June 17, 2013
The South Burnett Thrashers put on a good display for the rugby fans who turned up at St Mary’s Oval on Saturday afternoon despite the cold and blustery conditions.
Goondiwindi proved too good in the end – the final score was 28-17 – but the match was close at times with the score at one point 14-12.
Club president Shane O’Malley said the Emus took their chances and made the most of them.
“They were a little bit better than us but we still played really well,” he said.
Player of the match was Mitch Clark. Mick Smallwood, in the centres, and hooker Joel Wolski also had good games.
South Burnett has a bye next weekend.
The Thrashers’ next game will be a home game against Highfields Redbacks which will be played at 1:30pm on June 29 at St Mary’s Oval in Kingaroy.
They will be going into the game with their tails up after easily overcoming the Redbacks 54-14 when they met in Round 3 at Gatton.
“We can hopefully get in the winning way against Highfields again,” Shane said.
“We’ll be looking to put in another good performance at home.”
Shane confirmed that this has been the best season for the Thrashers since they joined the Darling Downs B Grade competition.
He said the team’s aim now was to make it into the finals, particularly with the way the draw looks.
They have seven games left in the season to play, and five of them are home games.
UPDATE June 27: Highfields has forfeited Saturday’s match