A Mary Valley Stags player is wrapped up in a tackle against the Pomona Cooran Cutters at the weekend.
A Mary Valley Stags player is wrapped up in a tackle against the Pomona Cooran Cutters at the weekend. Contributed

Stags fall to the Cutters

IT was a quiet return trip home for the Mary Valley Stags rugby league outfit at the weekend after falling 22-6 to the Pomona Cooran Cutters.

The Stags, desperate for a win to elevate their standing on the Sunshine Coast C Grade competition ladder, couldn’t piece it together on the field.

Bolstered by a large and vocal home crowd, the Cutters established a lead and sprinted to the final siren for victory.

Helping the home team short-circuit the Stags was sturdy defence, shutting down a number of the Mary Valley team’s attacking raids.

Despite the loss, the Stags showed plenty of pep in attack, with a well-drilled tackling technique. But it was a failure on a number of occasions to shut out the Cutters in their half that proved costly in the defeat.

After 11 rounds of the competition, with the weekend results still to be updated yesterday, the Stags are running in ninth position on six points from a field of 12 teams.

Spearheading the competition is Kilcoy (20 points), followed by Bribie Island and Coolum Beach on 18 points.

Sitting just inside the cut off for the preliminary finals are Yandina and the Pomona Cooran Cutters, sharing 16 points.

Meanwhile, the Stags will need to hit up training hard this week to be in top shape for a challenge this Saturday’s game away against third placed Bribie Island.

Kick-off will be at 1.30pm at Bernie Fernie Oval.

Gympie Times


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