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Cutler, Devils smash Beerwah

Dave Cutler put in a great game with three tries and eight goals.
Dave Cutler put in a great game with three tries and eight goals. Craig Warhurst

THE Devils wanted a big win against Beerwah on Saturday and that's what they had, trouncing the home-team 64-nil.

Three trys alone were attributed to a fantastic performance from Dave Cutler.

Eight goals from Cutler on top of the trys meant over a third of points on the board were credited to him.

The Devils have been on the up-and-up as they move further into the season and walked away from the win knowing they had helped secure a more positive position on the ladder.

Last week, coach Kris Kahler said the Devils needed to win well against Beerwah, sitting at second last on the ladder, and pile the points on to the score board so they could improve their for-and-against standings.

Saturday's Gympie try-fest has not only given them a better for-and-against outlook, but has also boosted them to third place.

Next, they will hunt down front-runners Kawana and Caboolture.

With six points separating Gympie and second-place Caboolture and seven points between Gympie and number-one Kawana, the Devils will have to work hard on the pursuit.

They will also be fending off Maroochydore and Caloundra, both of which trail by only one point.

This Saturday's game against Maroochydore will demand another win from the Devils to keep their momentum rolling.

Kahler said the Devils, down forwards Billy Rogers and Adam Starr on Saturday, will face Maroochydore as a full-strength side which should include Canberra Raider Ben Jones.

Kahler said, Jones who assisted in the slaying of Beerwah with two trys, brings useful experience to the team.

"He's very experienced and that's always good to have around," Kahler said.

The Devils' success over Beerwah was also thanks the massive three trys and eight goals from Dave Cutler as well as a strong performance from the team as a whole.

Two trys each from Ben Ashford and Riley McDowall also bumped the team's winning margin, as did trys from Nick Swan, Paul Smith and Danny McMah.

McMah made it home just in time to play for the Devils after representing the Queensland police rugby league team at last week's State of Origin curtain raiser.

McMah's performance has earned him a place in the Australian police rep team which travels to the UK later this year.

The Devils will play Maroochydore 7pm this Saturday at Jack Stokes Oval.

 

Standings

Team P W D L PF PA Pts

Kawana 11 9 2 - 437 124 24

Caboolture 11 9 1 1 419 90 23

Gympie 11 6 1 4 368 176 17

Caloundra 11 5 2 4 348 219 16

Maroochydore 11 5 2 4 243 179 16

Noosa 11 5 - 6 264 260 14

Nambour 10 4 - 6 220 216 14

Beerwah 11 2 - 8 102 486 8

Bribe Island 11 - - 11 55 656 4

Round 14

Gympie v Maroochydore (Saturday 7pm)

Caboolture v Nambour (Saturday, 6.30pm)

Bribie Island v Noosa (Sunday, 3pm)

Kawana v Beerwah (Sunday, 3pm)

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