Cougars go down to War­riors

The Free Press (Corowa) - - SPORT -

On a cold win­ter’s day on Sun­day at Sar­vaas Park the Cougars took on the Mur­ray River War­riors.

The ladies tag would have taken the field full of con­fi­dence af­ter last week’s great team ef­fort but as it turned out, as they say, a week is a long time in foot­ball.

With er­rors com­ing from the Cougars it took just three min­utes for the War­riors to score a con­verted try.

All was not lost though, af­ter some strong tag­ging from the ladies, Emily Gard­ner scored for the Cougars.

With one minute to go Emily stole a loose ball and ran 50 me­tres to score again. Un­for­tu­nately nei­ther tries were con­verted. Af­ter the break the War­riors kept the ladies

The Power played their worst quar­ter of foot­ball for the sea­son, which cost them any chance of vic­tory, as they went down by 37 points against Lock­hart at Coreen on Satur­day.

The Power started slowly with Lock­hart kick­ing the first goal of the game, but goals to An­drew Phibbs and Jak Payne had the Power back in the game. Matthew Howard and Shan­non Broad­bent were find­ing the ball in the mid­field, but Lock­hart kicked the last two goals of the quar­ter as they took a seven-point lead into quar­ter time - 3.4.22 to 2.3.15. Not much can be said about the sec­ond quar­ter. The Power hardly touched the ball as Lock­hart kicked six goals three and the Power didn’t score as the game was taken out of reach from the Power as Lock­hart led by 46 points at half time - 9.7.61 to 2.3.15. Af­ter a spray from the coaches at half time, the Power im­proved their per­for­mance in the sec­ond half with An­drew Olling­ton and Tim Cooper play­ing well in de­fence. Broad­bent con­tin­ued to find the foot­ball while Payne pre­sented well at half for­ward as the Power outscored Lock­hart 4.7 to 3.4 in the sec­ond half. But it was too late as Lock­hart ran out eas­ier win­ners 12.11.83 to 6.10.46. Goals – Rus­sell An­der­son 2, Tom Webb, Jak Payne, Sam Haigh, An­drew Phibbs. Best – An­drew Olling­ton, Shan­non Broad­bent, Jak Payne, Nathan Rhodes, Tim Cooper, Tom Webb.

Re­serves

CDHBU Re­serves took on Lock­hart at Coreen in cool con­di­tions and with the ground in great con­di­tion again. The first quar­ter saw Lock­hart kick 4.2.26 to the Power 1.3.9 to trail by only 17 points. The sec­ond quar­ter saw the Power work hard in all ar­eas across the ground and kick 3.1 to Lock­hart 1.2 to only trail by six points at half time. Mitch Clifton, Steve Tal­bot, Dave Gar­cia, Zar­van O’Keefe were all play­ing well in de­fence. work­ing hard and their score board tick­ing over. Fi­nal score was 24-8 against. In the men’s game there was plenty of feel­ing in the game and as the Cougars only had 13 men every­body was re­quired to work hard.

War­riors were over in six min­utes and again 15 min­utes in.

But some great ball work, Braith Mur­phy bus­tled plenty of op­po­si­tion to score out wide.

War­riors were able to score again be­fore half time. Half time score 16-4 against the Cougars. Dur­ing half time a shower of rain could have played into the Cougars hands and it did.

Billy Ni­cholls and the Bai­ley Muras scored tries within the first six min­utes.

With CJ, Bren­don John­son con­vert­ing, the scores were tied at 16-16. On­ballers Doug Lavis, Josh Lewis, Mal Macart­ney, Brad Lewis con­tin­ued to pro­vide plenty of drive across the ground and with ruck­man James Webb and Ge­orge Neely never giv­ing up. Doug Lavis was pro­vid­ing a great tar­get across half for­ward with four goals for the game as did Nathan Al­lan with one goal. The third quar­ter saw the Power only able to kick three points to Lock­hart 1.2 to take a lead of 12 points. The last quar­ter saw Lock­hart kick two goals to the Power’s one as they ran out win­ners. Scores: Lock­hart 8.6.54 de­feated CDHBU 5.7.37. Goals: Doug Lavis 4, Nathan Al­lan. Best Play­ers: Doug Lavis (BOG), Brad Lewis, Josh Lewis, Mal Macart­ney, Mitch Clifton, Jakob Han­ra­han, Steve Tal­bot.

Un­der 14

The Un­der 14 boys put in a fan­tas­tic ef­fort against Lock­hart on the week­end. It was very pleas­ing to see the hard work at train­ing is pay­ing off and that they are im­prov­ing ev­ery week. Thanks to the Corowa per­mits for help­ing out and con­grat­u­la­tions to Benji Han­ra­han on kick­ing his first goal. Some other great games were from Rory Bat­ten, Tom Col­lier and Mathew Bush. Ev­ery one of the boys de­served an award. Awards: Patty Lavis – Sport­spower; Lachie Rag­got- Ricky D’s; Char­lie Nor­man- Can­teen voucher; Benji Han­ra­han- Coaches Award; Jay Lavis- Guy Street Store.

