Isis Devils strug­gle for a vic­tory this sea­son

Isis Town and Country - - Sport - By JODIE DIXON

GAME day was un­der threat with the warn­ings ear­lier in the week of pos­si­ble flood­ing to the re­gion.

Coaches and play­ers of the Isis Devils waited out the storm Fri­day night be­fore de­cid­ing if the game war­ranted be­ing can­celled.

The ground con­di­tions sur­prised the coaches as there was no sign of flood­ing or even of a soaked field.

In the first game, the re­serves match be­tween Mary­bor­ough Brothers and Wal­la­roos, the Wal­la­roos were thrashed 18-4.

With a home-ground advantage, the Isis Devils Women’s team took on Past Brothers.

The grand­stand was packed with keen fans rugged up and seek­ing cover from the cool breeze.

The Isis Women were de­ter­mined to win, un­for­tu­nately they took a mas­sive hit, los­ing 34-4 at the fi­nal siren.

Coach Cor­rigon said the girls started off well and the team needed to work on their ball skills.

“The girls train hard and are im­prov­ing each week,” the coach said.

“We need to work on our line speed and not drop­ping the ball.”

Team cap­tain Jess Neil said they had a good de­fen­sive game.

“We switched around a few po­si­tions and we came un­stuck in our attack, silly passes and mis­com­mu­ni­ca­tion,” Neil said.

“We are look­ing at fix­ing our er­rors to come out strong against Easts this com­ing week­end.”

The team’s strong for­ward, Bella Watcho, came on off the bench and scored the only try for the Devils.

Cel­e­brat­ing her 18th birth­day, Sa­man­tha Moss­man had a great game in de­fence.

In the A-grade match, the Devils took to the ground with con­fi­dence against Past Brothers.

With 17 play­ers un­avail­able for the clash in Childers, the Brothers team re­lied on their young­sters to lift the spir­its.

Even with the home-ground advantage, the Devils strug­gled to score and de­spite two late tries, Brothers won 30-18.

The teams re­ceived great sup­port and en­cour­age­ment from fans who screamed out ad­vice and cheered on the Devils.


ISIS DEVILS: (Back row) Coach Don Cor­rigon, man­ager Ray Dil­ger, Ge­orgina Chiver­ton, Am­ber Hamp­ton, Taliah Ket­tlewell, Sa­man­tha Moss­man, Lau­ren Faith­ful, Ali­cia Robins, A-grade coach and FAO Paul Bar­ritt. (Mid­dle row) Ka­t­rina Ba­con, Bella Watcho, Lib­erty Coombes, Maria Tan­nor, Cindy Nof­fke, Genevieve Rain­bow, Cas­san­dra Rain­bow. (Front row) Hay­ley Royan, Jes­sica Neil, Chelsee Champ­ney, Sophia Fisher, Jil­lian Pear­sons, Talah Rain­bow and Me­gan Menchin.

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