Roosterettes couldn’t match top of the table Swanettes

Roosterettes’ Hannah Carroll looking for a gap in the Swanettes’ defence in the Ladies League Tag match at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Saturday.

The Cobar Roosterettes were well beaten 42-6 by a pacey Dunedoo Swanettes outfit at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Saturday.

Going into Round 5 of the Castlereagh Ladies League Tag competition at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Saturday, the Roosterettes knew it would be a tough match with the Dunedoo girls unbeaten this season.

Roosterettes co-coach Jay Egan, commenting after the game, said he was disappointed in the result after the girls had had a very good training session during the week.

Egan said he’d felt confident the side would put on a good show however they just didn’t  perform on the day.

“We’ve got a few things to work on,” Egan said.

The well-drilled Swanettes took control of Saturday’s game from the outset and had the intention of keeping the Cobar side scoreless.

They were on track to do so after leading
24-0 at half time, however the Roosterettes rallied going into the second half and, after sustained pressure on their line, Jordan Warren crossed for a try (her first for the Roosterettes in her debut season).

Brianna Watson’s kick was on target and the Roosterettes closed the margin to 24-6.

Committed defence by the Roosterettes kept Dunedoo from further adding to their tally during that quarter.

The Swanettes however finished strongly and ran in three converted tries in the final 10 minutes to blow the score out to a 42-6 win.

Cobar’s Best and Fairest three points went to fullback Naomi Whitehurst, who once again pulled off a number of try-saving tags: hard working Hannah Carroll picked up two points; and team captain/co-coach Bianka Jacobson earned one point.

Whitehurst was also named the side’s Players’ Player.