Innisfail Leprechauns A-grade storm home with a win over Edmonton

Innisfail’s Jason Hallie proved unstoppable for the Edmonton defence and was able to get the ball over the try line in the Under 18 game. Photo: Maria Girgenti

INNISFAIL Leprechauns A-grade side registered a comfortable 30 – 10 win against Edmonton Storm.

Innisfail scored first through Daniel Mooka, but the Storm registered a try to level the scores.

Edmonton broke the deadlock with a try to take a narrow four-point lead. 

The score was again locked up when Innisfail’s Andrew Garrett scored a try, with Aaron Jolley’s conversion putting the home side ahead by two at half time.

Innisfail dominated in the second half with tries to Jolley, Ashton Galea, Devante Heron, and a second try to Daniel Mooka, who has named ‘Man of the Match’. 

Despite their chances in the second half, Edmonton was unable to capitalise and add any more points to their total.

Innisfail Leprechauns A-grade Coach, Leon Hallie, conceded the team still has a few areas of concern as they go up against the undefeated Cairns Brothers’ side. 

“However, improvement is coming from week to week, and we are finding the brand of football that we want to play.”

“Edmonton was a tough challenge, like every other team in this year’s competition. The score line probably did not reflect how tough the battle was.”

“Dan Sagigi is a welcome return to the side and will be a huge benefit for us in the next few weeks.” 

Despite a tight first half in the Reserve grade match, Edmonton asserted their dominance in the second half and claimed victory by 24 – 12. 

Innisfail’s Reserve Grade ‘Man of the Match’ was Josiah Purcell.

Edmonton proved too strong for Innisfail in the Under 18 clash and finished with a 22 – 14 win. 

Innisfail’s Under 18 ‘Player of the Match’ was Abraham Waireg-Ingui

In the Open Women’s match, Edmonton was victorious over Innisfail by 26 – 16. 

Innisfail Open Women’s ‘Player of the Match’ was Sezen Oraloglu.

CDRL Round 12 fixtures – July 3 – 4

A Grade

Innisfail 30 defeated Edmonton 10 

Mareeba 20 defeated Kangaroos 18

Southern Suburbs 24 defeated Tully 0

Cairns Brothers 36 defeated Mossman-Port Douglas 16

Ivanhoes 16 defeated Atherton 12

Bye: Yarrabah

CDRL Ladder Round 12: Cairns Brothers 24, Innisfail 18, Yarrabah 18, Ivanhoes 16, Mossman-Port Douglas 15, Southern Suburbs 14, Edmonton 11, Kangaroos 10, Mareeba 8, Atherton 6, and Tully 4.

Reserve Grade

Edmonton 24 defeated Innisfail 12

Mareeba 32 defeated Kangaroos 4

Tully 20 defeated Southern Suburbs 14

Mossman-Port Douglas 28 defeated Cairns Brothers 22

Ivanhoes 56 defeated Atherton 4

Under 18

Edmonton 22 defeated Innisfail 14

Mareeba 23 defeated Kangaroos 22

Southern Suburbs 40 defeated Tully 16

Cairns Brothers 62 defeated Mossman-Port Douglas 0

Atherton 38 defeated Ivanhoes 20

Open Women’s

Edmonton 26 defeated Innisfail 16

Ivanhoes 24 defeated Atherton 4

Kangaroos defeated Yarrabah (forfeit)

Tomorrow, Innisfail Leprechauns have a tough assignment when they host ladder leaders and undefeated Cairns Brothers in three grades at Callendar Park, whilst the Tully Tigers travel to Petersen Park on Sunday to face Edmonton Storm.

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