Dale Carlson, Stewart Walters and Daniel Ferguson put a stop to the Cutters attack.
Dale Carlson, Stewart Walters and Daniel Ferguson put a stop to the Cutters attack. Contributed

Stags hold on for second place

THE Mary Valley Stags have hit back after their first loss of the season last week to take victory from the Pomona Cooran Cutters at the weekend.

With a 10-nill win in the “hard hitting, physical game” at the Imbil Showgrounds, Stags spokeswoman Jenny Carlson said the Cutters laid their “bodies on the line”.

“They wanted to take the game out against the Mary Valley Stags, but came with a series of major injuries and nothing on the score board,” she said.

“The Stags and the Cutters are friendly rivals and neighbours off the field, but on the field it was a different story.”

During the intense game, Carlson said, there was only one try scored in each half by the Stags.

Dale Carlson and Josh Heck were the scorers and Josh converted his own try.

Rooky player Daniel MacDonald, who had his first game this season due to work commitments, was named players’ player.

With this win the Stags retain second on the Sunshine Coast Gympie Red Rooster C Grade Competition leader board.

Carlson said the team had the same number of game points as Yandina but they have the edge with a greater number of points in the for and against.

“We have only five matches left before the finals start and the Stags are very keen to put their best foot forward to place the team in the best possible position for a finals birth.”

The Stags hope the fans continue to flow through the gates with three out of the next five games played on home turf.

There will be a game at Kenilworth on July 16 and two at Kandanga on July 23 and August 6.

“This will be the first time we have played at Kandanga and the first match to be held there for many years, so Kandanga is gearing up for a couple of great days of football returning to their town.

“It has been the club’s intention to unite the whole Valley through football and this is the one that the Stags are definitely winning.”

To support the boys when they kick off against Caloundra (at their home ground) on 10.50am Sunday you can catch the bus at 7.50am from Kandanga, 8.05am from Imbil and 8.35am from Kenilworth – cost is $10 return.

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