MATCH: Junior Gremlin attempts to escape the Suburbs players.
MATCH: Junior Gremlin attempts to escape the Suburbs players. Juanita Watson

Junior Gremlins take on the Suburbs in Warwick

LAST week the Junior Gremlins made the journey to Warwick again to play Suburbs with some glorious weather on hand.

Our younger grades of 7s to 10s had plenty of fun and continue to improve as the season draws to an end and the U12s played better defensively although going down 22-6 in a hard-fought game.

The U14s had limited players although they played well against a well-drilled Suburbs team, the Girls' league tag sang the Gremlins team song loud and proud after another great win and our under 16s went down in a close game and now need to win this weekend to give them a chance of playing in the finals.

This week the Junior Gremlins face the Tenterfield Tigers at home. Please check with coaches at training for game times.

Go the mighty Gremlins.

Under-7s

ON A beautiful sunny Saturday morning, our under-7s played the Warwick Suburbs team.

Jayce led the team out and led by example in what was a fast paced and physical game. The boys showed plenty of grit and determination in defence as well as attack.

The tryline tackling and plenty of effort saw the team hold out Suburbs on several occasions with Liam, Dustin, Jax, and Jett's work around the middle outstanding.

Tryscorers for the day were Chase, Jayce, Brock and Jake, with Liam and Dustin unlucky not to have got across with some of their best runs of the season.

Man of the match was Jett.

Everybody is looking forward to our next game at home and trying to finishing the season on a high.

Under-9s

GAME TIME: Stanthorpe Junior Gremlins travelled to Warwick to take on Suburbs on Saturday.
GAME TIME: Stanthorpe Junior Gremlins travelled to Warwick to take on Suburbs on Saturday. Juanita Watson

THE under-9s were very excited to be playing their last game of the year as Tenterfield doesn't have a side.

They came up against a very well-drilled Suburbs side and despite being beaten can be very proud of their effort.

Coach Darrell was very pleased again with defence, especially James, Eli and Jordan M.

Gage and Ethan both made lots of tackles from marker which limited the amount of meters Suburbs gained.

Jordan S, Tristan and Sharn played really well on the edges and Emmanual and Blake made some determined runs up the middle.

Harri M played his best game out of dummy half and Harry C used his size and strength with some terrific runs.

Hopefully all the boys play again next year; we have some very talented players.

Under-10s

SOME hard running by all the forwards, Jamal, Riley and Angus set a standard of clashes for the game.

They tackled hard and never gave up with their defence. Coach Mick commented it was some of the best he had seen all season.

They started the second half with the confidence that they could do better.

They did not let Suburbs have it all their own way and there was some great running by the backs combining together that led to a try by Oscar L, with a successful conversion by Mitchell.

Man of the match was Angus and runner-up was Zane D.

Great game by all!

Under-11s

ESCAPE: Junior Gremlin outruns an attempted tackle.
ESCAPE: Junior Gremlin outruns an attempted tackle. Juanita Watson

ONCE again we headed to Warwick this time to take on Suburbs.

Jet lag kicked in and the boys were slow to start and came up against a red-hot Suburbs under-11s.

Things did not go our way and it was hard work making ground and keeping Suburbs out.

At half time to the boys' credit they were all making suggestions on what they needed to improve which showed great understanding of the game.

All players gave 100 per cent right until full time and the never give up attitude and team spirit was there right till the siren.

Player of the match forwards went to Sharn 'Blocker' Roach for hard running and great defence.

Charlie Peats was player of the match backs for great direction from dummy half and cover defence.

Go the awesome 11s.

Girls' League Tag

THE Gremlins were on a road trip to Warwick to tackle Suburbs in what was predicted to be a close game.

On the back of a couple of big games, confidence was high and team moral good.

Players, coach and supporters were keen for their first win away from home.

The game delivered another big effort by the whole team, showing a good defensive line and structure, with the Gremlins able to hold out the Suburbs attack for the entire half. A late try to Kristy Bell took the score to 4-nil at the half.

The second half started well for both teams with limited opportunity to score, until Isabel Kay put on a short side play, dummy to the open side and scored in the corner, which took the lead out to 8 points.

Suburbs came back with some good play and numerous sets on the line, Gremlins again held them off.

Possession came back to the Gremlins and a great individual try from Kristy Bell slicing through the defence as she went on to score under the post for her second try of the day with a successful conversion from Ana Kafusi.

Suburbs hit back late but the game went to the Gremlins 14-6. The Gremlins team song was yet again sung loud and proud.

Under 16s

TEAM WORK: Junior Gremlins work together to tackle a Suburbs player.
TEAM WORK: Junior Gremlins work together to tackle a Suburbs player. Juanita Watson

THE boys travelled to Warwick to take on Suburbs.

It was a crucial match for the boys and their finals chances.

Suburbs were first to score to take a six-point lead.

Stanthorpe hit back with a good solo try to Ky Rashleigh.

With continued possession and smart play saw the Gremlins go in again with Dan McMeniman scoring a barging try.

Up by six and the half time not far away until Suburbs hit back to score and level the scores at 12-12 at the break.

Coach Fleming was satisfied with the first half and was confident the boys could win. After the break Suburbs were the team to dominate.

Scoring twice and the Gremlins scoreless resulted in Suburbs getting up 20-12. Coach Fleming was disappointed with the effort in the second half.

It was an important lesson to learn about digging deep when everything is going against them.

Dylan Meddings was a standout for the Gremlins.

This week the boys take on Tenterfield at home.

This is a must-win game for the boys.

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