Killarney brave but Texas wins

THE Killarney Cutters put in their best performance of the season in going down 38-32 to Texas at Reg Saunders Oval on Saturday.

The score was 22-all at halftime.

Killarney forward Josh Taylor scored early in the second half to put his side in front.

Dion Galloway scored the next try, Nat Hooper converting for the Cutters to lead 32-22.

Texas came back with four unconverted tries to win.

Luke Van Zeeland, who grabbed a 70-metre intercept try, Christopher McGregor, Shane Frier and Aaron McKinney scored in the first half.

Hooper kicked four goals from six attempts.

Cutters president John Towells said his side was unlucky not to win.

“Things didn't go our way late in the game,” Towells said.

Brett Watts and Frier had top games along with McGregor, Scott McMahon and Cameron Glasby who returned to the field for Killarney on Saturday.

While Killarney is yet to win a game, only 11 of the 20 rounds of fixtures have been played so there is still an outside chance for the Cutters to make the top-four in the five-team A-grade competition.

The last break for the Border Rugby League was on the Queen's Birthday weekend.

Last weekend was the third of 12 successive weekends of fixtures although each team has at least two byes in the final three months of the fixture season.

Referees' points at Texas: James Moore (Texas) 3, Brett Watts (Killarney) 2, Tim Smith (Texas) 1.


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