Ryan Gill takes the ball up for the Stags in a brutal match against Caboolture.
Ryan Gill takes the ball up for the Stags in a brutal match against Caboolture. Contributed

Stags go down to the Snakes

MARY Valley Stags rugby league side played Caboolture at Cooran last Saturday and after a close game, came up short losing 22-26 to the Snakes.

Club spokeswoman Jenny Carlson said the Stags put in a lacklustre first 15 minutes, letting the Snakes in for two unanswered tries.

The Snakes 12-0 lead saw the Stags take stock and work their way back into the game to level the score.

Carlson said the lead swapped back and forth between the teams.

Mary Valley was still a couple of points in front just before the final bell.

Unfortunately for the Stags, a backline movement saw the Snakes score in the corner to take a last-minute win.

"There were a few puzzling decisions and penalties," Carlson said.

"With the Snakes attacking the ball, possession was a problem for the Stags."

The players' player award went to Jason Johnston.

Carlson said his strength in both attack and defence was excellent.

His brother Wade, who is new to the game this season, was also becoming a stand-out player.

"Our new recruit this week, Kaden Dickfos was a great benefit to the team going over the line for two tries in his very first game with us," Carlson said.

Other try scorers for the Stags were Ian Hamilton and Wade Johnston with one try each, while Ryan Gill kicked two goals and Chad Parker one.

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