Colts finish on a high

Full On Constructions and Rhythm Snow Sports Under 6's

The under 6 Colts made the big trip to West Belconnen with mother nature putting on a cold, wet, miserable day to see the players off for their final game of the season. West Belconnen were first to put points on the board after managing to break a strong Colts defensive line with tough defence from Othon Morgan, Ikani Smith, Mitchell Fletcher and Kyte Lee. But once again, Othon Morgan was quick to respond back for the Colts. Some good runs from Jack Walker, Aiden Dixon, Lachlan Bryan, Archie Kaufline and Rhylee Rosenbaum-Robinson tested the West Belconnen defensive line and were able to push them into their end of the field. Mitchell Fletcher showed maturity well above his years by drawing the defence and offloading to Othon Morgan who was quick to support and score two incredible tries. It was try for try throughout the match with Othon Morgan reigning terror on the West Belconnen defence to score a total of four tries. The Colts finished the season with a draw 16 each way, which was a good result for all players. The Colts travel to Queanbeyan this Saturday to compete in the Queanbeyan carnival before hanging up the boots for the year. The medal winner this week was Mitchell Fletcher.

South East Embroidery Under 7's

The South East Embroidery Under 7 Colts were more like ducks than Colts when they braved the wet and wild conditions in Canberra over the weekend. Facing off for the first time against the Woden/Weston Rams the Colts dodged and weaved, slipped and slid their way to a convincing 38 - 4 demolition of the Rams who had no answer for the Colts skill and determination. Brutal in defence were Khian Flanagan and Charlie Perea who fleeced the poor Rams leaving them feeling like they'd been shorn by an apprentice. Supporting them in defence were Charlie Payne, Archie Blyton, Dempsey Woolf, Jack Dunn and Hunter Caldwell who helped to make the Colts tryline near impenetrable. With tough defence setting the platform for attack, some classic tries were scored by Tyrell Bartlett, Jett Kelly, and Connor Nelson. Charlie Perea showed more dazzle than a disco ball as he crossed the line three times. Bringing the official season to a close in fine fashion the Colts can now look forward to next year with the try scoring action, bone jarring tackles and hilarious cliches on hold till 2015.

Sportspower Cooma Colts Under 10's

The last game of the regular season saw the under 10s travel to North Canberra to take on the Bears. It was a tough and tense first half with both teams defending stoutly, until Flynn Palmer snuck over from dummy half and Jonah Perea converted, giving Cooma a 6-0 halftime lead. Jonah also made some good long runs and battling through a couple of injuries. Shawn Ingham certainly stepped up to the plate with great defence and long surging runs. Same for Jake Maddrell who was very unlucky to be held up over the line. Lachlan Hemphill and James Bannon organised the runners well, and as always defended strongly. Tirone Morgan and Aron Umback ran strongly as always and came up with some important tackles. Barrett Bannon and Doron Morgan were very busy all game, running strongly and helping out with a lot of defence, while Sam Williams also improves each week, weaving his way through the defensive line and kicked a goal. Adam Constance came on in the second half and certainly added some flair, proving a handful for the defence. Talon Kelly, Kristian Zusak and Kayla Fleming also came on and added their usual long runs, with Talon and Kristian scoring a try each. Marcus Riley gave us some good confident runs and was busy in defence. Flynn Palmer raced over for his second try giving us the final score of 20-6. A good solid effort leading into the semi-finals. 3pts Shawn. 2pts Flynn. 1pt Jonah. Players of the Week Sam and Flynn.

Highland Ground Spreading under 11's

The Highland Ground Spreading under 11's were on the road this weekend to play South Tuggeranong U11 Blues on a wet and cold Sunday in Gordon. The players were shivering in their boots from the icy weather Canberra had presented, but right from the kick off they were red hot and nothing could stop the Cooma Colts from scoring in the corner with Travis Kelly going over and Clinton Filtness converted the goal. The Tuggeranong Blues hit back within minutes with a try and conversion to make it 6 all. But that didn't stop the Colts with Lachlan McGufficke scoring and Colby McDonald converting the goal. Then just before half time the Blues went over and scored a try with a conversion to follow, making the half time score 2 all. The Coach Paul Dyball stepped up the Colts attack with once again an awesome half time motivating speech, he found the Colts fifth gear and sent them back to battle and the boys did not let the coach down with great defence from Daniel Watts, Darcy Clark and William Lehrmann. Their attack was just as outstanding from Arthur Bottom, Hudson Laird and Cambell Wenbam.

