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Innisfail Leprechauns A-grade finish with a draw against Kangaroos

28/May/2021
Tamzin Muriata scored the first try for Innisfail in the Women’s game against the Kangaroos. Photo: Maria Girgenti

INNISFAIL Leprechauns hosted Cairns Kangaroos at Callendar Park last Saturday and the A-grade match ended in a 14 – 14 all draw with both teams having to settle for one point each.  

The try scorers for Innisfail were Robert Meeks, Daniel Mooka, and Lata Fakalelu, and Aaron Jolley one goal, whilst Tyrese Brown was named Player of the Match.

Innisfail A-grade Coach, Leon Hallie, conceded it was a tough game but was happy with the team’s effort. 

“Obviously, we would have liked to get the win and felt we deserved it, but, to Kangaroos’ credit, they played very well and showed great desperation to put themselves back into the game.” 

“We could have handled things better at the end and risked the result of a draw for a couple of low percentage plays in an attempt to achieve the win, which put us under extreme, unnecessary pressure.”

“Atherton will be a tough assignment next weekend, despite not having recorded a win to date.” 

In Reserve Grade, Innisfail notched up a convincing win against the Kangaroos, with Devante Heron the Player of the Match.

The Under 18 match was a close tussle with Innisfail able to scrape home by two points, and Player of the Match went to Jeramiah Callope.

The Kangaroos had a dominant win over Innisfail in round one, and they prevailed again 22 – 14. Innisfail’s Rayesha Swain took out the Player of the Match award. 

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CDRL Round 7 results – May 22 – 23

A Grade

Innisfail 14 drew with Cairns Kangaroos 14

Mossman-Port Douglas 42 defeated Mareeba 10

Cairns Brothers 36 defeated Atherton 0

Yarrabah 17 defeated Edmonton 16

Ivanhoes 34 defeated Southern Suburbs 20

Bye: Tully

Ladder: Cairns Brothers 14, Innisfail 10, Kangaroos 10, Mossman-Port Douglas 9, Ivanhoes 8, Yarrabah 8, Southern Suburbs 7, Edmonton 5, Tully Tigers 4, Mareeba 3, and Atherton 2.

Reserve Grade

Innisfail 38 defeated Cairns Kangaroos 10 

Mossman-Port Douglas 44 defeated Mareeba 24

Cairns Brothers 26 defeated Atherton 14

Yarrabah 38 defeated Edmonton 16

Ivanhoes 28 defeated Southern Suburbs 18

Under 18

Innisfail 26 defeated Cairns Kangaroos 24

Mareeba 32 defeated Mossman-Port Douglas 13

Atherton 18 defeated Cairns Brothers 12

Yarrabah 14 defeated Edmonton 12

Ivanhoes 16 defeated Southern Suburbs 10

Open Women’s – Game 3

Cairns Kangaroos 22 defeated Innisfail 14

Edmonton 10 defeated Yarrabah 8

Ivanhoes 44 defeated Atherton 0

Innisfail Leprechauns have a bye this weekend and return home next Saturday to clash with Atherton Roosters, whilst Tully Tigers will host Yarrabah at the Tully Showgrounds in a catch-up game.

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