Mary Valley Stags are on a roll

THE Mary Valley Stags are on a roll after defeating Kilcoy Yowies on Saturday 48-16.

Undefeated, the Stags have won seven games in a row after knocking table front runners the Yowies over in the Sunshine Coast/Gympie Red Rooster C Grade competition.

The win sets up a blockbuster top of the table clash against the two unbeaten sides, the Stags and Yandina, in Imbil this weekend.

Stags spokeswoman Jenny Carlson said excitement was riding high after the game against Kilcoy in Coolum.

“With Kilcoy being one of the top teams this year we are justifiably proud of the boys’ efforts,” she said.

Carlson said the Stags got off to a perfect start and crossed for their first try with in the first minute of the game. “This set up a feast of tries.”

The Stags went to the half time break up 32 points to four.

The second half was much closer contest. The Stags managed to score an extra 16 points while the Yowies put on 14.

“The game picked up a step in the second half,” Ms Carlson said. “It made for some fiery entertainment.”

She said players’ player went to Josh Heck. “Josh played a great game in both attack and defence and went over the line for two tries.”

Other tries went to Chad Parker and Troy Carlson who scored two each and Ashley Grant, Josh Ryan and Warren Engle crossed the line once. Jason Woods kicked a goal, and Carlson kicked five.

Ms Carlson said the win would give the Stag’ extra confidence for their match next week at the Imbil Show grounds, the first senior game at the ground for more than 60 years, against top of the table Yandina.

“This will set them up with a positive attitude for the home game,” sheon said.

“The game against Yandina at the Imbil Showgrounds will be steeped in excitement,” she said.

“It is not just a game of football for the Valley, it is an injection of vibrancy to our community.”

Gympie Times


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