Valleys enjoy a big victory
IN last weekend’s round of the Challenge Cup, Valleys defeated CQU Norths Chargers 50-20 at Marley Brown Oval.
Terry Dunnett scored two tries for Valleys, with Darcy Gilbert, Cameron Chynoweth, Mathew Chadwick, Clinton Docherty, Rob Williams, Dave Connolly, Shannon Chynoweth and Kane Jarvis all scoring one try each.
Geoff Prizeman converted four tries and Clinton Docherty also kicked a goal.
Valleys coach Mark McManus said the whole team played really well.
“In the first half it was try for try between us and the score was 20-all at half-time,” Mark said.
“In the second half we completed our sets and got on top of them in the end.
“Our goal was to keep them scoreless in the second half and we did just that.”
Valleys’ Joe Hayward was named man of the match.
In reserve grade, Valleys defeated Norths 36-28 and Valleys also defeated Norths 38-26 in under-20s.
Wallabys 52 defeated Biloela 22 at Calliope.
Chris Butler scored three tries for Wallabys, Nigel Daisy two and Luke Blanchard, Sam Herbert, Adam Alexander and Ron Craig all scoring one each.
Biloela’s try scorers were Brad Heid 2, and Kane Stevens and Phil Kooyman each scored one try.
Matt Baker scored all six goals for the Wallabys.
In reserve grade Wallabys defeated Biloela 40-10 and Tannum Sands defeated Calliope 28-18.
A minor incident broke out during the Wallabys Biloela reserve grade game where Wallabys number 19 Graham Ward headbutted a Biloela player and was sent from the field in the 35th minute. Gladstone Brothers defeated Fitzroy Gracemere 22-16.
Gladstone Brothers coach Mark Graham said it was a hard-fought game.
“Everyone played real hard and all of our front-rowers were outstanding,” he said.
Andrew Murdoch, Mains Rongo and Damian Hill were outstanding for Gladstone.
“Jarrod Johnson played superbly but he came off injured,” Graham said.
Trevor Huth, Mains Rongo and Jarrod Johnson scored the tries for Gladstone.
“We’ve got plenty of work to do in training and we have a bye next week to concentrate on that,” Graham added.
In other matches last weekend Yeppoon Seagulls were beaten by Rockhampton Brothers 22-18.
This was Yeppoon’s second loss this season.
Tannum Sands had a bye.