Sam Sutton stood out of CSU in its win over Cootamundra on Saturday.CSU continued its winning start to first division but the victory over Cootamundra was anything but easy.
Reddies are well on top of the second tier competition but thewooden spoon favourites pushed the Reddies early and it wasn’t until the last twenty minutes did the Wagga club push the scoreline out to 59-12.
“The score was not a real picture of the game,” CSU coach Paul Spain said.
“It was 19-12 and Cootamundra were incredibly committed.
“They had a couple of players that had to play two games and that was a big difference.
“When they really started to tire that’s when we got on top.”
The Reddies piled on 40 points in the second half butSpain didn’t think his team was as committed as the Tri-Colours.
Despite having early opportunities to score, Reddies couldn’t and it was their rivals that converted their chances to take the early lead.
Spain is still looking for improvement from the team.
“We just have to stop the starts that were are having,” Spain said.
“We struggled early on to gain any ascendancy or momentum in the match and we were trying to capitalise on opportunities that weren’t there.”
Despite having two front runners missing the Reddies’s scrum stood up well with Sam Sutton stepping up in the absence of the suspended Brad Crawford and Moses Waqa.
Spain is looking for an improved start against Temora on Saturday as the team builds towards the finals.
CSU 59 (M Fealy 2, R Prior 2, C McMahon, D Smart, C Donaghue, H McMahon, J Busby tries; A Duttons 6, P Hood cons) d COOTAMUNDRA 12
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