Cobden finds its golden touch in triumph over Noorat

IN FORM: Cobden's Brent Goonan made 47 against Noorat on Saturday. Picture: Morgan Hancock

IN FORM: Cobden's Brent Goonan made 47 against Noorat on Saturday. Picture: Morgan Hancock

COBDEN’S horror six-game winless streak has been sensationally snapped.

Johno Benallack’s men dismissed their batting woes to hold off in-form Noorat on Saturday, returning to the winners’ list after a near two-month absence.

Benallack paid homage to improved depth and credited it for the triumph.

“We’ve been in a bit of a slump for the last fair while, so it’s good to get a win for the morale around the team,” he said.

“It’s been a while so we were keen to get back on the winners’ list. We’ve just had a few players unavailable and getting a few back added to our depth.

“We still lost a few early wickets, but a 70-run stand at the fifth wicket gave us a bit of a platform to really build off and to launch a good score onto the board.”

The co-captain, who leads Cobden alongside Angus Uwland, said his side mapped out responsible batting as key prior to the must-win match.

Uwland smashed out a 48-run stand, while Brent Goonan managed 47 to set up a score of 8-188 at stumps.

Noorat produced a 164-run total in reply.