Mount Gambier RL 9’s Cup Wrap-up Round 6
Blue Lake Knights won their first and last game of the season defeating Gambier Warriors 40-12. Both sides showed their impressive growth in a hard-hitting and fast paced game. After a scoreless 10 minutes of play, Knights got on the scoreboard and dominated the remainder of the half with Bryce Strachan and Conway Johnson scoring two tries each. Trailing 24-0 at halftime, the Warriors came out fighting and crossed the try-line in the opening five minutes of the second half. But the Knights continued their offensive dominance with Strachan scoring his third try and Connor Flanigan joining the multiple try-scorers with two to his name. The Warriors continued attacking and scored a further two tries making the final margin 28 points. Best on ground was Knights Matt Kasparian who played an impressive game. Other standout players were Knights Bryce Strachan and Warriors Darren Hart who were both multiple try-scorers for their team.
In a top of the table clash, Naracoorte Jets 24 defeated Eastern Dragons 16 in another hard-hitting and close contest. The Jets showed their experience and scored the first three tries of the game before an 8-manned Dragons fought back with their own attacking play. The Dragons scored twice in two minutes and with successful conversions, they only trailed by two points at halftime. Leading 14-12, the Jets used the interchange to their advantage and ran away with game. Best on ground was Jets Henry Baldwin who scored one try. Other standout players were Dragons Rordan Walker who scored one try and Jets Tui Makoare.
This week’s Grand Final on Friday September 12th, will see Jets verse Dragons at 6.30pm at East Gambier Football Club. Dragons will have experienced players returning to their side this week as the Jets look to cap-off a perfect unbeaten season.
Mt. Gambier RL 9’s Cup Ladder after R6:
Jets 12, Dragons 8, Warriors 2, Knights 2.