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Devils reserves, U/18s victorious

WHILE the Devils A Grade side had its feet up on a bye, Reserve grade and the Under 18s kept the winning momentum for Gympie rugby league at the weekend.

Both teams played at home at Jack Stokes Oval against Beerwah.

The Under 18s had a courageous 32-10 while Reserve grade barely raised a sweat in its 68-10 demolition of Beerwah.

Reserve grade coach Greg Rendell was pleased with his team’s result.

“We weren’t really tested but it was a great result in front of our home crowd.”

The win has allowed Reserve grade to grow its lead at the top of the competition leader board. Trailing behind is Nambour and Caloundra, jointly sharing second position.

Meanwhile, the Under 18 side’s convincing victory has seen it snare outright third position on a goal for and against basis.

“It was a physical match but my boys had the mental toughness and followed directions really well,” coach Glen Tierney said.

“They played above their size and came out on top.”

Nambour looms as the next challenge for the Gympie Devils, with A Grade returning to the action this weekend at home.

Games will kick off from 3.30pm with the Under 18s as the curtain raiser.

A Grade has plenty to play for with Nambour taking control of the leader board in the first division Caloundra RSL Cup.

Gympie Times