Gympie Devils show promise for 2015
THE Gympie Devils division two team has shown some promise of a good year with a convincing win against Beachmere at the weekend.
Devils vice-president Michael Torrens said in recent years the division 2 team had struggled, often losing by big margins.
"This is the first time I can remember in recent years that we have won at home," he said.
The players got up 34 to 10 against Beachmere in front of a good home crowd with zero injuries to report.
Robbie Kirsten was a stand-out, making some great yards while showing strong defence.
Kadison Millard was an all-round versatile player with an ability to open up gaps and get players through the opposition's defence.
Caleb Howard, an under 18 player getting some game experience with division 2, brought plenty of determination to Saturday's game that allowed him to showcase his skills.
"He scored a great try right in the corner; his first in senior football," Torrens said.
Coach Philip Webb said defence was good for the whole match.
"We were strong up the middle but still need to work on our back line plays," he said. Although pleased to win two trial matches Webb stressed it was still only early days. "Our focus is still to bond as a team and ensure we maintain a great playing and club environment for the boys."