck the Wauchope ladies came away with a five tries to nil win.
The Roosterettes’ third game was the beginning of the knockout stage and they came up against the Coonamble Bears.
The Roosterettes had found their groove in attack and defence and, despite a physical game from Coonamble, the Cobar girls held their cool and finished with a 7-3 tries win.
With Baradine turning on a beautiful spring day and the mercury peaking around 30, the Cobar side faced off with Narrabri Blues in the fourth round.
The Roosterettes maintained their previous game form and were quickly on the front foot against their opposition making breaks and making second effort tags against the Narrabri ladies.
They maintained the pressure till the final whistle and came away with a 5-2 tries win.
Cobar then faced the Wauchope Blues for the second time that day.
Wauchope were coming off a loss against a red hot Oxley team. Their match had been a very spiteful clash that the Cobar ladies watched.
In a much improved first half, the Cobar side battled injury but the effects of playing four games in the heat started to take its toll.
Wauchope led by one try at the break.
More injuries and the heat affected the Cobar girls and Wauchope won the game 5-0 for the second time that day.
The Roosterettes coach Ben Trudgett was proud of his team’s efforts.
“The Roosterettes finished the day 5th out of 12 teams and took away great experiences playing against some very talented opposition from other groups,” Trudgett said.
“All the ladies played extremely well for their five games in quite hot conditions with very little turnaround time between games.”
Trudgett also praised Heather Bishop who fulfilled scoring duties for all of the team’s five games.—contributed