Gayn­dah se­cures its first vic­tory

Central and North Burnett Times - - BURNETT SPORT - Tobi Lof­tus Tobi.Lof­tus@cnbtimes.com.au

THE Gayn­dah Gla­di­a­tors have cel­e­brated their first win of the sea­son, de­feat­ing theWondaiWolves at a home game 42 to 10.

The Gla­di­a­tors started the game on fire, scor­ing four tries in the first 20 min­utes.

They led through to half time and though theWolves fought back in the sec­ond half, it was not enough.

Gayn­dah coach Scott Lit­tle­field said play­ers were over the moon with the win, as it was not only their first win of the sea­son, but their first win in about two years.

“I think ev­ery­one is a lit­tle ex­cited, it’s good for the town... there were a lot of happy faces on Satur­day,” Lit­tle­field said.

“We had a fair crowd here as well, a lot of lo­cal sup­port and I hope that will con­tinue to grow.

“It’s only one win, they know that and they’re look­ing for­ward to end­ing the sea­son on a high.”

Lit­tle­field said the game was the ac­cu­mu­la­tion of months of train­ing fi­nally com­ing to­gether.

“The ef­fort and the ea­ger­ness was al­ways there, this time it just all came to­gether,” he said.

“There was a lot less mis­takes.”

Lit­tle­field said over­all the win was a long time com­ing and was done with­out a full team.

“I just want to con­grat­u­late the boys on their de­fen­sive work and their game,” he said.

“I don’t think that any­one would have beaten them last Satur­day.”

Wolves coach Michael Green­wood con­grat­u­lated Gayn­dah on their win and said it was a good game.

“I think (Gayn­dah) just wanted it more,” Green­wood said.

“They came out with a lot of pur­pose.

“There was noth­ing that was go­ing to stop them from win­ning that game.

“They de­served to win from the way they played.”

De­spite the loss, Green­wood was happy with how his side played.

“The guys that turned up, I don’t have a bad word to say, we’ve played the en­tire year un­der­manned,” he said. “I’m proud of ev­ery­one that made the trip up there.

“I think some of the ag­gres­sion from Gayn­dah put a lot of our boys on the back foot.

They’re only new to footy and so that set (Gayn­dah) a good plat­form for a win.”

Green­wood said his play­ers kept putting their hand up to keep go­ing back out when needed.

“We’ve had some flog­gings as a team and the boys turned up showed a lot of heart,” he said.

“There were a lot of tired boys out there who stuck their hand ups and had a good game.

“It was the best de­fence we’ve seen from the boys all year in the sec­ond half.”

PHOTOS: TOBI LOF­TUS

MOV­ING UP: Luke Altham with the ball at the Gayn­dah v Wondai game.

A scrum at the Gayn­dah v Wondai game.

Play­ers con­grat­u­late one another af­ter another try at the Gayn­dah v Wondai game.

Zac Dann with the ball at the Gayn­dah v Wondai game.

Damien Ge­orge goes in for the kick at the Gayn­dah v Wondai game.

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