6 June, 2022
Gladiators falter in front of Innisfail
HOPES for a potential Mareeba Gladiators winning streak has been crushed as the Innisfail Leprechauns put up a dominating 66-point win over the Gladiators at Davies Park on Saturday night in their first grade face off.
The Gladiators were on a high coming off their first win of the season and looked to keep the momentum going, however Innisfail proved to be an impassable roadblock when the siren sounded on Saturday.
The home side looked lost in the first 10 minutes of the game as Innisfail punched right through the Gladiators defence three times and crossing the line to try, putting up early points and setting the pace for the remainder of the game.
Mareeba’s only try came five minutes into the restart after halftime courtesy of Trezman Banjo who once again made his presence known on the field however Innisfail had already sealed the deal leading 32-6.
Innisfail had settled into an offensive and defensive rhythm, completing their sets while completely shutting down the Gladiators at every turn - they put up 66 points before the final siren sounded.
The Gladiators will now attempt a come back as they travel away to face the Edmonton Storm at Petersen Park in Edmonton this Sunday.