Holman's four tries leads Magpies to massive win over Bears

FOUR TIMES THE CHARM: Cowra five-eighth Tim Holman scored four tries in the Magpies' 68-14 routing of Blayney on Sunday. Photo: PETE GUTHRIE.

FOUR TIMES THE CHARM: Cowra five-eighth Tim Holman scored four tries in the Magpies' 68-14 routing of Blayney on Sunday. Photo: PETE GUTHRIE.

COWRA went on a try-scoring rampage on Sunday at Sid Kallis Oval on its way to a massive 68-14 Group 10 premier league win. 

Hosting the Blayney Bears, Cowra was ruthless in attack running in an incredible 13 tries to three. 

Cowra five-eighth Tim Holman crossed four times, twice in each half to inspire his side to the win.

Blayney took the lead in the opening minutes after Tom Leahry found the Cowra defence lagging, putting centre Kurt Beahan in under the posts.

The first error of many for the Bears off the restart meant Cowra levelled things up when Tim Holman crashed over in the corner. Ill discipline cost Blayney as Will Ingram, Toby Nobes and Aiden Craig all crossed for Cowra in a matter of minutes.

Blayney couldn’t manage to put together a set of six.

Once again KJ Wood was causing trouble down the left edge, this time assisting Ben Gunn to cross next to the post.

Things were going from bad to worse for Blayney with the restart going out on the full. 

Cowra continued to heap pressure on the Bears late in the first half, scoring several repeat sets, allowing Holman to grab his second.

Blayney hit back through Leigh Monaghan to reduce the deficit to 28-8 at half-time.

The second half became a riot for Cowra as it continued to pile on points.

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A demoralised Blayney outfit handed possession over repeatedly in the search for something spectacular in attack.

Two more tries to Holman kept Cowra on target for a big win, and Conor Brebner, Ron Lawrence and Jeremy Gordon all grabbed four pointers as well.

In a match were Cowra weren’t particularly challenged coach Steve Sutton said the main thing was that they came away uninjured.

“To be honest they didn’t want to be there, it became pretty obvious when they were chipping and chasing in the second half,” he said.

“There’s not a whole lot we can take out of the game except the fact we came away uninjured and we’re ready to go next week.”

With St Pats defeating Orange CYMS 32-10 Cowra are left sharing second position at the end of the regular season. 

Mudgee Dragons however have the better points difference meaning the Magpies will head to Mudgee this weekend for the minor semi-final with St Pat’s having a week off.

COWRA MAGPIES 68 (Tim Holman 4, Jeremy Gordon 2, Aiden Craig 2, Will Ingram, Ben Gunn, Toby Nobes, Conor Brebner, Ronald Lawrence tries; Gordon 6, McClintock and Whitton goals) def BLAYNEY BEARS 14 (Kurt Beahan, Leigh Monaghan and Alex Hanrahan tries; Lochie Hobby goal).

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