Bendemeer no match for Dungowan

DUNGOWAN Cowboys rode roughshod over the Bendemeer Mountain Men on a day where Werris Creek Magpies swooped on the Manilla Tigers and Boggy held off Walcha to climb the ladder.

Dungowan Cowboys kicked the Bendy boys off Bendemeer Oval with a dominant display.

“No comment,” a disappointed Bendy coach Jake Reid said.

“The turnaround in our performance from nearly beating Kooty last week to this week was 50 per cent. 

“I’m led to believe the score was 50-10. 

“They might need a change of coach too.”

He thought Rodney Rolls and Nathan Flynn, his two props, rolled the ball forward well while his two water boys might have been two of his best too, he joked.

Dungowan club president Bruce Henry said the Cowboys started poorly but picked up in the second half after leading 20-10 at the break.

“Tubby (coach Luke Taylor) had a yarn to them at half-time and reminded them about a few things,”  Henry said.

“The boys did pick up and played a lot better in the second half.”

Winger Dylan O’Brien was one of the best for the Cowboys and went looking for the  ball.

Todd Wilson , Mitch Brown and Ben Tongue also had strong games.

At Manilla, the Tigers made the Magpies earn their 44-32 win.

The Magpies started well but let Manilla back into the game in a match that ebbed and flowed.

In the the other game at Boggabri’s Jubilee Oval, a 16 -man Boggy held out the Walcha Roos 22-18 for its  third win of the season.

Walcha coach Peter Berry said his side just didn’t turn up while the hosts did.

Boggy scored first and led the whole way although the Roos were always in reach.

Two sin bins for swearing didn’t help the visitors’ cause, although they weren’t helping themselves either.

“We were just dropping off tackles and not completing sets,” Berry said.

“We kept turning the ball over.” 

“It was a different side to the one that played last week.” 

In a good sign for the Roos, centre Lachlan Brown is getting back to his best and halves Joey Latham and Troy Yarnold also played well.

Walcha scored a late try and was coming home but it was too late and Boggy will now swap places with Bendy on the table to take sixth.

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