Cobram drops back-to-back games

By Cobram Courier

Cobram has dropped back-to-back games for the first time this Murray Football League season, suffering a 14-goal defeat on the road to Congupna.

It was an even contest in the first term, but it was all downhill from there for the Tigers with The Road kicking 21 goals in the final three quarters to run out convincing winners.

Cobram coach Josh Noonan put the heavy loss down to a bad day at the office against an opponent keen to cause an upset.

Despite it being the Tigers’ biggest defeat of the season, Noonan picked out positives in the side’s young guns.

‘‘It fell apart for us in the second quarter, we just weren’t on it,’’ he said.

‘‘Credit to Congupna, they were better than us in the one on ones, all the 50-50s — it was just one of those days.

‘‘The youngsters were the highlight, Jack Cassidy and Luca Allen battled as well as Nick Dore.

‘‘They were a good example for some of the older players.’’

Cobram takes on Congupna again in just three games time, but first the Tigers will look to return to the winner’s circle at home to bottom-placed Moama this weekend.

Noonan believed not too much needed to change to set things straight for the Tigers.

‘‘Moama will be competitive,’’ he said.

‘‘We need to trust our game style, do the little things and basics well, it’s not all doom and gloom.

‘‘Fingers crossed we could have roughly four senior players back but we will have to wait and see.’’