The Mary Valley Stags.
The Mary Valley Stags. Contributed

Stags to take on Coolum

FORTUNES for the Mary Valley Stags rugby league outfit are beginning to show signs of turning around.

Fresh from a resounding 58-4 victory over Maroochydore last weekend, the Stags rip up their home turf today against Coolum.

The Mary Valley boys will take heart from their victory over Maroochydore, showing how devastating the side can be when it clicks.

Valley Stags treasurer Jenny Carlson said confidence was at a new high after the caning of Maroochydore.

“With our boys coming off a couple of wins, their confidence in running high,” she said.

Scoring the Stags were Anthony Smerdon (1), Jason Woods (2), Troy Carlson (1), Joshua Ryan (3), Jerry McCallum (1) and Herb Henderson (2).

Kicking eight conversions was Troy Carlson while a single conversion went to Joshua Ryan.

Players’ player for the match went to Joshua Ryan for his blistering speed and intelligent play that at times made a mockery of Maroochydore’s best efforts.

Today’s battle against Coolum will be a test for the Stags with the visitors currently resting third on the competition ladder.

“It will take a lack of penalties and a commitment of a strong team effort to combat them,” Jenny said.

“The boys are really pulling their game together which should see some good results in the coming weeks.”

The second round of games is near and the Stags are hopeful of reversing some first round defeats, a number of which were by slender margins. Today’s match against Coolum kicks off at 1.30pm. Kawana and Yandina, play at midday.

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