Above: Narrabri Blues first grade five-eight Isaiah Adams dives over for his second try of the game on Sunday in Narrabri’s 39-38 win against Kootingal.
The Narrabri Blues first grade side provided one of the most thrilling Group Four Rugby League matches in recent memory on Sunday, defeating the Kootingal-Moonbi Roosters 39-38 in a golden point classic at Collins Park.
Narrabri overcame a 28-16 half time deficit to level the scores at 38-all at the end of regulation time.
After sloppy mistakes by both teams in golden point the Blues capitalised.
Narrabri’s fullback Josh Trindall stepped up to the plate and slotted home the match-winning field goal sending the Blues’ fans into a frenzy.
Trindall celebrated as the ball left his boot knowing full well how sweetly he struck it.
In other first grade matches the Boggabri Kangaroos were defeated by the Gunnedah Bulldogs 26-22, and the Werris Creek Magpies came from behind to defeat the Dungowan Cowboys 44-26.
Narrabri’s first grade team started its round six clash in style scoring in the opening six minutes.
Isaiah Adams delivered a terrific short ball finding Jock Small who barnstormed through a wide open hole in the Roosters’ defence.
The kick was converted to give Narrabri a 6-nil lead.
Kootingal would strike back immediately exploiting an overlap on Narrabri’s left edge.
The Roosters missed the conversion attempt, keeping the score at 6-4.
Narrabri hit right back and extended its lead to 12-4 after Kootingal dropped the ball in its own half.
The Blues took three tackles before exploiting an overlap on the short side.
Narrabri’s other second rower Jess O’Neil scored his team’s second try to give Narrabri an eight-point lead early in the match.
It took more than 15 minutes before the home side would cross the tryline for its third four-pointer.