Isis Devils struggle for a victory this season
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.