Ladies share the points against Oberon on return to the Bathurst Football Association | Photos

It may not have been the perfect return for Cowra’s women’s team to the Bathurst Football Association, however captain-coach Courtney Gambrill was pleased with the performance.

The Eagles women drew one-all with Oberon but had a mountain of possession and just couldn’t find a winning goal.

“We have a decent team together. Being the first game I was really happy,” Courtney Gambrill said.

“I’m captain-coach so I will still be playing but I want to take a step back and focus on coaching and getting women’s soccer back in Cowra.”

The side was chasing a one goal deficit after Oberon opened the scoring in the 20th minute but an own goal before the break levelled the scores at one-all.

Despite a number of chances in the second period the Cowra girls were unable to break the deadlock.

They take on Mudgee at Cowra this Sunday and for any ladies interested in playing soccer for the Eagles this season positions are still available on the team.

The men suffered a 4-1 defeat against Panorama Black following the women’s game in their season opener at Edgell Park on Sunday.

A Shaun Mortyne goal put Cowra in the lead at the 20 minute mark but back-to-back goals to Panorama gave the visitors a 2-1 lead at halftime.

The margin blew out to 4-1 by the final whistle as Panorama capitalised on their minimal amount of chances.

Mortyne up front and Mikey Howarth in defence were two of Cowra’s best. 

The new sin-bin rule came into play when Will Baker showed dissent.

The Eagles host CSU Red in round two from 3pm on Sunday.