Isis lads almost steal the show
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.
OVER-35s: Isis Sugardaddys, Gladstone Goats, Hervey Bay Bats and Bundy Rumruckers.