Hammers defeated by Caboolture
GYMPIE Hammers rugby union side kept the scoreboard ticking over at the weekend but it was nowhere near enough to topple a fierce Caboolture.
Hitting the road for the game, the Hammers lost 53-30 in an entertaining clash.
Hammers coach David Crowley was unable to provide a comment yesterday on his team’s performance.
However, the coach has been pleased in recent weeks with the work ethic of his players.
Another facet of the side’s game pleasing Crowley has been the fitness of the Gympie boys, contrasting heavily with previous seasons.
The scorers for Gympie were Scott Finlay (two), Brent Dickfos, Ryan McLeod, Sean Dixon and Sam Mason.
Meanwhile, in reserve grade, Gympie couldn’t make up the ground against its Caboolture counterparts, going down swinging 37-27.
Tryscorers included Matt King, Clint Haywood, Billy Kirkwood and Matt Townsend.
In other Gympie Hammers club news, president Matt King is still calling on all past and present players to get involved in a special 35-year reunion dinner.
The dinner will be held at the Gympie Civic Centre on June 12 over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and will include a guest speaker, an auction and multi-prize raffle.
The dinner is designed to be a celebration of the club’s past, present and future and King hopes many players will be able to attend.
Tickets will cost $50 per person, including a three course meal, and the function kicks off at 6pm with nibbles for a 7pm start. All players, past and present, can contact Matt King on 0429 822 475 for further details.