Cowra coach Col Jeffs feels Bathurst Bulldogs are beatable

WORKING HARD: Cowra skipper Tim Berry looks for support following a scrum. He and his team-mates suffered their second loss of the season on Saturday - both defeats coming at the hands of Bulldogs. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK
WORKING HARD: Cowra skipper Tim Berry looks for support following a scrum. He and his team-mates suffered their second loss of the season on Saturday - both defeats coming at the hands of Bulldogs. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

WHILE Cowra coach Col Jeffs conceded the Bathurst Bulldogs were simply too good in Saturday's top of the table Blowes Clothing Cup match, he still thinks the undefeated competition leaders are beatable.

Bulldogs posted a 52-12 win at Ashwood Park to extend their winning streak to eight consecutive games, the effort their second victory over the Eagles in 2019.

Jeffs made no excuses for the loss - even though he was missing six of members of his first grade squad and Chris Miller dislocated his shoulder with 20 minutes left - but knows the final score could have been different.

Cowra did create chances through some strong phasing from its pack and handy darts from five-eighth Ross Hines.

They spent seven minutes camped inside Bulldogs 22 early in the first half and finished the contest again pressuring their opponents' line.

"We had enough ball, we had plenty of penalties, they had two yellow cards, so there were lots of opportunities for us to score," Jeffs said. "To Bathurst's credit they just keep going and we let them have the space. They kept coming at us and we didn't take the space away from them and we should have. Poor execution hurt us, but that's a learning point.

"Are they beatable? Definitely, looking at the first half with the amount of opportunities we left out there. They are a good side of course and have plenty of depth compared to us who are chasing it.

"But we have more to come than that ... moving forward we'll be there."