After their two close losses in previous weeks, the Roosterettes were on song for Round 3 of the Castlereagh Rugby League competition.
They finished with an impressive 28-8 win over the Binnaway Bombshells at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Saturday.
The Roosterettes’ mix of experienced and young new players gelled very well this week.
Playmaker Brianna Watson, back from injury and playing in the centre with Tyler Chiswick and Zoë Egan, helped the side to put on a scintillating performance in front of their home crowd.
Egan had a hand in their first try with a well timed low pass to Kayla Hasson on the burst which resulted in the Roosterettes putting first points on the board.
Roosterettes’ rising star Nichola Heagney (who’s proven time and again that she’s handy in an emergency) scored Cobar’s second try which Watson converted to give the Roosterettes a 10-0 lead.
Hollee Watts crossed out wide for Binnaway’s first points but solid marking efforts by Watson, Heagney and Bianka Jacobson kept Binnaway well contained in their own half and limited any further try scoring opportunities.
Cobar’s Players’ Player Aisha Schofield, who had a great game in both attack and defence for the Roosterettes, had plenty to celebrate after scoring a thrilling try on debut (on what was also her 15th birthday).
Mollie Harley also posted a second half try running over the try line untouched out wide to score and a 70m run by speedster Annie Mugugia also resulted in a try out wide which pushed Cobar’s lead out to 22-4.
With 10 minutes left on the clock Watts scored her second try for Binnaway after the team’s persistent attack on their line.
They were however to be the last points to be scored in the game with Cobar finishing with a 22-8 win.
Roosterettes co-coaches Bianka Jacobson and Jay Egan couldn’t fault the team’s efforts in Saturday’s win.
“It really looks like you’re all having fun out there,” Egan said in his half time team talk.
“Just keep on doing what you’re doing.”
Egan and Jacobson will be hoping they can repeat their winning formula this Saturday when they travel to Coonamble to play Round 4 of the competition.