GREAT MATCH: The Condamine Cods go head to head with the Dalby Wheatmen A Grade.
GREAT MATCH: The Condamine Cods go head to head with the Dalby Wheatmen A Grade. Brooke Duncan

Cods cut down Wheatmen at annual ladies day

Rugby Union: The Condamine Cods A Grade have cut down the Wheatmen in a tightly contested match.

The battle was fought on home soil in front of quite the crowd as the club hosted it's annual ladies day.

Cods coach Ben Taylor said it was a really good game and, as expected, a 'very physical affair'.

""The scoreline was actually 15-all with a minute to go and we scored pretty well on the bell to win the game so it was quite exciting,” Taylor said.

The Final score was 20-15, with three tries to two plus a conversion and a penalty.

The Cods try-scorers started with James Guest, followed by Sonny Power, before the try on the bell to seal the game by Sam Warby.

"We probably were the better side and we firmly deserve to win,” Taylor said.

"Some really good forward play through pick and drive, and driving mauls, and good line-out, good scrum, just laid a really good platform to complement the backs, the backs complemented the forwards.”

For Taylor it was a great results, especially coming off the back of a couple of disappointing performances.

"We needed the victory, a bit of a morale-boosting victory, and we got ourselves back on track, and the boys worked really hard on things at training in regards to attitude, and enthusiasm, and they certainly displayed that, so I was really pleased as coach with their commitment to the game,,” he said.

"They played a really smart game of footy, that's definitely the highlight of the day, just a really smart game of footy, and controlled the ball both in the forwards and the backs, and we ended up hanging on to probably a lot more possession than Dalby through that controlled game.

"Then it just allowed us to build pressure right to the very end of the game and to convert the territory and pressure into points.”

Despite the A Grade excellence it wasn't a perfect day for the Cods with the B Grade falling to the Wheatmen. Nonetheless the Chinchilla C Grade won through.

Taylor said there's certainly a rivalry between the two sides.

"To be honest it has been a few years since we've beaten Dalby, Dalby have been a very, very successful side over the last four years, winning two premierships and they've certainly had the wood on us,.

"They're very much one of our favourite sides to play, they're a good country club, always a very physical encounter, it was a really good game of footy.”

The Cods are now sitting in fourth place on the ladder in what's proving to be a hotly contested competition.


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