8 May, 2023
Late tries to Tully secure win
TWO late tries helped the Tully Tigers to a 28-26 win over the Atherton Roosters in Saturday night’s FNQ rugby league premiership match played at Atherton’s Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium.
Errors at the back end of the contest proved costly for the Roosters who fell behind on the scoreboard in the final ten minutes after leading 26-16.
First half tries to Tom Cuda, Brett Power and Ty Grogan gave the Roosters a 12-4 lead at the break.
The Roosters looked comfortable at the 70th minute with their 26-16 lead before allowing Tully in for the two late game savers, giving them a two-point win.
Roosters winger Tom Cuda highlighted in the final count with three tries while fullback Ty Grogan crossed for a double.
Atherton did outscore Tully six tries to five but only kicked one conversion while their opposition were successful with four two pointers. In the U18 match, the young Roosters won over Tully 34-16 after leading 14-12 at the break.
Tully took the reserve grade points 32-4 over the Roosters.
This Saturday the Atherton Senior Roosters play against the Gladiators at Mareeba this Saturday.