Stanthorpe forward Leon Karena (with ball) was in the winning Patron’s Cup team on Saturday.
Stanthorpe forward Leon Karena (with ball) was in the winning Patron’s Cup team on Saturday. John Towells

Gremlins win cup against Tigers

STANTHORPE scored a 34-30 victory against Tenterfield in Saturday’s Border Rugby League Patron’s Shield game at Tigers Park, Tenterfield.

The home side was up 22-12 at halftime.

Stanthorpe scored the first two tries of the second half to level the score at 22-all.

With 10 minutes to go, Tenterfield led by two points before Stanthorpe scored to take the lead. Halfback Jason Wilmot converted.

The win gives the Gremlins successive trophy wins as they won the premiership trophy with an A-grade victory against Killarney in the final game of the 2009 season.

The Patron’s Shield is played in the second round between the leading sides at the end of the first round.

Forward Dale Perkins was the players’ player for the winners. Leon Karena came off the bench to play strongly in the front row.

Pat Toohey scored two tries for Stanthorpe in a strong performance at fullback.
 

Proud Cutters effort

JOHN Towells is walking away contented with his side’s performance after the Killarney Cutters went down 44-6 to Inglewood in the Border Rugby League game at Millmerran on Saturday.

The senior game followed a day of junior league action between home side Millwood (Inglewood/Millmerran) and Eastern Suburbs.

Towells said the Cutters put up a strong effort with only 13 players.

“Inglewood had about eight on the bench so our boys did well not to concede more points,” Towells said.

“The Inglewood club praised the effort of our players on the day.”

The home side led 18-6 at halftime.

Killarney fullback Nat Hooper was the try scorer and Brett Watts landed the conversion for a 6-0 lead after four minutes.

Three referees’ points for best and fairest went to Inglewood forward Brent Bennett.

Inglewood half-back Tony Morris played strongly. Brett Watts was the Cutters best.

Towells said his side had two players injured and two unavailable due to a bowls carnival.

“The club has 23 players we are relying on for the rest of the season,” Towells said.

There are no Border fixtures this weekend and Killarney has the bye on June 19 before hosting Tenterfield on June 26.



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