Make it a dozen for the Beaudesert Kingfishers

by admin on July 13th, 2018

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WINNERS: The mighty Beaudesert Kingfishers celebrating their 12th straight victory against Southport on Saturday. Photo: Eric BarkerTHEmighty Beaudesert Kingfishers showed too much class against Southport at Willis Park on Saturday as they chalked up their 12thstraight victory.
Nanjing Night Net

Ben McKenzie

On a warm day in Beaudesert, hundreds of people streamed through the gates of Willis Park to capitalise on their last chance to see the Kingfishers play at home.

As the Kingfishers saluted the Beaudesert crowd to thank them one last time in 2016,the crowd cheered and congratulated clubstalwartNathan McKenzie onhis 100thgame.

The Kingfishers have established themselves as firm favourites in theGold Coast Tweed Rugby League reserve grade competitionas they prepare to hit the road for their run into the finals.

The Kingfishers were made to work for their win after Southport came out of the blocks hard and drew first blood with a beautiful long pass that allowed winger to cross the line.

But Keith Gee’s men kept calm and after sustained pressure on the Southport line, Brandon Lucas forced his way over to openthe account for Beaudesert.

With the momentum firmly behind them,the Kingfishers ran in two more tries to John Ryan and Daniel Johns before the half-time siren.

Nick Harkin’s trademark accuracy ensured he converted two of the three tries which put the Kingfishers up 16-4 at half-time.

After coach Keith Gee ralliedthe troops theBeaudesert men capitalised on a powerful start to the second half with a try to Daniel Johns in the first minute.

However, most of the second half was tight and poor ball-handling from both teams saw no points scored until the last 10 minutes of the gamewhen Southport managed to break the deadlock.

Despite the sniff of an upset, theKingfishers managed to hold on leaving the full-time score 20-10.

A relieved Keith Gee thanked the Beaudesert community for turning up and supporting them in their last home game of the season.

“We’ve had fantastic support from the community and I would like to thank them turning up.Hopefully they can get away and support us at the back end of the season,” he said.

Gee said although theKingfishers were not at their best on Saturday they feltconfident hitting the roadfor the rest of the season.

“We’re more than happy to win away,” he said.

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