The Trangie Tigers held on to beat the Coolah Roos for the first time at Coolah 25-24 last Saturday.
The Tigers got off to a great start when after five minutes Trangie fullback Justin Stanbrook toed a Coolah dropped ball from inside the Tigers’ quarter several times before regaining just before the tryline to score.
Unfortunately for Justin the Trangie fullback was dived on by several Coolah players resulting in a broken collarbone.
Justin will most likely be out for the rest of the season; he will be a big loss to the Tigers.
His team mates and the club wish him a speedy and full recovery.
Coolah levelled the score with a converted try. The Tigers’ second try was set up by five-eighth Tom Baker.
Tom made a long run down the sideline before lobbing a pass inside to halfback Will Leader to score under the goal posts.
The Tigers’ forwards were dominating their opponents with props Al Hattersley and Niall Lewis leading the charge.
The Tigers’ third try was scored by breakaway Matt Davis who dived on the ball after it shot out of the side of the Coolah scrum close to the Coolah try-line.
Richard Flinn kicked two penalty goals to have what seemed a comfortable lead for the Tigers early in the second half 25-7.
The Coolah Roos rallied and scored three tries to bring them to a point off the Trangie team.
Only outstanding defence typified by Scott Quigley and Alister McCutcheon allowed the Tigers to scrape home with a one-point win.
The Tigers have a bye this weekend before playing the competition leader, the Wellington Redbacks, in the last competition home game at Trangie on Saturday August 18.