Cougars fall short in final bout

August 16, 2017

On a beautiful Sunday out at the Cougars ground the finals of the Murray Cup were played.

The Cougar ladies were first up playing the NE Knights.

As expected from results of the past three matches between these teams, it was going to be close.

It took just seven minutes for the team to put Emily over under the posts which she duly converted.

Knights replied just four minutes later.

With just two minutes of the first half, young Laura O’Shannesy gets over the line, once again from a whole team contributing.

Half time 10-4 to Cougars.

It took 12 minutes of see-sawing tag from both teams before the Knights scored out wide and with a magnificent kick from the sideline the scores were level.

With only four minutes left the Knights scored again to take the game 14-10.

A great credit to the Cougar ladies team for a great amount of improvement from the start of the year when they majority of the ladies hadn’t ever picked up a ball.

In the men’s game the Cougars took on the CSU Mud Dogs.

It took just two minutes for the Mud Dogs to score a try, as they might the Cougars were caught flat footed twice before half time where the score was 16-0 against.

There must have been some soul searching at half time because there was a different attitude from the Cougars.

Although it took 17 minutes before the hard work from the team got Aaron Murphy over out wide.

Both teams were showing signs of a warm day, but the Cougars got over again courtesy of Jack Synnot with only three minutes to go.

Final score - 16-8 against the Cougars.

Our games may be over for this year but on August 27 the club’s best and fairest count and presentation day is being held.

The club is very appreciative of the great support from the community and especially Corowa Home Improvement, Corowa Dry Cleaners, Billy’s Custom Spraying as major sponsors and Cofield Plumbing, Hume Bank and Corowa Supa IGA as minor sponsors.

The club also acknowledges the Federation Council’s parks and garden staff for the continued maintenance of the best ground and facilities in the league.

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