The Devils are minor premiers in 2015.
The Devils are minor premiers in 2015. James Loose

Top of table Devils look for glory

CHLOE

WALKER

SPORTS WRITER

chloe.walker@gympietimes.com

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Gympie Devils have ended an epic season undefeated, beating Beachmere Pelicans 48-14 at the weekend.

There were 15 teams in division two and it was a long, tough season for the Devils.

Captain Michael Plate said the last game was tough, but a good one to finish with.

"It was a very physical game and Beachmere tried to force us into errors by playing rough," he said.

"We kind of clicked and put on a few points."

Centre Max Carlton played well, scoring four tries for the Devils and giving them a healthy lead.

Nick Wheeler and Josh Greaves had their own competition going against Beachmere as both were fighting to be the player who scored the most tries for the season.

Wheeler won by just one goal.

The Devils managed to get through the season without injuries, and will now enjoy a week off as they wait to play the winner of this Saturday's Beerwah versus Caboolture game.

"We are not really focused on the minor premiership yet - it's more about winning a week off."

The Devils had a small celebration after the game but know the real slug will be in the coming weeks.

"Nobody will really care about a minor premiership in a months' time," Plate said.

Finals football was always a different ball game and the Devils will have to step up their intensity if they want to secure a place - and victory - in the grand final.

"We are feeling as confident of that as we can be," Plate said.

Although undefeated, Gympie had many close games throughout the season.

The division two side will continue training as usual through the week, but will have the chance to relax and enjoy a weekend away from football before the real fight for a grand final berth.

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