Bundaberg Turtle Jessy Tass takes it to Wests Barbarians Josh Ely and John Daniel.
Bundaberg Turtle Jessy Tass takes it to Wests Barbarians Josh Ely and John Daniel. Gary Hutchison

Coach Cook finds winning recipe

IT HAS taken a while to gain momentum, but in a burly show of form the Isis Crushers steam-rolled Alloway Falcons in a 17-10 victory.

After two disappointing losses in the opening weeks of the All-Safe Spring Cup competition, Crushers coach Wayne Cook said his young team had found their feet.

“There's not a player on our back line over the age of 19, so we were always going to have a few teething problems,” he said.

Breakaway Tim Marshall crashed through for the winning try, using a trademark step to open a gap between the Falcons defensive line with 15 minutes to go.

With the chips stacked high against them, Alloway hit back in the final minutes of the game with some strong attacking surges but were kept at bay by the hard-working Crushers forward pack.

Cook said the benefits of some intensive recent training sessions soon became evident in the Friday night encounter.

“We've got a pretty new team with some green players so it was always going to take time to work together as a team and work out combinations and playing structures,” he said.

“They're starting to figure it out, they're cleaning up around the breaks and they're getting in there and working with one-another.”



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