The Cobar Roosterettes League Tag team returned to the winning circle on Saturday when they had a great 22-10 win over
Cobar hosted the Round 3 game of the Christie and Hood Castlereagh League competition at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Saturday in breezy conditions which forced a change in game tactics by both sides.
Returning from injury, coach Bianka Jacobson was able to join her side on the field on Saturday.
Jacobson played a great game steering her side to a win. She also shared in her side’s Best and Fairest points along with Mollie Harley (3 points) and Jezebel Hitchins (1).
Cobar’s Players’ Player Brianna Watson, who also earned the referee’s Best and Fairest match points, had a brilliant game for Cobar.
In addition to contributing six points to the scoreboard with a try and conversion, Watson teamed up well with Tyler Chiswick in the centres and the pair worried the opposition on numerous occasions with numerous line breaks.
The dynamic duo also were strong in defence.
Cobar made a good start to the game on Saturday and dominated possession however it was Gulgong who put first points on the board when their representative player, Chloe Pennell, evaded three Cobar defenders to touch down next to the posts.
Melanie Robinson’s conversion put Gulgong ahead 6-0.
Cobar continued to apply the pressure and it paid off shortly after when Lisa Travis scooted from dummy half and sent a neat outside pass to Brennah Aumua who ran untouched through to score.
Watson’s conversion attempt just missed the mark and Cobar narrowly trailed 4-6.
The Roosterettes continued to dominate and they hit the line passing the ball wide to Kasey Egan who crossed to put the Roosterettes ahead.
Once again Watson’s kick narrowly missed the uprights but Cobar had an important 8-6 lead going into the half time break.
Soon after the re-start Pennell crossed for her second try and, while the conversion was unsuccessful, she’d put her team back in front at 10-8.
Pennell looked dangerous every time she touched the ball.
Cobar’s defence however was excellent
on Saturday with Chiswick, Abby Carswell, Mel Singh and Naomi Whitehurst putting
in huge work rates trying to contain the
Gulgong attack, particularly the slippery Pennell.
The Roosterettes continued to attack their line and halfway through the second half, Jacobson’s pass found Lisa Travis on the burst who crossed to score and put Cobar once again in the lead.
Watson’s successful conversion gave them a four point breathing space.
Sustained pressure by Cobar on the try line resulted in Egan’s second try of the game which was followed up shortly after by a try to Watson for Cobar to claim a well-deserved
The Roosterettes will be hoping for back-to-back wins when they come up against the Coonamble girls this Saturday in Round 4 of the Christie and Hood Castlereagh League competition at Tom Knight Memorial Oval.