Gremlins grind it out
THE Gremlins came out on top in the much-anticipated clash with the Wallangarra Rams at Sullivan Oval on Saturday.
Gremlins spokesman Paul Shatte said crowds flocked and tempers flared when the two rivals went head-to-head.
"It was a great crowd for what I guess you'd call the local derby," he said.
"Both sides were guilty of a lack of discipline.
"But once they got that out of their system they played good, hard football."
Shatte said it was the home side's fitness that got them over the line.
They stormed home to win 48-22.
"Wallangarra came out all guns blazing," he said.
"It took a while for us to find our feet.
"We hoped our fitness and experience would come out on top.
"In the end that's what happened."
Shatte said Jason Cobon and newcomer Tyson Mitchell were starting to form a very good combination.
He also said Ben Warr and Cameron Robazza were strong in the forwards.
Youngster Alex Archibald-Binge made the most of his time out on the wing.
Shatte said Wallangarra would be one of the teams to watch.
"They stuck with it all game," he said.
"They'll be a good side throughout the season."
Rams coach Brent Irwin said he was disappointed with the result.
"It was just one of those days," he said.
"We probably psyched ourselves up too much because we were playing against Stanthorpe.
"It was the worst we've played all year.
"Nothing seemed to work on the weekend."
Irwin said the team would be in for some hard training in preparation for the next round.
He will be hoping to turn the result around when the Rams next shape up against the Gremlins.
Stanthorpe will host unknown side Goondiwindi Maroon next weekend.
Wallangarra will take on Inglewood away from home.
Stanthorpe pair Jason Cobon and Liam Lawton showed good form to score two tries each in the win against Wallangarra.