Cecil Sullivan scores the third of his three tries
The Hornets defence was just too strong for Murgon

April 22, 2012

The Cherbourg Hornets were just too strong at home for the Murgon Mustangs in Round 2 of the South Burnett Premier Rugby League played on Saturday afternoon.

A good crowd at Jack O’Chin Oval watched Cherbourg down Murgon 52-20, although the match was much closer in the earlier stages than the final scoreline indicated.

At half-time, Cherbourg was ahead 22-10 and the Mustangs looked set for a comeback after Willie Twaddle scored not long before the siren.

Twaddle scored again in the second half and Charlie Pawien went over the line in the 28th minute, but it wasn’t enough to stop the tide.

Best for Cherbourg were Cecil Sullivan and Gordon Fisher who both scored three tries apiece, while Nigel Williams scored a double. Robert Miller was kept busy in the kicking duties.

At Wondai, the Nanango Stags – which were forced to forfeit their Round 1 A Grade game against Cherbourg because of a lack of players – roared back into life in Round 2 of the competition.

The team, put together at the last minute, defeated the Wolves – who were coming off a win – by 44-16.

Showing a lot of heart, the Stags held Wondai scoreless in the second half.

In Blackbutt, Kingaroy notched up their second win, defeating the Timbertowners 58-16.

The Red Ants also took home a strong win in the U16s, defeating the combined Blackbutt / Central Burnett side 46-8.

Steve Simpson proved impossible to stop close to the line

RESULTS:

Cherbourg Hornets v Murgon Mustangs (at Cherbourg)
U12s 4-28
U14s 24-18
U16s 34-16
A Grade 52-20

Wondai Wolves v Nanango Stags (at Wondai)
U12s 8-48
U14s 12-12
U16s bye
A Grade 16-44

Blackbutt Timbertowners v Kingaroy Red Ants (at Blackbutt)
A Grade 16-58

Central Burnett Brumbies v Kingaroy Red Ants (at Blackbutt)
U12s 4-16
U14s 22-16
U16s 8-46

There was a real family atmosphere at Jack O'Chin Oval when the Hornets faced Murgon. From left, Denise Sullivan, Mikira Fisher, Starla Davidson and Lani Alberts

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