Isis lads al­most steal the show

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

THE heav­ens smiled down on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 31,for an­other won­der­ful day of rugby at Childers Show­grounds.

The first game saw Isis Crush­ers v Fraser Coast YoungeGuns. The ju­nior game was played at a very high stan­dard.The fix­ture was played as three games with one point each to win­ner; and two points given to ac­cu­mu­late the pointscore.

Game 1: Isis nil v Fraser Coast 21.

Game 2: Isis 10 v Fraser Coast 5.

Game 3: Isis 19 v Fraser Coast 10.

Over­all score: Isis 29 v Fraser Coast 36.

Fraser Coast win­ning 3 to 2.

It was a great ef­fort by the Isis boys to come back from de­feat in Game 1 to win game two and three, plus al­most steal the over­all day. Credit must be given to coach­ing staff, Ben Flem­ing, David Con­nolly and Brad Brighton..

Best for Isis on the day was Josh Moroney, closely fol­lowed by Shaquille McLeod.

Spe­cial thanks to refs Maynard Heap and Dar­ren Golchert who sur­prised them­selves to keep up with the non-stop ac­tion by the play­ers.

The next game was fun with a cap­i­tal F.

Vir­gil, Pop, Hard, Goat Gav, Cooke, Don­key, Bubba, Listy, Virus, Blasto, Pimp, Pony, Un­der­taker, Pu­n­isher, Iver, For­est and Ma­jor – the names of the greats of the Over-35s just roll off the tongue as a team of Isis Su­gar­dad­dys, Hervey Bats and Glad­stone Goats com­bined to play the Bund­aberg Rum­ruck­ers. In our minds, the rugby was great. In re­al­ity, the stop­pages were long. The laughs were loud, the friend­ships and sports­man­ship were on show. Who won? Who cares – a great game and day was had by all.

The Fal­cons played Bar­bar­ians in the first of the Spring Cup A-grade games. Fal­cons scored points but ran out of puff as they were short of num­bers to let Bar­bar­ians reg­is­ter their first win of the sea­son.

Isis Crush­ers started strongly against the Pythons in the last fix­ture. Isis were off to a good start due to a strong run­ning try off the scrum to Brad Brighton. Brad brought up his 100th A-grade game for Isis to join a spe­cial list of play­ers from the Isis club.

The Pythons slowly played them­selves into the game. At half-time Pythons 14 led Isis 5. The sec­ond half saw sim­ple er­rors by Isis and al­lowed Pythons to win 26-5.

Ben Devlin, Chris Royan and Heath Tis­dell played ex­cel­lent out of po­si­tion. YoungeGuns’ Tom Green, Mar­cus Sin­clair, Daniel Con­nolly, Ethan Pip­pia and Ri­ley Golchert never stopped. Callum Mor­gan, Kale Hen­dle, Bren­dan Mor­ris, An­drew Golchert, Ben Flem­ming, Brad Brighton, Ja­son Palmer, Pe­ter VanRooyan and Josh Hutching just kept com­ing. The player of the match for Isis was Jake Bauer.

As coach Gary Maroney summed up the game: “We were beaten but not de­feated.”

Isis will re­group and con­tinue on. Thanks again to the tire­less ef­forts of the many vol­un­teers on the day.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

OVER-35s: Isis Su­gar­dad­dys, Glad­stone Goats, Hervey Bay Bats and Bundy Rum­ruck­ers.

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