After four years, the Dysart Bulls lifted the historic Bob Baird Memorial trophy after beating Clermont 66-6.
After four years, the Dysart Bulls lifted the historic Bob Baird Memorial trophy after beating Clermont 66-6. Contributed

Long time coming

THE Emerald Tigers were too good for the Springsure Mountain Men on Sunday afternoon as Emerald won 58-10.

The Tigers took hold of the ball from the start, controlling it and the opposition as they racked up the points.

Front-rowers Dwayne Rigby, Darcy Darby and replacement forwards Quinton Castle Edmaster and Puk Moans lead the team.

Moans scored a great individual try palming players off and taking a couple to the line with him. He played a good game.

The Tigers were strong in their back line and either way they went they scored.

The defence of the Tigers contained the Mountain Men and the Travis Boys in Matt, Andrew and Ash tried in vain, leading up front.

The best was fullback Ben Kerswell who rarely missed a tackle and was there to take up rucks for the forwards.

The Mountain Men didn't have it their way but kept trying all game. Jared Owens kept the ball rolling but the runners weren't there or were getting tackled by a better opposition.

Ben Kerle at second row worked a solid game trying to lift his team.

Allan Powell coming off the bench scored a barging try for the Mountain Men.

It was good to see Allan on the field.

The Mountain Men now can regroup and work out the direction for their play.

The Tigers are on a roll with Bluff this weekend in Emerald. It should be a great game. The Clermont women beat the Dyasrt women 42-12.

The score line didn't reflect the game as it was close except for the last 10 minutes with the scoring equal and either side looked the goods.

But Bears Captain Elle Waters scored five tries and passed to Judy Smith for a try.

Elle kept running and she couldn't be stopped or tackled. She lead the team with the assistance of Ainslee Lawrence and Tegan Rolfe at five-eight.

Ainslee converted three tries as well.

Tegan directed the play and ran the ball making holes for her outside team members.

Hooker Mackenzie Beams was all over the paddock running the ball and keeping the team going and had a good game.

Both sides were in the game to the later stages when the Bears took the opportunities and ran away with the game.

The women's knowledge of the game is improving and so is their game plans and the way they play. Dysart Men ran away winners 66-6 over the Clermont Bears.

Dysart brothers Clayton and Josh Kilpatrick played a great combination game.

Leading the team around and getting the ball out wide to Eddie Pearson who was unstoppable scoring two tries.

Phil Derkson playing fullback was chiming in the back line and making inroad also scoring two tries.

Wingers Willem Kehl and Delroy Mathews both scored tries. The go forwards in Matt Morrell and Todd Sherlock kept the team going forward.

Dysart president Shaun Macklin had a great leader's game and received his club's best player. The Bears were struggling with a determined side but to their credit they kept trying all game and eventually scored through Jess Johnson.

Adam Thurgood tried all game at second row and replacement forward Peter Shannon and Liam Chapple took the ball up to try and get some forward motion for the team.

Halfback Aiden McGarity and five-eight Ethan Kennedy tried all game to get the team going forward but there was too many errors.

The Dysart team will be hard to beat if they keep that team on the paddock. It was good to see ex-Queensland Bronco's player Tony Carroll was on the sideline coaching the team.

Can the team stick together for the rest of the year to win the flag?

It was great after match awards with both sides staying behind to tell the public who was the better players for the day. This does happen at every club game on the Highlands.


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