Gremlins celebrate first home game with a thriller

Gremlin's men's player of the match halfback Tyler Sargent receives his award from Dylan Dunbar.

By Tania Phillips

Stanthorpe Gremlins men’s side thrilled the local crowd beating Texas in their first home Border Rugby League match of the year by one point in a thriller.

“It was wonderful,” Gremlins president Roger O’Brien said of the club’s first senior game at Sullivan Oval.

“We had a really good crowd and a really good turn-out so we are really appreciative of the Stanthorpe community getting behind us again this year.

“We took on the Texas Terriers and our ladies went down 24-10 and in the men’s we ended up getting away with the win 29-28 – it was a really exciting game of football.”

O’Brien said the Gremlin’s men had come back from 28-10 score line to grab the one-point victory.

“Halfback Tyler Sargeant kicked a field goal with a minute to go to grab the victory,” he said.

“The lead up to the field goal, was just a perfect set of six it was just worked out perfectly. The boys did a wonderful job with that set. They were pretty determined to win this game at home.”

Thrilling matches have been the order of the day for the Gremlins this year according to O’Brien.

“The competition is so competitive and so close for the men’s and ladies,” he said.

“Our past four games, we’ve had two draws, lost by two points and now won by one. It’s been such a great competition.

“The Ladies competition has been really close too – very competitive and both of our sides are really going well.”

The Gremlins have a bye this weekend and then take on Inglewood back at Sullivan Oval.