Kingaroy have second chance at Chinchilla
RUGBY LEAGUE: Kingaroy fought a hard match again Central Burnett Brumbies to make it through to the grand final today.
Kingaroy came out firing with Cody Gale scoring a try in the opening minute of the game.
A successful conversion by Andre Woltmann brought the score to 6-0 in the very opening stages of the game.
Malakhi Swan broke away from the pack and ran a decent length by himself to score the second try for Kingaroy.
Woltmann was on his kicking game converting the try bringing the score to 12-0.
Danyne Dakin-Mimi opened the scoring for the home side and succesful converted his own try to bring the score to 12-6.
With just under a minute left on the clock for the first half Thomas Oram scored the third try to Kingaroy to make the half time score 16-6.
Both looked strong as they came out at half time to prove that the deserved a place in the grand final.
In the first minute of the second half Ryan Johnson scored the second try for the Brumbies.
Dakin-Mimi once again converted the try to bring the score to 16-12.
As the scoreline became closer both teams could felt like the grand final was within reach.
Jayson Hazel scored the fourth try for Kingaroy with 16 minutes left on the clock however the conversion attempt was unsuccessful bringing the score to 20-12.
Johnson from the Brumbies once again fired back with seven minutes left on the clock to being the game to 20-16.
There were only just over two minutes remaining on the clock when Harrison Brown scored the final try of the match for Kingaroy.
Once again the final try was converted by Woltmann to make the final score 26-16.
Coach of the Kingaroy side Ty Brown said that he was feeling very proud of his teams performance.
"They are a good bunch of kids and they deserved it, it was a good hard effort and it went right down to the wire,” he said.
Brown thinks that his side will be able to give Chinchillia a good run in the grand final next week.
"Chinchilla is a good side but if we turn up on the day and put 100 per cent effort in, hopefully we will run away with the trophy,” he said.
Brown said that the boys have been playing good football all year and last weekend was probably the teams worst game.
"We haven't lost many games this year, so they have been playing good football all year,” he said.
Brown said that his team deserved to be in the grand final.
"I'm just proud of them and their effort, their not the biggest side out there but they have got the biggest hearts,” he said.
Coach of the Central Burnett Brumbies Steve Trott said the game was easily the teams best performance against Kingaroy all season.
"We had our chances, we let a few slip but very very proud of the boys,” he said.
Trott said that he was feeling a little bit emotional after the game as he has finished coaching now.
"I have coached for a lot of years, but it's time for someone else, these kids they are like family to me,” he said.
Trott said the presentation will probably be hard, as will not getting up early on Saturday moring to go to games.
"Everything has got to come to an end,” he said.
Trott said that a lot of the players were unable to make today's game due to sickness and school camps however the players that he did have played very well.