28 May, 2021
BHP Gold Stars nail biting win
NORTH Queensland Gold Stars has taken third place on the BHP Premiership ladder after a nail-biting 22-18 win over West Brisbane Panthers at BB Print Stadium in Mackay.
Gold Stars drew first blood in what was an exciting game, with Rangimarie Edwards-Bruce crossing for a try in the ninth minute. Romy Teitzel followed up with a tidy conversion.
West Panthers’ Therese Aiton was next over the line, with a successful conversion from Lana Sheedy bringing the score to six apiece.
The Panthers scored again for a try in the twenty-first minute with a try to Montanah Best, which went unconverted.
Rhiannon Revell-Blair, made her presence felt for the Gold Stars as she went over for a try which led the way to a comeback for her side.
Yet another by Gold Stars’ Katie Green
brought the score to 14-10 in favour of the
In the thirty-fifth minute the West Panthers took advantage of a Gold Stars misdemeanour, scoring a penalty goal; the kick taken by Lana Sheedy. This brought the half-time score to 14-12.
During half-time the All Abilities Mackay Cutters team took to the field to be recognised for the first time at BB Print Stadium. They had the chance to show off their skills and welcome the Gold Stars and West Panthers back to the field.
The Panthers were the first to score in the second half with a try from Ellie Williamson in the fifty-first minute followed by a successful conversion from Lana Sheedy.
Seven minutes later, with only 10 minutes left on the clock, Gold Stars captain Romy Teitzel scored, tying the scores at 18-all.
Gold Stars player Tahlulah Tillett then sealed the win for her side, crossing the white line in the closing moments, making for a thrilling finish to the game.