Jason Johnstone takes the ball up with Daniel Ferguson and Ashley Grant for support.
Jason Johnstone takes the ball up with Daniel Ferguson and Ashley Grant for support. Contributed

Stags sit alone on top of table

A MASSIVE 50-0 demolition of Maroochydore Swans at the weekend sent the Mary Valley Stags skyrocketing to the top of the Sunshine Coast/Gympie Red Rooster C Grade table.

Saturday’s huge win at Cooran means the Stags are still unbeaten in the 2011 season and have won an impressive nine games in a row.

Mary Valley Stags spokes woman Jenny Carlson said the Stags recovered well from their narrow win against the Yandina Raiders two weekends ago at the Imbil showgrounds.

It was the first time senior league had been played at the ground in more than 50 years.

The Mary Valley Stags were the eventual winners 22-18.

Carlson said the Stags sit on top of the competition ladder with 18 points. She said the team was now in a prime position to take their first ever Billy Moore Cup – awarded to the team with the highest points after round one of the competition.

Carlson said the Stags had to wait until the completion of the last two groups of games in the first round before they were awarded the cup.

It would be the first time in the club’s history the Stags had won any sort of cup.

Carlson said Billy Moore was one of the main instigators in seeing the C Grade competition became more prominent in the Coast competition, and the Stags were keen to win the silverware.

In the try fest, numerous players performed well, but Jason Johnstone was voted the best by his team-mates.

“Johnstone once again received the player’s player award for man of the match after a great game,” Carlson said.

“He played a great game in both attack and defence. We saw him go over the line three times.”

Other scorers in the 50 point annihilation were: Josh Heck 1, Joshua Ryan 1, Jason Woods 1, James Cochrane 1, Cameron Waugh 1 and Brendan Hunter.

Jason Woods kicked six goals and James Cochrane converted one try. The Mary valley Stags will have a well-earned rest next weekend with a bye.

The following weekend the Mary Valley team travels to Coolum to play Coolum at 1.30pm.

Gympie Times


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