Camels come off second best to Bogan Bulls

The Cobar Camels had been hoping for a better outcome of their Round 8 Western Plains Rugby Union match up against Nyn-gan on Saturday. The match was played in front of a good home crowd at Ailsa Fitz-simmons Memorial Oval.
Coming off a good win last week over Bourke/Bre, the Cobar side was also hoping of making a good showing in front of their spon-sors, however the third placed Nyngan Bulls also had designs of putting on a good showing and finished as 57-12 victors.
The well organised and disciplined Bogan Bulls didn’t take long to make their presence felt on the field and they opened the scoring with a converted try soon after the kickoff.
The shell-shocked Camels quickly recovered and worked hard to repell further attacking raids by the Bulls but midway through the half, the visitors crossed again after a success-ful short-side move off the back of a scrum feed.
The subsequent conversion took the score to 14-0.
The Bulls kept on probing and looking for gaps in the Camels’ defence.
Five minutes later they made the most of light defence around the ruck which allowed them to cross for their third converted try.
When given a bit of space, the Camels then started to work some magic.
Lochlan Ford collected in a clearing kick by the Bulls deep in the Camels half and easily outran the charging Bulls attackers to get off his own clearing kick downfield.
Brandon ‘Chucky’ Jones picked it up and raced away to score under the posts for the Camels.
Kody Martin’s conversion was successful and the margin going into the halftime break was 21-7.
The Bulls recommenced the game in the same vein as the first half and five minutes into the second half they pushed over for a converted try under the posts.
Their next try came after weaving through the fragmented Camels’ defence to blow the score out to 35-7.
The highlight of the Camels’ game was the next try in the match when, after a classy backline move, they found an overlap in the corner for winger Tyson Brilley to score.
The conversion was unsuccessful but the margin had diminished to 35-12.
That was the last time the Bulls would be outmaneuvered in the match as they went on to post four more unanswered tries to close out the match with a confident 45 point win.
Best & Fairest on the field for the Camels were Elias Aumua (3 points), Jacob Christie (2) and Jay Ellison (1), who are all second generation Camels players.
The Camels head to Coonamble this Satur-day for Round 9.
It was a close match the last time the two sides met in Round 2 on May 7 when the Camels hosted the Rams with Coonamble finishing with a 38-25 win.