Muddies open up season’s account with win over Brothers
THE Gladstone Mudcrabs are celebrating their first win of the season after taking down the Rockhampton Brothers at Kele Park at the weekend.
Scoring was low in the first half with visiting Gladstone leading hosts Brothers one to three.
But Gladstone got kicking in the second half, going on to take a 14.8 (92) to 6.11 (47) victory.
Mudcrabs assistant coach Mick Larkins said he was happy to finally get a win.
"We have finally started to gel together," he said. "It was very good win and a good performance from the boys. They just ran away with it in the end."
Larkins named Rick Windridge as the best player on the ground.
"He did a fanatic job in centre," he said. "He played very well."
Two under-17 players, Ben Dempsey and Josh Brown, also stepped up to play in the weekends match.
"It was time for them to step up and play with the big boys," Larkins said.
"They played fantastic. I'm looking forward to putting in again next week."
The Mudcrabs will face the Rockhampton Panthers in another tough away game next weekend.
"Hopefully we can get in there and have a repeat performance of this week," Larkins said.
Gladstone Mudcrabs 2.4 5.8 9.9 16.13 (109) def Brothers 'Roos 1.3 1.6 5.9 7.11 (53)
GOALS: Reece Sadleir 6, Zachary Jahn 3, Dale Sparkman 3, Tristan Stevens 2, Josh Ling 1, Rick Windridge 1.