The Narrabri Blues scored three tries in the last eight minutes tfor an extraordinary 38-34 home win over the Werris Creek Magpies.
Brenton Cochrane scored the match-winning try with 90 seconds left on the clock
The Blues led 24-14 at halftime at Collins Park, but were unable to control the ball early in the second half as the Magpies replied strongly and led 36-24.
“It was nerve-racking,” Narrabri coach Wayne Saunders admitted after the game.
“But we came away with a pretty good win in the end.”
He said the lack of ball control cost his side dearly in the second half.
But he was delighted with the courage and spirit his charges displayed to fight back after trailing by 12 points.
Cochrane, little hooker Damien Gleeson and prop Daniel Jobson were outstanding for the Blues.
“Brenton was outstanding. [He] scored four or five tries,” Saunders said, adding: “He’s getting back to his best, which is pleasing for us, but not so pleasing for other sides,” Saunders said.
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