Killarney player John Bunch is tackled by Matt Gainey.
Killarney player John Bunch is tackled by Matt Gainey. JOHN TOWELLS

Cutters improve in close loss

THE Killarney Cutters played their best rugby league of the season before going down 36-28 to Inglewood at Charlie Andrews Oval on Saturday.

The Cutters started the game with eight on the bench, the most for the season so far.

The home side led 10-0 after two tries to hooker Jamie Watts and a conversion by Christopher McGregor in the opening 10 minutes of the game.

Inglewood scored three tries through Matt Gainey, Ashleigh Klein and Ryan Toswell. Chris Johnstone converted two tries as the Inglewood Roosters led 16-10.

Aaron McKinney scored just before half time to put Killarney only two points behind Inglewood.

In the second half, both teams were reduced to 12 men at one stage when Matthew Flint (Killarney) and Locky Prior (Inglewood) were sent to the sin bin only four minutes apart.

Killarney conceded three tries with mistakes in their own in goal.

With 10 minutes to go, Inglewood led 30-28 before coach Luke Wolfe scored. Johnstone converted for a 36-28 win.

Referee’s points went to Gainey (three), Adam Upton (Killarney, two) and Joey Frey (Inglewood, one).

In the game at Stanthorpe, Tenterfield beat the home side 32-20. Stanthorpe won reserve grade 40-16.

There is no club football this weekend due to representative games.



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