Muddies clean up against Bundy

THE ground was as hard as the players at Bundaberg last weekend when the Gladstone Mudcrabs defeated the Brothers Bulldogs in their A-grade clash on Saturday.

President of the Gladstone Mudcrabs Aaron Barrett said the team came into the game as underdogs but managed to scrape through.

“We travelled down to Bundaberg with only 19 players.” Barrett said.

“The Brothers Bulldogs won the grand final last year and have only dropped one game this year and we beat them by eight points.

“We were a little bit short of players and we had a really young side with a few guys playing for the first time for the club. Most of the side on the weekend were between 16 years and 22 years,” he said.

Barrett said the Bulldogs are a really strong physical side and the boys managed to come away with a win which was really fantastic.

“Elisha Yasso played a hard and fast game at centre half back and he was the standout throughout the whole game,” he said.

“And Daniel Clay got bashed around all day but stepped up and kept winning the ball every time.

“Finbar Wray-McCann, Josh Iaquinto and Arron Patton were also standouts on the day,” Barrett said.

Mr Barrett said Brothers got the wooden spoon last year and from all accounts they have worked hard and look pretty good this year.

“We have not won a pre-season game away from home and this year we have won both of our pre-season games which is fantastic.

“The youth that we have got is really exciting and we believe that we will be a contender,” Barrett said.

Season kick-off for the Mudcrabs starts April 10 at home playing Brothers from Rockhampton.

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