Cobram Roar was back at home after a month on the road, desperate to get back on the winner’s list after two consecutive losses.
The fourth-placed Roar took on fifth-placed Boomers FC in a must-win match for the Cobram side if it hoped to keep in touch with the top two sides.
A mini injury crisis forced some changes, as Nathan Thomas, Bill Puckett and Glenn Feldtmann were all sidelined, allowing youngsters Kyran Attana and Josh Koopman a chance to shine on the big stage.
Cobram couldn’t have asked for a worse start, firstly conceding a penalty that was well taken, then a very sloppy second goal. This all happened in the first six minutes to see the Roar go down 2-0 before they had even raised a sweat.
Cobram worked its way back into it with a little bit of luck as a Ray Diramacca corner was dangerously whipped in and headed home off a Boomers defender to give Cobram some belief that a comeback was possible.
Just before half-time it was all square as Tyler Seabrook pounced on a loose back in the box to give the Cobram boys some momentum going into the half-time break.
After the break Cobram looked the more dominant team and pushed forward in numbers.
After five minutes it was in the lead when Marc Startari pounced on a loose ball to finish from close range.
Cobram was well on top as Boomers ran out of steam, so Roar pushed for the killer blow and found it as another scramble resulted in a Lee Tweedie header from close range to finish off the match.
Cobram held tight for the rest of the match and was happy with the character shown to come back from two goals down.
This week is another very tough match at home as Cobram takes on Melrose FC.
Result: Cobram Roar defeated Boomers FC 4-2
Goals: T. Seabrook, M. Startari, L. Tweedie, own goal
The reserves side continued its great run of form with a massive 7-0 win.
Shaun Willis scored a hat-trick in the first 15 minutes to set up the win, which puts Cobram only three points behind ladder-leader Albury United.
Score: Cobram Roar d Boomers FC 7-0. Goals: S. Willis 3, M. Startari 2, J. Grillo, J. Kneebone