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7 June, 2021

Under 18’s star for Roosters

INNISFAIL took the points 28-8 over the Atherton Roosters on Saturday night but it was another spirited effort from the Roosters who continue to struggle without several of their topliners.


INNISFAIL took the points 28-8 over the Atherton Roosters on Saturday night but it was another spirited effort from the Roosters who continue to struggle without several of their topliners. 

The round eight Cairns District Rugby League premiership match was full of highlights as both sides went hard from the outset on a fine track at Innisfail. 

First match points came to Atherton through a Ty Grogan penalty conversion before Innisfail delivered two tries and went to the break leading 12-2. 

The Roosters put themselves back in the picture with a try soon after the restart and were now in the contest for a major upset.

A couple of opportunities went begging for the Roosters through poor ball handling which allowed Innisfail to reload and put their stamp on the match. 

Despite the earlier scare, the class of the Innisfail first grade thirteen came through and they sealed victory with tries at the 72nd and 78th minute marks. 

The Atherton Roosters under 18 side came away with a 26-16 win over Innisfail after outscoring their opposition six tries to two and leading 14-4 at the break. 

Matthew Serra, Darcy Gatacre, Brad Hammond, Jayden Ives, Clayton Dalgety and Caleb Dawson all scored four pointers in the Roosters victory. 

Innisfail won the reserve grade game 30-16 and also took the points 16-4 over the Roosters in the ladies match. 

 Premiership action returns to Atherton’s Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium this Saturday with the Senior Roosters hosting Edmonton Storm.


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