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20 April, 2021

Gators claim first win of season

THE Mareeba Gladiators had their first win of the season after facing the Tully Tigers on the road on Saturday night.

By Rhys Thomas

Gladiator front rower, Caleb Dally

THE Mareeba Gladiators had their first win of the season after facing the Tully Tigers on the road on Saturday night. 

After several injuries on Thursday the depleted Gladiators side was not at its strongest going up against the Tigers in their territory. 

The game started slow and in the Tigers favour as the Gladiators gave up a 12-nil lead within the first 15 minutes. 

The Gladiators stuck it out getting several of their players over the line and despite some silly errors, the away side won the match 28-18.

Mareeba Gladiators A Grade captain coach Trent Barnard was pleased to get the win on the road despite having a weakened side.

“I spoke to the boys during the week that it was going to be a tough road trip, but we really wanted to get three points after Mossman,” he said.

“We wanted to travel down there and make a statement that we can travel on the road and perform.

“The next two weeks of football will be back home against the two top sides, Brothers and Innisfail.” 

Mareeba will now face off against Cairns Brothers with a special ANZAC Day game this Sunday, April 25.  


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