Sport

Young Gremlins display true grit against Inglewood

TOUGH FIGHT: Stanthorpe Gremlins player Corey Rashleigh (right) goes up against an Inglewood player.
TOUGH FIGHT: Stanthorpe Gremlins player Corey Rashleigh (right) goes up against an Inglewood player. Liana Turner

AFTER a strong performance last week against Tenterfield and consecutive training attendances in the high-teens during the week, the Stanthorpe Rugby League club was left wondering after only nine players made themselves available on Saturday to play the second placed Roosters at Inglewood.

Stanthorpe Gremlins chairman David Ball said while they had some players out with injuries and work commitments, they still expected to have enough to field a side with a few reserves.

"We weren't expecting this, so to avoid receiving a fine and forfeiting a home game we decided to go out to Inglewood with what we had,” Ball said.

"We were behind the eight ball before we even started with the Inglewood side having the luxury of being able to rotate their 16 players. It's just impossible to mark up and cover the whole width of the field when you only have nine.”

Ball commended the players who turned up, however. "Most if not all of the Roosters' tries were scored when they threw it wide,” he said.

"Our defence was really good in the middle but we just couldn't contain them on the flanks. We tried hard but just couldn't get the numbers there in cover.”

Ball said that when Stanthorpe claimed possession of the ball, however, they controlled it well, completing sets and finding touch with their kicks.

"Our big men ran the ball up hard and our backs did manage to break the defensive line on a couple of occasions,” Ball said.

"The other plus for us is that we didn't sustain any major injuries from the game.”

Captain-coach Gary Skimmings said that despite the 62-2 loss he couldn't have asked for more from the team.

"Every single one of our players gave 110% and never dropped their heads, and for that the club cannot praise them enough,” he said.

"They showed what dedication, commitment and the Gremlin spirit is all about.”

Steven Foster was awarded players' player.

The Gremlins will travel to play against Killarney Cutters on Saturday and expect a better result with most of the injured players returning and some experienced players now available.

Inglewood will play a home game against Tenterfield in what's expected to be a strong battle for this season.

Stanthorpe Border Post

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

GALLERY: Spirits high as temperatures plummet at parkrun

Kathryn McConville and Kym O'Leary at Stanthorpe parkrun's Christmas in July event on Saturday, July 22.

Runners braved sub-zero conditions for parkrun's Christmas in July

St Joseph's talents impress in musical delight

Students on stage at Back to the 80s.

Young talents wowed the crowds for the first night of stage show

Indigenous art event to brings community together

One of the works at the upcoming GBATSIC exhibition at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.

NAIDOC celebrations continue at Weeroona Park and art gallery

Local Partners

Aileen recalls her Border Post years with fond memories

Aileen Maher remembers when the Stanthorpe Border Post was folded by hand and delivered straight into the arms of keenly waiting newsagents

Why crowds are loving Happy Kanye at Splendour

Danger Dave and Melissah Marie with the artwork Happy Kanye at Splendour in the Festival 2017.

By Barcelona-based artistic collective Hungry Castle

Amber Heard, Elon Musk among Splendour celebs

Bernard Fanning plays the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2017 on day 2.

DAY TWO of Splendour in the Grass was the day of celebrities.

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

What 'intimidated' Chris Hemsworth's Thor while filming?

The Aussie star has admitted to being “wildly intimidated” about going toe to toe with the Oscar winner who plays the 'goddess of death' Hela.

RECAP: Game of Thrones s7 episode 2 - Stormborn

Kit Harington in a scene from season seven episode two of Game of Thrones.

*WARNING this story contains spoilers*

‘Who thought this 9/11 movie was a good idea?’

Charlie Sheen is trapped in the Twin Towers on 9/11.

Has this Charlie Sheen movie already trashed on 9/11?

Ben cooks his way into the MasterChef grand final

MasterChef Australia's 2017f finalists Ben Ungermann and Diana Chan will battle it out in Monday's grand final.

IPSWICH cook draws on his Dutch heritage to impress the judges.

Clue buried in Game of Thrones intro

Is this a clue hidden in the Game of Thrones intro?

Is this a clue or a red herring left by the show's creators?

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes with police at Splendour

COPS: Police at Splendour.

VIDEO: Police confirm patrons caught with drugs inside their body.

FINAL CALL: Princes’ regret over last words to Diana

Prince William and Prince Harry have opened up about their mum, Princess Diana, in a new documentary. Picture: ITVSource:Supplied

Two princes regret rushing the last phonecall with their mother

'We’re goin' to Bonnie Doon!' and now you can too

How's the serenity?

The experience will have you exclaiming “how’s the serenity?”

New life for Bree and historic Oddfellows Hall

TWO CHANGES: Bree Dahl with her new baby Ivy in front of the historic Oddfellows Hall she purchased at auction and will renovate into a house.

Historic hall to be turned into home

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Townhouses planned for Nicklin Way site

CBRE's Brendan Robins and Rem Rafter on site at Wurtulla.

Prime 1.5ha Sunshine Coast property set for town homes development

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!