Craig Marshall takes a tackle for the Gympie Devils on Saturday.
Craig Marshall takes a tackle for the Gympie Devils on Saturday. Craig Warhurst

Devils defeat Snakes

BOTH the Devils and Snakes had plenty of fight in them when the two teams clashed at Jack Stokes Oval for round 12 of the Caloundra RSL A Grade Cup on Saturday night.

A quick Kris Kahler was the first to score for Gympie with a barge and run off a penalty, 20 minutes into the game after Caboolture had already put six points on the board.

Devils’ coach John Greensil said it was a very tight game.

Only minutes after Kahler put the Devils side on to the scoreboard the experienced Darren Burns managed to break through the tough Snakes defensive line at the half-way point, offload to Jacob Harney, who passed to Kane Ernst to set up Ben Santowski on the wing for a try in the left corner.

That brought Gympie up to 10 points against Caboolture’s six where they remained at half-time, but not from lack of trying.

A couple of times before the bell Burns looked to break away again but the Caboolture defence was too strong.

When the boys ran back on to the field the fire was back in Caboolture’s belly and the competitive side went on to score straight away.

With the conversion they had a two-point lead over Gympie who kept trying to get back to the try line.

Three minutes to the final bell Gympie managed to score a try and land the conversion to win 16 – 12 over Caboolture.

Greensil named second-row Kris Kahler and front-row Riley McDowell as players of the match.

While second-row Darren Burns and centre Kane Ernst were not far behind as standout players on the night.

“It was a semi-final like game and good to take away a win. This puts us on equal second,” Greensil said.

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