Minton gorges on five ?meat pies
By CRAIG ROSScraigr@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
TANNUM Sands try-scoring hero Trent Minton enjoyed an almost perfect Saturday night, crossing for six tries in two Gladstone and District Rugby League matches at Dennis Park.
Minton crossed for five 'meat pies' in his under-19 side's commanding 50-12 victory over Brothers before he added another in the A grade clash.
The only dampener on his night was that the A grade side, for which he had been named on the bench but played almost the entire match, were defeated by a strong Brothers outfit.
Minton, who replaced his brother Shaun as halfback and goalkicker after his older sibling suffered a rib injury early in the A grade clash, played down his five-try feat.
'It was just being in the right place at the right time for a couple of tries ? luck of the bounce,' he said yesterday.
However, he was happy to concede that he makes his own luck by following the play and backing up at all times to make sure he is on the spot when a try is on.
In yesterday's under-19 clash, Valleys lock forward Harry Jones proved he also knew the way to the tryline, scoring three tries in the Diehards' 30-12 win over Biloela at Marley Brown Oval.
Like Minton, he also backed up to score a try in A grade. In reserve grade ,Brothers winger Brendan Smith and five-eighth Lee MacBeath scored two tries apiece in the Brethren's 38-16 win over Tannum Sands.
Biloela centre Bryce Woodmass snared three in his side's 42-20 win over Valleys yesterday.