A dominant second half performance by the Cobar Roosterettes helped them to steal a 12-10 win over the Dunedoo Swanettes in their Christie & Hood League Tag match at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Saturday.
Down 8-10 at the halftime break after the Dunedoo team had controlled play for most of the first half, the Cobar Roosterettes came out firing in the second half to take the ascendancy and put the Swanettes on the back foot for the rest of the match.
First half tries to Madasan Taylor (who broke away and ran 70 metres around her defenders to score) and Laura Ah-See (who scored out on the wing after a draw and pass) kept Cobar in contention up until half time.
A try mid-way through the second half by player/coach Bianka Jacobson (who put through a grubber kick which was fumbled by the defenders and pounced on by Jacobson) sealed the Roosterettes’ thrilling 12-10 win.
Best & Fairest points went to: Taylor (3), Jenna Fullagar (2) and Brennah Aumua (1) with Fullagar earning the Players’ Player trophy for great defensive tagging and running good lines in attack throughout the match.
Coach Jacobson said she “was over the moon with the win”.
“It’s what we needed coming up to the finals,” Jacobson told The Cobar Weekly.
She again praised her side’s versatility and adaptability and their persistence and determination in attack.
“Nothing was forced, we were very patient in attack,” Jacobson said which definitely paid off for them in Saturday’s win.