United picks off Coota in first win

Wagga United's James Stening

Wagga United's James Stening

A team languishing on the bottom of the Pascoe Cup ladder delivered a shock loss to previously undefeated Cootamundra on Friday. Wagga United beat Cootamundra 4-3 at Rawlings Park.

United wingers Ben Jones and James Stening featured in the win, where runs out wide led to two goals.

Defender Adam Holmes won challenges in the air and helped them build towards the remaining two goals, scored through the centre.

“It was great to get the monkey off our back finally,” captain Ryan McKenzie said.

“Considering where we’re sitting, we knew we had to be that extra bit hungry.”

McKenzie hopes to convert the win into a winning streak, as Wagga United plays Tumut, South Wagga and Junee in upcoming rounds.