Bullpups' close call against Cooma Colts

• Bullpup Wayde Aitken gets brought down by a Cooma Colt defender during Saturday's clash at Bemboka.

• Bullpup Wayde Aitken gets brought down by a Cooma Colt defender during Saturday's clash at Bemboka.

Cooma Colts 24 defeated

Pambula-Merimbula Bullpups 22

The Pambula-Merimbula Bullpups came heart-breakingly close to a win against the Cooma Colts on Saturday. 

Just two points separated the squads at full-time, but it went the Colts’ way at 24-22 in favour of the visitors. 

Early play appeared to favour the Colts, but the Bullpups remained valiant in defence. 

Play fluctuated end-to-end as both squads completed their sets or kicked early for a strong chase. 

Cooma opened up the scoring through a charging run from Joshua Steinke.

The visitors’ kicker Aaron Pidcock was on point for each of his efforts, kicking four from four. 

However, the Bullpups fought right back in to the match with tries to  Peter Dadd and Wayde Aitken. 

Unfortunately, it was a missed sideline conversion attempt from Blake Schafer that left the Bullpups with a two-point deficit. 

In the second half Pambula-Merimbula was a try behind their Cooma opponents, but started making strong plays on the ball. 

With slippery conditions as rain set in Cooma also began making some handling errors. 

The errors resulted in coughing up possession to the home side, especially when the Colts were on the attack. 

It was the Bullpups on a fight-back and scoring a double through Dane Casey to bring the game back within two points. 

As the clock wound down, both sides showed more desperate efforts for points, resulting in handling errors and handovers. 

Despite a significant second half turnaround and strong play from the Bullpups, they were unable to post the extra try before the final siren. 

The Colts took the win 24-22. 

Cooma Fillies 38 defeated

Pambula-Merimbula Hotdoggies 0

The Pambula-Merimbula Hotdoggies were valiant in defeat, but couldn’t stop a rampaging Cooma Fillies side on Saturday. 

The Fillies dominated the attack and ran away with the game 38-0 at Bemboka. 

The Hotdoggies made solid runs and had an admirable kicking game, but were unable to convert any points. 

Meanwhile, Cooma’s leading lady Maree Ingram was unstoppable. 

Ingram was throwing dummies and offloads all over the park.

It was a season best for Ingram to score a hat-trick of tries and kick five conversions. 

Meanwhile the Hotdoggies are always improving. 

Each game sees more metres and better combinations coming from the young side. 

The season is still young, don’t be surprised to see the Hotdoggies getting in the points soon. 

Despite, the loss the ‘Doggies were very upbeat about the game and played well. 

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