Gayndah secures its first victory
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.”
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.