Cobras claim first win

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Cardiff Cobras claimed their first win of the season with a hard-fought 14-8 win against newly promoted Plymouth last weekend.

Sean Patrick Cook’s side suffered last-gasp heartache in an 8-6 defeat at Exeter in their opening fixture of the campaign.

And they looked at risk of slipping to an 0-2 start to the campaign when they trailed the Blitz by eight points at half-time at Llanrumney.

Yet they dug deep and demonstrated plenty of character, with Quarterback Max Milburn demonstrating magnificent pocket presence to evade a sack and find Wide Receiver Max McNeil for a 35-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

They were still two-points behind entering the fourth quarter when they took over on offense with the ball on their own five-yard line.

But a stunning, 95-yard drive ate up plenty of clock before star performer Ross Ludlow powered in for the go-ahead touchdown score.

Ludlow, who started at both Linebacker and Running Back, rushed for 162 yards with a stunning display behind a physical Cobras offensive line.

With Ed Woolcott’s revamped defence again impressing to limit their opponents to just one score, there is plenty of optimism within the camp as they prepare to host the Solent Redhawks next Sunday, December 3 (1pm) at Llanrumney.

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