A Grade

CDHBU 65 de­feated Lock­hart 28. Too many times in the past few weeks the girls have just come up short. This week, how­ever, ev­ery­thing clicked that they have been work­ing so hard on and the girls played an amaz­ing game of net­ball com­ing out on top 65-28. Brooke Wil­son was thrown into her first full game in shoot­ing for the year and teamed up

A se­ri­ous in­jury to Casey Quin­li­van held up play for 20 min­utes be­fore play re­sumed.

With one man down, as hard as the Cougars tried the War­riors scored three more tries. Full time score 32-16. Game day awards: Blush Body - Emily Gard­ner; Sport­spower - Chrys­tal Bate­man; Lazy Sam’s - Re­becca Johns; Old Boys Play­ers Player - Casey Quin­li­van; Ricky D’s Pizza - Braith Mur­phy; Nancy’s House of Trends - Nick Lo­mano; IGA - Ant Mur­phy.

The club is very ap­pre­cia­tive of the con­tin­ued sup­port of all the game day spon­sors.

Next week the Cougars travel back to Sar­vaas Park to take on the CSU Mud Dogs.

The fol­low­ing week, July 8, the club is host­ing Wodonga Storm on Satur­day night. with Rosie Dye. The duo put on an ab­so­lute per­for­mance for the spec­ta­tors. Court­ney McDon­ald yet again was a stand­out in de­fence, get­ting an abun­dance of in­ter­cepts all game.

Border Nat­u­ral Ther­a­pies - Brooke Wil­son; Es­sen­tial Beauty - Rosie Dye; Player’s Player Mug - Court­ney McDon­ald.

B Grade

CDHBU 52 de­feated Lock­hart 37. With a new mix of girls in the team this week due to in­juries you would have never guessed this was the first time a lot of them had played to­gether. Switched on from the get-go the girls came out de­ter­mined and fin­ished the game strong, win­ning 52-37. Rachel Han­ra­han turned it on in the goals, shoot­ing in­cred­i­bly and con­trol­ling the play into the ring with ease. Brooke Mor­ris also had an­other bril­liant game hav­ing con­verted from goals into de­fence a few weeks ago, mul­ti­ple in­ter­cepts and touches had her block­ing out her player from the game. Awards: Meat on the Mur­ray - Rachel Han­ra­han; Ebella Mas­sage - Brooke Mor­ris; Player’s Player Mug - Rachel Han­ra­han.

C Grade

CDHBU 35 de­feated Lock­hart 28. The girls had a great game. Thanks to Karina Collins and Laura Dun­can for play­ing. The play down the court felt great and was topped off by Lana who was mov­ing and shoot­ing great. Awards: New­mar­ket Ho­tel - Karina Collins; Health Cul­ture - Phoebe Ov­erend; Player’s Player Mug - Lana Rhodes.

C Re­serve

CDHBU 42 de­feated Lock­hart 22. The girls all played a great game de­spite miss­ing some of the team’s key play­ers. Thanks to the 14s and 16s girls who stepped up to play an awe­some game. Te­gan and Ella dom­i­nated the mid court. Awards: Corowa Golf Club - Ella Harvie; Blush Skin and Body - Anna Dye; Player’s Player Mug - Court­ney Aitken.

Un­der 16

CDHBU 24 de­feated by Lock­hart 48. A tough game against one of the top sides. Lily Han­ra­han dom­i­nated the mid court, cre­at­ing many turn overs. Laura Dun­can showed ex­cel­lent de­fen­sive pres­sure all game. Amy Fer­gu­son talked and con­tin­u­ously re-of­fered into the at­tack end. Awards: Ori­gin Cloth­ing - Laura Dun­can; Boyer Au­to­mo­tive - Amy Fer­gu­son; CDHBU Ladies Com­mit­tee - Lily Han­ra­han.

Un­der 14

CDHBU 30 de­feated by Lock­hart 37. What a fan­tas­tic ef­fort – the girls didn’t come away with a win but we gave it ev­ery­thing they had. De­fen­sive pres­sure is the team’s strong point and it was ev­i­dent this week. Awards: Guy St Store - Molly Raggett; Sport­spower - Ella Harvie; CDHBU Ladies Com­mit­tee - Ais­lin James.

Un­der 12

CDHBU 25 de­feated Lock­hart 24. The girls played an ex­cel­lent game. A very strong first quar­ter. Mickey, Tayah and Is­abel all shot well while the de­fen­sive pres­sure was ex­cel­lent by Lara and Hol­liegh. Ava and Ash played a strong game through the mid court. Awards: Lewis Fenc­ing - Ava Phibbs; Corowa Travel Link - Is­abel Bush; CDHBU Ladies Com­mit­tee: Tayah Wynne.

Un­der 10

CDHBU 18 de­feated Lock­hart 3. The girls all played a strong game com­ing up with a win. The girls are play­ing well to­gether and im­prov­ing ev­ery week. Well done girls Awards: Lewis Fenc­ing - Tamir Richard­son; CDHBU Ladies Com­mit­tee - Remy Long­mire; Corowa RSL Kids Meal - Jade Lewis.

Casey Quin­li­van pic­tured be­fore be­ing se­ri­ously in­jured.

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