Tigers smash all at the Clash for Cash

Mun­dub­bera’s first win in home event

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

WONDAIWolves had no an­swers for the hard-run­ning Tigers in the 20-minute each-way Clash for Cash fi­nal, go­ing down 20-0.

Mun­dub­bera’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to win at home car­ried them through three games for the day un­de­feated.

The first game of the day was Mun­dub­bera up against the hard-hit­ting team from Mur­gon.

Mun­dub­bera coach Burt Bee­z­ley had his team on their toes from the get-go and the Tigers’ ball se­cu­rity and in-your-face de­fence proved too much for Mur­gon and at the end of the 15 min­utes each-way event, the Tigers scut­tled Mur­gon 20-4.

The fol­low­ing game be­tween Cher­bourg and Wondai was a close af­fair, with just some plays go­ing Wondai’s way. For the en­tire 30 min­utes it looked as though ei­ther side could win butWondai was lucky to fin­ish ahead 16-8.

Kin­garoy dom­i­nated Mur­gon in the next game and the Red Ants took full ad­van­tage of the size dif­fer­ence in the for­wards and their speed in the backs.

Run­ning in five tries to one in 30 min­utes, Kin­garoy looked as though they would be able to take on Mun­dub­bera and knock them out of con­tention.

In the fourth game of the

Burt Bee­z­ley Just keep it up and you will make his­tory here to­day be­cause Mun­dub­bera has never won the Clash for Cash.

day the Eidsvold Ea­gles were out­classed by the WondaiWolves 24-4 in a free-flow­ing, open game of rugby league.

To the Ea­gles’ credit, they will gave up and the im­prove­ment of this young side is al­ready be­ing seen on the park.

Game five would prove to be the match of the day, with Kin­garoy com­ing out against Mun­dub­bera.

In the first 15-minute half Mun­dub­bera had got away to an 8-0 lead and Bee­z­ley fired up his troops again, say­ing that if they kept up the pres­sure and played the same for the next 15 min­utes, the game would be theirs. Kin­garoy’s coach had the same ad­vice, telling the Red Ants that they could come back and take the fi­nal spot off the Tigers with some good de­fence and hard run­ning.

Five min­utes into the sec­ond half Kin­garoy had scored in the cor­ner and they looked threat­en­ing.

Kin­garoy were at­tack­ing the Tigers line with five min­utes to go and the ref­eree sent three Tigers to the sin bin for rough play and it wasn’t look­ing good for Mun­dub­bera.

But they all dug deep and went on to win 8-4 and grabbed a fi­nals spot.

Cher­bourg then out­classed Eidsvold in a game that put Cher­bourg into the Plate Fi­nal against Kin­garoy.

Again the Eidsvold young guns were lack­ing some ex­pe­ri­ence.

1 1. Wondai’s Troy Kerkow stopped by the big fella.

2. Mur­gon’s Kenny Bone swept off his feet when tack­led by An­drew O’Toole.

3. Kenny Bone only has one thing on his mind.

4. Eidsvold’s David Chap­man is man-han­dled by Wondai’s Ryan Stower. 5. Luke Bond pulls down Shane Cliff. 6. Loseli Hav­ili tack­les Tom Chap­man. 7. What was Vin­cent Wat­son think­ing as Jay­den Jarvis goes for the line.

8. Solomone Mahe makes a run for it.

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PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

HIT­TING IT UP: Mur­gon’s Steven Simp­son takes on the Kin­garoy de­fence.

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