The fast finishing Cobar Roosters ran riot in their 46 points thumping of Coonamble in their Christie & Hood Castlereagh Rugby League First Grade game on Saturday at Coonamble.
Despite a slow start to the match where the Roosters found themselves down 10-0, the Cobar team then started to gel and they ran out easy 74-28 victors.
Man of the match Jack Govett starred for Cobar running in four tries which also helped him to collect his team’s Best and Fairest three points.
Jacob Francisco and Tim Hillam both crossed twice for Cobar with Jacob Good, Matt McLeod, Tristan Everett, Jed Noonan, Jimmy Neyland, Sam Baker and Johnny Best all running in a try each to add to the Roosters’ big tally.
Neyland kicked four goals, Good landed three and Marty Turton was given the opportunity to convert the Roosters final try however his attempt was waved away.
The Roosters made a poor start to the game with a number of ball handling errors putting them on the back foot for the first 10 minutes of play.
Once they got possession, their mind set however changed and they ran riot recording 15 tries in a free-flowing match.
The Roosters’ defence was strong all game with Coonamble’s points mostly coming after the ball was kicked through as the Cobar defence was hard to penetrate.
Cobar was well served by Johnny Best and Tyson Brilley, who stepped up from Under 18s, and the pair definitely did not look out of place in the First Grade side.
Francisco, playing halfback on Saturday, steered the Roosters around the field well to earn Best and Fairest two points, while Noonan, who was strong in defence all game, picked up one point.
The Cobar side is now playing very well as a team which will serve them well in the run up to the semi finals.
This Saturday Cobar hosts Binnaway for Round 16 and it’s a must win game for the Roosters if they want to qualify for semis football.