The try scorers where Jesse Eljuga two try's in the second half and one goal conversion. James Dyball scored in the corner with a great run, he also converted a goal. Clinton Filtness was delivers the ball and he ran through the defence to score over the line. Our goal conversations were from Ronan Bradley and Jayden Donald. The final score was Cooma 34 Tuggeranong Blues 30. The medal went to Jayden Donald, 1 Point to Cambell Wenbam 2 Points to Darcy Clark 3 Points to Travis Kelly.

Mainstreet Under 12's

The Main Street Under 12's Colts travelled to Goulburn and took on the competition heavy weights. It was a cold, wet and raining very heavy when Cooma started the game. Cooma started slow and with errors in our game early this put the opposition in good field position.

The opposition dominated and ran in several quick tries with Cooma on the back foot for a while. Most boys were extremely cold and some rough tackling started to hurt Cooma but all boys had a good dig in terrible conditions but were simply out muscled by this big well drilled team. All players who played in last game of the season were Will Cahill, Alec Miners, Bryson Clarke, Russell Haylock, Jake Galvin, Tyler Rees, Nic Zusak, Colin Kingston, James McGufficke, Jason Kelly, Josh Sharkey, Tyrone Mason and Noah Saddler. Final Score Goulburn 50 Cooma 0. I would like to thank our sponsors for the season, also my League safe officers Jason Conley and Butch Kingston, first aid Mark McGufficke and manager Tabitha Williams and also other Mums and Dads who helped with the stats or running the line.

I would also like to thank the families who washed jumpers after the games (a very big help) also to all others who helped with fund raising and anything else we had done throughout the year.

Franks Butchery and Inspirations Paint Under 13's

The Franks Butchery and Inspirations Paint Under 13 Cooma Colts travelled to Goulburn to take on the Goulburn Stockmen on a very wet, cold and rainy winters Sunday. Things did not start well with Goulburn scoring a couple of tries with all the possession in the first few minutes of the game. Strong defence from Sean Dixon and Archie "Burgess" Allen allowed Cooma to put some pressure on, and Jesse Williams crashed over for a try from the scrum base. But Goulburn soon had the ascendency with all the possession and scoring four more tries in the first half. Cooma struggled down a player through an injury to Sean which meant that the whole side had to stand up. Jesse Williams scored another try and although the boys played with a lot of heart, they were unable to stop Goulburn running away with the game 52-8. The team tried their hardest with great defence from Damo Fanning, Jayden Ryan and some sharp catching from Robert Miners. A medal winning performance from Jayden Miners who was a great shining light on an otherwise dreary day.

Snowy Plains Merino Stud Under 14's

Snowy Plains Merino Stud under 14's travelled to Woden on Sunday to play the top team Woden Rams. The conditions were cold, wet and miserable, but the boys put their game boots on and took the field for the last game. Woden seemed to score what seem like try after try, but the boys still played with determination. The boys lost the game 50 points to 0 points. Coach Richard Inskip would like to thank the boys of the under 14's for keeping their heads up and turning up game after game even though they didn't win a game all season, the commitment from most boys was a show of their love of the game. Thank you also to Gina McConkey for tapping up and looking after the boys, also Terry McConkey for keeping score and his encouragement to the boys from the bench, and Darryl Reid for running the water. Thanks also to the boys that have helped out the team throughout the year when the team has been short, Remy Oldrey, James Hayden, Joel Saville, Matthew Chelin, Jesse Williams and Jimmy Harding. And lastly a "big" thank you to the teams sponsor "Snowy Plains Merino Stud'. Richard hopes to see all the boys again for the 2015 season.

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