Full On Constructions and Rhythm Snow Sports Under 6's
South East Embroidery Under 7's
The South East Embroidery Under 7 Colts struggled to contain a far more committed West Belconnen side. Despite some promising signs the young Colts just could not organise their defence to foil West Belconnen, who were slippery and determined in attack. The young Colts galloped in three tries through some slick running from Tyrell Bartlett, Hunter Caldwell and Charlie Perea and Dempsey Woolf was able to slot through the extras on one occasion. In defence Jack Dunn was the stand out and was well supported by Archie Blyton, Khian Flanagan, and Charlie Payne. Jett Kelly made some darting runs in attack and Connor Nelson ducked and weaved his way through the opposition attempting to reach the try line. Eventually Cooma went down 32 - 16 in an underdone performance but with hope of redemption next Sunday at the Cooma Showgrounds it is sure to be a great test.
Snowy River Painting Under 8's
The Snowy River Painting under 8's travelled away to Gordon this week to take on the South Tuggeranong Knights. Cooma took to the field one player short against a much bigger Tuggeranong side but this didn't seem to phase them with Charlie Fleming and Ty Brazaulitis leading the way in defence. Josh Williams and Lachlan Sky showed some blistering pace with the ball but were unable to bust through the defence of Tuggeranong. Jacob Smith had another good game at dummy half and came close to scoring a couple of tries. This week's try scorers were Clayton Clarke with a double and Cameron Filtness. It was another good team effort by Cooma and were unlucky not to come away with the win final score 26-14.
Cooma Snowy River Painting under 8's were also lucky enough this week to play an exhibition game against Moruya at the Raiders v Warriors game at GIO stadium.
Monaro Panel Beaters Under 9's
The Colts travelled to Kambah to take on the Tuggeranong Buffaloes. The game was tight and was played hard and fast. The Colts looked well taking an early 12 - 0 lead. The Buffaloes fought back with a couple of smart tries to equal the points at half time. The Colts took to the field in the second half again scoring the first points with the Buffaloes again fighting back to equalise yet again. The Colts came home with the winning try and conversion to win 30 - 22. The stand out players were Jack McPherson 3 points for his excellent tackling, Justin McDonald 2 points and Maison Turner 1 point. The medal went to Toby Inskip. Tries and goals scorers were Louie Mould 2 tries, Cooper Inskip 2 tries, Jordi Williams 1 try with goals to Justin McDonald Jack McPherson and Azak Morgan. The winning game was a good send off for Coach Pete Mould who heads off on his trip across the US. Hopefully the boys can continue their winning streak without him.
Sportspower Cooma Colts
The under 10s travelled to West Belconnen short several players due to illness and other commitments, which gave most players more game time than usual and they fought hard right to the end, eventually going down 20-12 after a solid effort. Talon Kelly and Kristian Zusak again provided several long runs, Kristian scoring a try and Talon also kicking a goal. Adam Constance was a standout in the first half, showing us great determination in both attack and defence. James Bannon and Lachlan Hemphill again tackled themselves to a standstill. Cody Clarke also stood out with his attack through the middle. Sam Williams and Tirone Morgan also kept things in check a little wider from the ruck, running and tackling with plenty of vigour. Jonah Perea and Doron Morgan worked well on the right edge, make good metres also. Shawn Ingham and Alex Aitkenhead came on in the second half and showed great determination and speed in their running. Barrett Bannon again worked well out of dummy half. 3pts James 2pts Adam 1pt Talon. Players of the Week Cody and Adam. Medal went to Kristian.
Highland Ground Spreading
The Highland Ground Spreading under 11's were on the road this weekend to play the Valley Dragons at Gowrie.
The coach had the boys in fine form and ready for a hard game, and a hard game they got with the Valley Dragons coming out with all engines in over drive. But the Colt's didn't hold back with their defence, as defence was all the Colt's had as every time the Valley Dragons had the ball they were very impressive. Once again the score did not reflect the effort and sheer guts that the Colts demonstrated which was reflected by Coach Paul Dyball's summary of the game.
