Gremlins senior season underway

A last minute scramble from Jayden Zanatta stopped the Warriors from making this end to end runaway try. Pictures Samantha Wantling.

Stanthorpe Gremlins have started their delayed Border Rugby League season with a mixed bag of results of against the strong Inglewood Roosters at Inglewood on Saturday.

Gremlins president Roger O’Brien said it was a tough day for the Roosters who were remembering two former club members lost in recent weeks, however they came home strongly in the men’s game running away with the game.

“Our men had been pretty competitive up to half-time and then Inglewood ran away with 50-16,” he said.

“Inglewood were undefeated last year. Our players player for the men was our hooker Nick Lawer.

“We have a new team, lots of new faces so it will take them a couple of weeks to gel but we’ve improved dramatically from the round robin so there were plenty of positives come of the game for us.

“However our Ladies came out with a win defeating Inglewood 16-14.

“It was a very close game, it was good football.

“Our player of the match was fullback Erika Sawyer-Picknell.”

While the seniors were at Inglewood the juniors had home games against Wattles at home at Sullivan Oval.

O’Brien said the day saw the club mark respect month combining with service group Zonta. He said the was big success and the Stanthorpe chapter of Zonta and the club planned to make it an on-going event each year

The senior Gremlins now have the bye but will have a double-header on 25 May at Texas with the ladies and the men playing.

The Gremlins take on McIntyre while Texas take on Inglewood.