Cherbourg through to grand final
RUGBY LEAGUE: Cherbourg secured victory to make it through to the grand final.
Both teams gave it their all on the field in the under 12s preliminary final played in Gayndah today.
Cherbourg scored the first points of the game through Patrick Malone making the score 4-0 as the conversion was waved away.
With seconds before the half time hooter Cherbourg scored again through Keanu Purcell-Wragge making the score 8-0.
Purcell-Wragge then converted his own try making the score 10-0 as teams headed to the half time break.
Cherbourg came out firing after half time scoring an early try through Christian Simpson making the score 14-0.
Kingaroy quickly followed with a try through Rory Crumpton making the score 14-4.
The try was converted by Thomas Frohloff making the score 14-6.
In the final ten minutes of the game heated up with both sides knowing what was on the line.
Kingaroy scored with nine minutes left on the clock through Ty Weekes bringing the score to 14-10.
Cherbourg quickly fired back with another try with six minutes left on the clock through Christian Simpson bringing the score to 18-10.
Kingaroy had repeated sets near the try line but the nerves and pressure of the end of the game had got to the side and they were unable to convert possession into points.
When it looked like the game was over Churbourg scored again through Steven Aubery to bring the final score of the game to 22-10.
Assistant Coach for the Kingaroy side Taylor Stead said that he was feeling pretty down after the sides loss.
"As with any finals game it's not the way that you want to end your season, you always want to see your boys make it to the final,” he said.
Stead said that the majority of boys in the team are only 11 so it was their first taste of finals footy.
"A lot of the boys were nervous, that's probably what lead to our slow starts, it probably doesn't help it to much those boys being younger but they ended up going out there keen,” he said.
Stead said overall he is really proud of the way that the boys played today but with the older boys on the Cherbourg side, they had a step ahead.
"I'm proud of the boys and how they went and they have come along way during the season,” he said.
Stead said that they started of with 30 registered kids and it was a bit disappointing having to drop so many for finals.
"I'm happy with the way that the boys have gone and keen for next year,” he said.