Coleambally must be getting a kick out of seeing coach Josh Hamilton sweat.
For the fourth game in a row, they had to overcome a quarter-time deficit before overpowering CSU 13.14 (92) to 4.9 (33) for their 12th straight victory.
The Bushpigs kicked three goals to one in the first term.
Hamilton said it was a good test rather than simply a slow start.
“We’ve had poor starts (in previous weeks) and that was on us, but CSU came out pretty well – they were really good early,” Hamilton said.
The Blues managed to get on top early in the second quarter.
They kept the visitors goal-less for two terms and then kicked away themselves with six goals in the last quarter.
Kodie O’Malley had another big game with four goals while Todd Clark was named their best in his 100th game for Coleambally.
He kicked the team’s last goal 24 minutes into the final quarter.
“In this team there’s not just one or two guys that carry the side,” Hamilton said.
“Every single person out there, they’re all playing for each other and that’s the most impressive thing,” he said.
Hamilton was a little concerned with the Blues kicking 4.7 in the second quarter. .
“It probably would’ve changed the game a bit more if we could’ve added a bit more scoreboard pressure on early,” he said.
He said the Blues can’t afford not to take their chances in the next two weeks, as they take on The Rock-Yerong Creek and then East Wagga-Kooringal, with the minor premiership at stake.
“We want to take our chances that’s for sure,” he said.
“But I’m looking forward to the next two weeks – it’ll be good.”
Clark has had a good season for the Blues, playing 14 matches and being named in the best in seven games.
He has kicked three goals for the year.
In Reserves, the Blues defeated the Bushpigs by 21 points, while the under 15s and under 13s also snared wins.
The under 15s were too strong for the Griffith Whites, winning by 47 points.
Harry Tooth kicked six goals, while Chris Hayes kicked four.
The under 13s encounter was closer, with a two point win.
The under 11s were unable to record a victory but the boys tried their best.