The Coolum Colts rebounded from last week’s disappointing first loss of the year to Yandina with a big win over the Palmwoods Devils.
Despite being without eight regular players, the Coolum team never looked like losing this game in heatwave conditions more suited to a day at the beach than playing football.
Leading 34-nil at half-time, the Colts scored another 40 points in the second half to run out winners 74-10.
Captain-coach Nathan Ratcliffe said the win was a good comeback from the Yandina loss and was “something to build on for next week”.
Man of the match was five-eight Pat Burns who was well supported by Jay McCarthy and Gavin Burke.
In such hot conditions, the performance of the forwards to play a lot of minutes was the foundation the backs needed to get the advantage over the opposition.
The win also gives the Coolum Colts the minor premiership in the Red Rooster Cup for the first time in the club’s short history.
Score: Coolum Colts 74 defeated Palmwoods Devils 10
Tries: Pat Burns 2, Dean Jessup 2, Cody Whelan 2, Jordan Vaughan 2, Dan Mills, Scott Pascoe, Jesse Morton, Jesse Shearer, Drew Cantle, Nathan Ratcliffe, Gavin Burke
Goals: Nathan Ratcliffe 3, Drew Cantle 4.
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