By Ray Johnston

Theodore Roosters are proving to be the dark horse of the Central Burnett competition after defeating last year’s premiers Monto in a gutsy win in front of more than 250 supporters at Theodore on Friday night. 

Ten inches of rain that fell during the week did not stop the committee from cancelling the game, which saw Roosters attack Monto from the start.

New signings Stanley Bligh and Damien Jenkins excelled yet again in the Roosters strong win. On a wet field local boys Mitch Anderson and Rowan Anderson proved with their strong defence and blistering runs that the Roosters will be a hard side to beat at home.

Theodore's next game is part of a triple header at Mundubbera against Nanango on Saturday.

Round 2: Cherbourg 44 def Nanango 24, Murgon 34 def Kingaroy 30, Theodore 36 def Monto 22, Mundubbera v Gayndah postponed.
Points: Theodore 4, Mundubbera 2, