Carlson boys Dale and Troy attack Kilcoy with Cameron Grey following up for the Stags.
Carlson boys Dale and Troy attack Kilcoy with Cameron Grey following up for the Stags. Contributed

Stags strut to down Kilcoy

A FAILURE to realise their full potential has held back the Mary Valley Stags rugby league team in the Sunshine Coast Red Rooster Cup C Grade competition this year.

There have been glimpses along the way and the Stags provided another example of what carnage they can inflict following a demolition of Kilcoy last weekend.

Mary Valley overcame the Kilcoy Yowies 28-12, lifting their game and finding a rich vein of form.

The result pleased Mary Valley Stags Rugby League Club spokesperson Jenny Carlson.

“Every player in the Stags team upped the ante and showed some of the talent that has always been there, but not always used,” she said.

The Stags gained the upper hand early on , drawing on hard hitting defence and agility in attack.

To Kilcoy’s credit, the side fought back to have the score level at 12-all at half-time.

Carlson said the side has had a tendency in the past to falter at this point. Not this time.

The Mary Valley outfit stoked its fire and with sheer determination, stormed across the line three times to carve out the victory.

One particular try that had the crowd looking on in awe occurred when Mary Valley’s Jason Woods picked up an intercept to score. He even converted to add to the celebrations.

The others tries went to Dale Carlson, Matty Hollis, Jacob Ryan and Herbie Henderson. Troy Carlson converted three of the tries.

With three games remaining in the season, the Stags’ next outing is next week against Caboolture at Cooran and plenty is riding on the result.

The Stags sit two points outside of reaching the finals, making a win essential.

A team bus will leave the Railway Hotel in Imbil for Cooran at 12pm for players and supporters.

Gympie Times


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