Roosterettes will need to step up

Madasan Taylor (with support from Hannah Carroll) on her way to the line to score her second runaway try for the Cobar Roosterettes in their Castlereagh League Tag game against Coonamble on Saturday at Tom Knight Memorial Oval. The visitors finished with a 28-10 win.

The Cobar Roosterettes will need to make a good showing in the final round of the Castlereagh Ladies League Tag competition this Saturday to make sure they keep their semi final chances alive.

The Roosterettes are currently equal 4th on the competition ladder with Gilgandra, with Gil having a slightly better for and against record, -61 to Cobar’s -67.

The Roosterettes will be up against the top of the table side, the Dunedoo Swanettes, while Gilgandra also has a tough match this week against second placed Baradine.

The outcome of both games will determine who gets the semi final spot.

The Roosterettes were beaten at home
on Saturday at Tom Knight Memorial Oval by the Coonamble side who firmly cemented their third place position in the competition.

The vistitors had plenty of possession in the first quarter and ran in two tries out wide to take an 8-0 lead at the first drinks break.

Their domination continued immediately after the re-start and another unconverted try pushed their lead out to 12-0.

Not long before half time, Brianna Watson broke through for the Roosterettes and found Madasan Taylor in support who sprinted up the sideline to score Cobar’s first points out wide.

The Roosterettes then began to put more pressure on the Coonamble defence who had to work hard to regain the ascendancy.

An intercept by Mel Singh had the Roosterettes attacking again.

Taylor’s second runaway try from a near length of the field run and Zoë Harland’s successful conversion had the Roosterettes challenging with the score at 12-10.

Coonamble however owned the second half and, with the Roosterettes having no answers to the three tries scored by the Bears, Coonamble finished as 28-10 winners.

Cobar’s Best and Fairest points went to: Taylor (3), Watson (2), Hannah Carroll (1) with Singh named Cobar’s Players’ Player.