Gla­di­a­tors suf­fer 102-point de­feat

Rugby League: Play­ers push on de­spite loss

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHO­TOS: KEA­GAN EL­DER

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.

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