Blues win a tryfest

Cochrane seals victory with 90 seconds to go

Brenton Cochrane started for the Blues, scoring four tries including the winner. Cochrane also picked up three Group Four best and fairest points in his side’s 40-36 victory at Collins Park against Werris Creek.

The Narrabri rugby league side is back in the winner’s circle after a hard-fought 40-36 win over Werris Creek at Collins Park on Sunday.

The Blues eight tries to six in the thrilling win, with Brenton Cochrane crossing for four off them, including the winner with just two minutes of the game remaining.

Coach Wayne Saunders was full of praise for his team and especially Cochrane, who has been playing under great stress with his ankle.

"He had a whale of a game; his ankle is getting better and as a player so is he, Daniel Jobson, Josh Trindall and Damon Gleeson played well and gave Cochrane the backup when needed," Saunders said.

Saunders said that he thought the team was lacking a bit in the fitness department and in controlling the ball.

“We seem to get out in front by half time and then let the other team make a comeback but then again I have not been able to put the same team in the same position this season yet due to injuries and work commitments.

“I’m hoping that as the season progresses we will have a more consistent structure as the competition is very strong this year.

“They didn’t give up, they hung in there and hung in there and finally got over the line.”

Brady Jenkins also crossed twice and Normie Lawler and Blake Hilderson once each.

Hilderson and Josh Trindall kicked two goals each.

Cochrane got the three best-and-fairest points and Jenkins got one.