SKILFUL DISPLAY: Isis Cutters and Bundy Barbarians with their medals after the Crushers Cup.
SKILFUL DISPLAY: Isis Cutters and Bundy Barbarians with their medals after the Crushers Cup. Contributed

Crushers' confidence far from crushed

TWO WINS on the trot has given Isis Crushers a new wave of confidence for the Spring Cup.

The surprise win over Barbarians two weeks ago painted a target on Isis but try as they might, the Falcons couldn't wear down the Crushers at Childers Showground.

Isis adopted a "play smart, not hard" approach to their clash with Falcons, and it was that decision which led them to the 16-12 victory.

Jason Palmer and Brenden Morris shared the Player of the Day in recognition of their exceptional performances.

Palmer led the side with tireless defence while Morris rattled the opposition with crushing hits to stop certain points.

Welsh imports Barry Gwynn and Jack Morris were again outstanding, while Wayne "Cookie" Cooke made a cameo in the front row.

Kale Hendle scored a try and kicked two penalties, while Heath Trisdall finished with a conversion and a penalty to his name.

Before the big boys ran out for their Spring Cup fixtures, the stage was set for some of our junior footballers to shine.

The Crushers Cup saw the Isis Cutters take on the Bundy Barbarians in a match more about fun than the final score.

Both sides put on a display of skilful passing, evasive running and committed tackling, with Cutters eventually running away with a 32-14 win.

The result was merely an endnote to the game, with all players receiving a medal for participation.