Crowd fully supportive of Gremlins despite hard-fought loss
This weekend's Border Rugby League A-grade game meant another tough 80 minutes for the Stanthorpe Gremlins.
Stanthorpe lost to the current leaders of the BRL competition, the Inglewood Roosters, 48 to 26.
But there is no reason for disappointed faces.
"I think it was a pleasing effort," club spokesman Paul Shatte said.
"We had a few lacks in concentration early on which gave Inglewood a good start."
The Gremlins side scored two tries in the first half, changing the half time score to 18-12.
"In the second half it was anyone's game," Shatte said.
"We showed a strong effort.
"We were competitive."
The crowd was pleased with the players' efforts, too.
"They are getting better every week," a spectator said.
Unfortunately, the Stanthorpe Gremlins got a few injuries out of the tough game.
Gary Skimmings will go for scans next week.
Tries were scored by Michael Marini, Nicolas Marsh and Nathan Brannigan.
"Marini was outstanding and Marsh really strong in running forwards," Shatte said.
Stephen Savio was awarded player's player.
Shatte said Nathan Brannigan, Justin Field and Michael Skimming had a good game, too.
"Over the last weeks, we had a few more players sign up for the team," Shatte said.
"The new, more experienced players like Cobon and Abraham are getting up the communication on the field."
Next Saturday, the Stanthorpe Gremlins will play the Tenterfield Tigers.
"We have to give our players credit for turning up to the games," Shatte said.
"The main thing is to get enjoyment out of it.
"If they put their mind to it and get their concentration and fitness up, they could win some games."
Shatte hopes to see more players available for the game in Tenterfield next weekend.