The wheels had fallen off Cobar’s hopes before they met Wellington today. Their bus broke down at Narromine delaying the day’s football but once underway it was a day the Cowboys were celebrating.
In the first grade match two players were sent off Cobar’s Villame Vuki for kicking and Blaine Stanley for coming in ‘as the third man’ and creating trouble.
At that stage the Cowboys led 16-6 with Ken Everson, half Richard Peckham and winger Djani Tyson all crossing and after the controversy Chris Daley and Peckham made devastating runs to score to set up a 28-12 half time lead.
Tyson went over out wide after the break and for a while it looked the home side would turn on a big win but Cobar through Lasoro Turagadau and Jason Boney reduced the deficit and at 34-24 it was getting tight.
But Richard Peckham’s 3rd try followed by Trent Staggs and another brilliant Alister Beale effort turned the match away from the Roosters 50-24 with minutes left.
16 year old Lewis Stanley fresh from his leading his under 18 side to a 24-12 victory grabbed a double alongside his father Bill and in the end despite some flimsy defence Wellington were victors 62-36, they also secured victory 46-18 in reserve grade despite losing Joe Cochrane who was dismissed from the field for a high tackle.
‘’Today was very patchy and I am concerned about our defence’’ Cowboys coach Brian Johnson said ‘’ When we went ahead to seem to slacken off’’ he said.
‘’But all in all quite good’’
WELLINGTON 62 (Peckham 3, Tyson 2, L Stanley 2, Everson, Ireland, Beale, Staggs, Ireland tries. Beale 7 goals) df COBAR 36 ( Boney 2,Hayman, Neynald, Turagadau, McWhinney Neynland 6 goals)
Reserve Grade : Wellington 46 Cobar 18
Under 18: Wellington 24-