Mount Gambier RL 9’s Cup Wrap-up Round 3
Gambier Warriors 30 defeated Blue Lake Knights 24 in a highly competitive game. Warriors were quick to get on the scoreboard with Cori Kennedy scoring his side’s first try of the game after just two minutes of play. Both teams settled down into a solid game of football with a try for a try in the first half. Successful conversions by the Warriors gave them a two-point lead at halftime. Trailing 12-10, the Knights came out attacking in the second half, but the Warriors were not be outdone and ran out six-point winners. Best on ground was Knights Lloyd Pearce-Raisin who scored two tries. Other standout players were Warriors Kyle Doak who scored one try and Knights Conway Johnson who scored two tries and two conversions.
Naracoorte Jets 24 defeated Eastern Dragons 18 in a top of the table clash. In a tight and physical contest from the onset, Jets were the first on the scoreboard through Steve Anderson. Trailing 6-0, the Dragons fought back and crossed the try-line twice to lead halftime 12-6. Dragons continued their dominating form in the second half with Rordan Walker scoring his second try for the game. Meanwhile, his brother Jayden Walker played an impressive defensive game with some try-saving tackles. But the lack of subs on the Dragons bench saw the Jets run away with the win scoring four more tries before the final siren. Best on ground was Dragons Rordon Walker who scored two tries. Other standout players were Jets Kyme Lewis who scored two tries and Dragons Jayden Walker.
In Round 4 on Friday August 22nd at East Gambier Football Club, Naracoorte Jets will play Blue Lake Knights at 6.30pm and Eastern Dragons will play Gambier Warriors at 7.40pm.
Mt. Gambier RL 9’s Cup Ladder after R3:
Jets 6, Dragons 4, Warriors 2, Knights 0.