WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: The Dalby Devils U16s took out the Presidents Cup against Kingaroy.
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: The Dalby Devils U16s took out the Presidents Cup against Kingaroy. Jessica Bahr

League of their own

WITH sunny weather, strong crowd support and the home turf advantage, all conditions were perfect for the Dalby Devils Under 16s on Saturday afternoon.

After a tough season, the boys in maroon took on the Kingaroy Red Ants in the Presidents Cup grand final.

Dalby was looking strong right from the start and scored an impressive seven tries from seven different players throughout the game, with Lachlan Kelly, Drew Lander, Lachlan Thomson, Travis Babington, Lythanial King-Togia, Samuel Laffy and Tyson Beezley all successfully crossing the line.

Nicholas Bruce also had a strong game with five goals.

Kingaroy did their best to fight back and Alexander Duncmoan, Sam Thompson and Connor Sullivan all scored tries for the Red Ants.

In a solid effort, Sam Thompson also scored three from three goals.

The Devils proved too strong though, walking away with a comfortable 38-18 win and securing their place as winners of the competition.

With a number of these players moving on, the Dalby Diehards Under 18s will certainly be welcoming some strong players next season.

Despite being out of contention for finals, the Dalby Seniors also had a successful weekend in front of the home crowd.

The Diehards Reserves gave the Oakey Bears an impressive 50-18 thrashing.

B. McMillan was the highest scorer for the day, with two tries and four goals.

In their final home game, the Diehards A Grade boys also had a win over Oakey with an even bigger margin, defeating the Bears 120-6 with tries coming from 10 different players and goals from seven.

D. Taylor was the highest scoring player of the game with five tries and six goals individually.

S Thomasson was also strong with four tries.

Oakey's one and only try was scored by B. Johnstone-Kelly, with J. Lewis scoring the goal.

Make sure to pick up a copy of the Dalby Herald on Friday for action shots of the impressive Under 16s game.


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