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BIRTHDAY celebrations don’t come much better than that of Kingaroy Red Ants second-rower Martyn McCracken.
McCracken, 26, was handed a shared role in the kicking duties as a birthday present on Saturday in the 102-0 thrashing against Gayndah.
His three goals made up for the lack of a try.
“Just about everybody got a meat pie (try),” McCracken said.
“I got a couple of kicks but no tries.”
It was not through a lack of trying though; McCracken was a key component in the Red Ants’ attack after he made up plenty of ground with his forward runs.
It was this physical show of strength displayed by the home team at Kingaroy’s TJ O’Neill Oval which pinned Gayndah down and held them to a scoreless 80 minutes.
Gayndah fielded a team of the bare 13 and did not stand a chance against the near full-strength Kingaroy side.
Despite the flogging, Gayndah forward Zac Dann said Gayndah never wanted to call it quits.
“We just wanted to keep the game going,” he said.
STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS: Red Ants’ Chris Holmes applies the brakes on a Gayndah attack in the Gayndah v Kingaroy A-grade game in Kingaroy.
Red Ants’ Chris Holmes was a danger on the field, scoring four tries.
Kingaroy’s Pete Cavanagh makes a break through Gayndah’s defence.
Gayndah’s Jason McCosker kicks off in the masters Kingaroy v Gayndah game.
RIGHT: Gayndah showed immaculate defence in the masters game.
Red Ants’ Brady Roberts bulldozes his way forward in the Gayndah v Kingaroy A-grade game.
BELOW: The Red Ants were impeccable in defence in the Gayndah v Kingaroy A-grade game.
RIGHT: Gayndah’s Mick Coulson gets tackled in the masters Kingaroy v Gayndah clash.
Red Ants’ Brody Hatchman is tackled.
Kingaroy’s Ryan Sullivan plays a pass in the masters clash.
Gayndah was left stunned after the 102-0 thrashing in the Gayndah v Kingaroy A-grade game.