Dragons cement spot in Premiership
The referee was not satisfied there though and harshly gave Gentile his second yellow card for persistent fouling resulting in him also being sent from the field.
It was a harsh way to end the game for someone who had worked so hard and contributed so much to the performance. Gentile was still voted the Paddy’s bar Man of the Match for his performance.
Coach Logan Marsh was understandably ecstatic with the result and praised his team’s efforts in the second half.
“We were pretty poor in the first half and I gave the lads a bit of a rev up at half time asking for a more committed performance in the second half and that is exactly what the boys produced,” Marsh said.
“To get a win over Mareeba is certainly very special. Speaking to people at the club no one can remember the last time we managed it . . . so it is one to celebrate and enjoy.”
The Dragons now have a week off for Easter before a trip to Southside where they will be looking to record back-to-back victories.
“Certainly Southside is a game we are targeting to get three points in,” Marsh said.
“We will have four or five more lads cleared by then, so the strength of the squad is looking really good.”