Team of talent, but not enough players

The Cobar Roosters Under 18s team proved they have plenty of talent when they were able to match Narromine early in their Castlereagh Youth League game on Saturday at Tom Knight Memorial Oval.

The scores were locked at 12-all just before  the half time break, however with just 13 players available for Saturday’s game, the young Roosters were overrun by the Jets in the second half as they went on to finish with a big 42-12 win.

Cobar opened the scoring with a try by Kai Taylor and shortly after Narromine levelled the scores at 4-all before Harry McPherson’s conversion (his first of six for the game) gave his side a narrow 6-4 lead.

With just over 10 minutes before halftime, Cobar made the most of a penalty close to Narromine’s try line and the Roosters went on the attack with Tadgh McMullen finding a wide gap in the Jets’ defence to stroll over and score untouched behind the posts.

Nathan Kelly’s successful conversion put Cobar ahead 12-6.

Narromine retaliated soon after and their converted try locked the scores up at 12-all four minutes out from half time before another quick try gave them an 18-12 advantage going into the break.

Less than three minutes after the re-start the Jets scored a runaway try and poor tackling from the tired Roosters and a glut of possession allowed Man of the Match, Jamari Clarke, to run in two more tries to his tally of four for the game.

Cobar’s Best & Fairest points went to Jamal Eves (3), Reynold Mugugia (2) and McMullen (1).