Comets’ vic­tory on home soil

Western Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Charleville Comets have come away vic­to­ri­ous from last week­end’s match against Cun­na­mulla.

The two ri­vals met in Charleville for a tough game of foot­ball.

The Comets looked to be head­ing for a com­fort­able win in front of the home crowd be­fore a late comeback set up a close fin­ish.

The Comets held on for a 40-34 win.

Coach Harry Aitken said he was pleased with his more ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers.

“The for­wards did re­ally well in giv­ing us go-for­ward in the mid­dle,” Aitken said.

“It set up our backs, who are all very young.

“Most of them are about 18, so the for­wards gave them good go-for­ward and al­lowed the backs to use their speed.”

The Comets have two weeks off be­fore play­ing the re­turn match at Cun­na­mulla.

Aitken said his side still had plenty to work on at train­ing.

“Over the next two weeks we will work on fit­ness and goal-line de­fence,” Aitken said.

“I would’ve liked their score to be a lit­tle less, be­cause we did let in late tries.”

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