Brothers delighted with Baker Shield win
THE Gladstone Brothers reserve grade is in high spirits after winning back the Mack Baker Shield from Calliope at Saturday's memorial match.
Each year, two Gladstone rugby league clubs play in memory of past player Mack Baker who played for both the Brothers and Calliope reserve grades throughout his life.
Gladstone President Paul Smith said the shield meant a lot to both clubs but the Brothers were happy to hold it once again.
He said the 30-26 victory was very evenly contested by Calliope.
"The Brothers lead the way but Calliope fought back," he said.
"It was anyone's game till the final whistle. Calliope was very dangerous till the end."
Calliope president Trevor Huth said he wasn't too disappointed with the result.
"It was a good game, as it always is with Brothers," he said.
Rooster's fullback Mason Garland and Brothers player Tim Smith were named the players of the match. Saturday also marked Calliope's first ever club day.
Huth said it was a reflection of how much the club had grown in the past five years.
He said it was a great day and he had fielded a lot of positive feedback so far.
"We had a good home crowd and a lot of support," he said.
Huth said he was very grateful for all the support from volunteers and the general community.
"We couldn't have done it without them," he said.