TOUGH RUN: The Mary Valley Stags continue their bumpy run of narrow losses in C grade Sunshine Coast competition.
TOUGH RUN: The Mary Valley Stags continue their bumpy run of narrow losses in C grade Sunshine Coast competition. Submitted

Stags aim for a breakthrough

A MASSIVE day of rugby league will be a treat for fans in the Mary Valley today.

Home side, the Mary Valley Stags, takes on Caloundra while visiting sides Palmwoods and Kilcoy also battle it out in Sunshine Coast competition C Grade action.

The Stags are eager for a win, particularly after the disappointment of last week’s loss away to Caboolture.

Pulling up short 18-14, the Stags could not repel a Caboolture fightback after leading for more than half of the match.

Valley Stags secretary Jenny Carlson said Caboolture turned on the form to deny Mary Valley.

“Caboolture turned up their attack and punished our boys with some intensive hits,” she said.

It was a provoking turn of events for the Stags – their season so far dotted with numerous narrow losses.

Scoring for the Stags against Caboolture were Dale Carlson, Joshua Ryan and Cameron Gray. Troy Carlson kicked one conversion.

Meanwhile, players’ player went to Greg Smerdon who proved his game was capable of inflicting a lot of damage on the footy field.

A week of sweat and dedication on the training paddock will help the Stags bounce back form the disappointment today.

Palmwoods and Kilcoy raise the curtain at 1.30pm while the Stags take centre stage at 3pm to tackle Caloundra.

Matches will be played at the Mary Valley College school grounds and entry will cost $3.

“We are expecting another hard-fought game as Caloundra is currently sitting in fourth place on the ladder with four wins under their belt,” Jenny said.

Spectators attending the game are advised no alcohol or glass is permitted on the school grounds.

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