Roosterettes put up a good fight

Cobar Roosterettes’ fullback, Sarah Morley, attacking in the Castlereagh League Tag game at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Saturday. Morley played her usual stand-out game to earn her side’s Best & Fairest three points up against Gulgong. A couple of runaway tries in the second half saw the visitors finish with a 22-8 win.

For much of their Round 10 Castlereagh League Tag match on Saturday, the Cobar Roosterettes and Gulgong Terriers were evenly matched.
Played in extremely cold and damp condi-tions at Tom Knight Memorial Oval, the Gul-gong visitors had the bulk of possession for most of the first half however it was Cobar who scored first points.
Brianna Watson, Sarah Morley and Tyler Chiswick (Watson) had made a number of breaks before Chiswick’s neat short pass to Aisha Schofield found the mark and Schofield ducked over untouched to score four minutes out from the half time break.
The arm wrestle continued into the second half before the Terriers locked up the score at 4-all when they scored after sustained pressure on the line.
The visitors then took the lead soon after when a 40m run ended in a converted try.
Gulgong kept probing and scored two more unconverted tries to push their lead out to 18-4.
Watson swiveled through the Gulgong de-fence eight minutes out from fulltime to score Cobar’s second try (and she just missed the conversion) to close the margin to 18-8.
A late try by Gulgong in the final minute pushed their winning margin out to 22-8.
Cobar’s Best & Fairest points went to Sarah Morley (3 points), Sophie Clark (2 and Play-ers’ Player) and Phoebe Pursehouse collected one point on debut.