Roosters dominate grand final

SAM Martin was player of the final as Inglewood won its second premiership in the Border Rugby League with a 35-10 victory against Stanthorpe at the Macintyre Sports Complex on Saturday.

In front of one of the biggest grand-final crowds in the 15-season history of the league, Inglewood led 18-0 at half-time and 31-0 with 14 minutes to go.

Martin played in the centres for Inglewood.

Lock Brent Osborne was strong in attack for the winners with half-back Matt Gainery playing the perfect role as coach, setting up many of his team's plays.

Border Rugby League A-grade player of the year and Stanthorpe half-back Jason Wilmot played strongly for Stanthorpe and received good support from centre Nathan Shatte and forward Brendan Perkins.

Inglewood led all the way to win reserve grade against new team Wallangarra.

The home side led 10-6 at half-time and extended the lead to 16-6 before Wallangarra scored with two minutes to go.

Wallangarra five-eighth Corey Torrens scored the Wallangarra points.

Steven Potter was strong for Inglewood.

Scores:

A-grade: Inglewood 35 (Brent Hearne 2, Sam Martin, Matt Gainey, Brent Osborne, Ashley Kleine tries, Matt Gainey 5 goals and a field goal) d Stanthorpe 10 (Jason Wilmot 2 tries and 1 goal). Reserve grade: Inglewood 16 (Matthew Price, Jayden Klein, Tyler Wolff tries, Steve Sauverain 2 goals) d Wallangarra 10 (Corey Torrens 2 tries and 1 goal).

Trophy winners:

A-grade player of the year Jason Wilmot (Stanthorpe), most consistent Brent Hearne and Matt Gainey (both Inglewood), colt of the year Kyle Marsh (Stanthorpe), most points Jason Wilmot (Stanthorpe), most tries Jason Wilmot (Stanthorpe) and Brent Hearne (Inglewood), coach of the year Shane Donnelly (Wallangarra), club officials of the year Dean Hines and Bradley Springborg (Wallangarra), Jack Rush Memorial Trophy for top representative player Robbie Morris (Texas), reserve-grade player of the year Corey Torrens.



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