Final score was Valley Dragons 38, Cooma Colts 6
Medal went to William Lehrmann, 1 Point Lachlan McGufficke, 2 Points Cambell Wenbam, 3 Points James Dyball
Mainstreet Under 12's
The Mainstreet U12 Colts travelled to Canberra and took on second place Woden Valley Rams. Cooma started slow with some silly mistakes in the opposition half putting them under pressure but they defended well and held the opposition out for several sets but finally let the attacking team through to score.
In the first half Cooma were deprived of the ball and did it tough but all players dug in deep and went to half time 16 to 0 down.
The second half started and it got quite physical and this seemed to switch the boys on with some hard hitting from Noah, Colin and Josh, also some great defence from, Will, Jason, James and Jake. Cooma got the ball and started to pass around with Tyler, Nic and Jayden started to find some holes. Other players to have good games were Ethan, Russ, Bryson, Tyrone, Aramis and Alec Miners had good games in both attack and defence.
In the end Cooma were beaten by 30 points to 0, but all played well against a very good side and should hold their heads high. Next week is our last home game of the year so hope to see everyone at the Cooma Showground.
Franks Butchery and Inspirations Paint Under 13's
Franks Butchery and Inspirations Paints Under 13 Cooma Colts travelled to take on the competition leaders the Queanbeyan Blues in Queanbeyan on Sunday. Queanbeyan came out strong and posted some early tries but the Cooma defence rallied and stemmed the flow with some great cover defence. With strong runs from all the forwards, led by Jesse Williams, Archie Allen and David Constance, they held their own through the good majority of the first half. Only a couple of lucky tries made it 22 nil at half time. With a great leading role from Remy Oldry and direction from Darnell Bartlett, the boys put it to them in the second half. Some great lead up work from Archie "Inglis" Allen saw him barge over the try line. A few more lucky tries for Queanbeyan blew the score out to 44 to 4 at full time. The score was not a true reflection of the game and the Queanbeyan Blues were full of admiration for how hard the boys played. Merit Award went to Remy Oldry for his team leadership, and the Team Medal went to Jesse Williams for an awesome performance.
Dodd's Hotel Under 15's
The game started strong with Cooma needing to defend the try line, and defend they did. Their tackles and communication were able to hold off Queanbeyan from scoring in the first half. Due to a slippery ball both teams were finding it hard to hold on to the ball in play and both sides dropped the ball throughout the game. Hats off to the two halves Jake Hedger and Charlie Allen, with some great communication on the left and right these boys were able to help set up some fantastic plays. The wingers had some hard tackles and especially Kane Furner had some exceptional tackles. Cooma's first try went to Jake Hedger and what an awesome side step he was able to break and push through over the line. A successful conversion from Alex Rostein who beautifully kicked from the side brining the score to 6-0. At half time the boys listened to some great advice and encouragement from the coach and headed back on the field with determination. A little bit of fatigue from our boys allowed Queanbeyan to try under the post, converting the try they evened the game 6-6. Carson Barrett showed his strength and was able to tackle tackle tackle.
The forwards showed no mercy and pushed through when they could, great runs to Alex Swan, Joel Saville and Bill Zammitt. Fast on their feet Jamie Rodgers and Matthew Chelan and Alex Rostein made good ground and were backed up beautifully by everyone. Without a lack of defence, Queanbeyan snuck in another try on the side, unable to convert the score stayed at 10-6. Cooma came so close to scoring many times in the last five minutes with the whole team putting in 100 per cent but was unable to cross that line, bringing the final score to 10 - 6 Queanbeyans way.
What a fantastic game for the boys to play and most of all an awesome game for the spectators to watch. Carson Barrett took home the Medal.
Thank you to Bill Zammit and Lachlan Jones for travelling and playing a great game of footy.