Stags take down Murgon in thriller
Powerful finish from Stags puts their season back on track
THE STAGS’ season is back on track after a tough win against the Mustangs.
The Saturday night clash was a contender for game of the season with both teams running on empty at the end of the game.
Nanango Coach Lionel McDonald spent the second half standing bolt upright next to his nervous substitute players, unable to sit on the bench as they watched the match play out.
“The boys got out there and they really stuck it in,” he said after the game.
“They are a great side, Murgon.”
McDonald said the victory was twice as sweet after the Stags’ recent form had seen more losses than wins.
“It’s good to get a win, it’s been a while,” he said.
The scoreboard struggled to keep up with the frantic speed of the game as tries were traded back and forth like jabs in a prize fight.
The teams shared the same score on four occasions throughout the match.
Attacking play by the Mustangs that ended with a try would be swiftly countered by Nanango as they scored a try of their own.
When Murgon star Daniel Georgetown crossed the line to lock the scores at 34-all, it looked like Murgon’s home ground advantage could give them the upper hand.
But Nanango were up for the challenge and stormed home with 18 unanswered points in the final 10 minutes.
Stags president Alan Robinson said it was a win the boys would savour.
“To be in that dressing room at the end of the game, that was classic,” he said.
“And someone got the words wrong (to the team song) so they had to sing it again.”
FULL FLIGHT: Clinton Harvey charges forward.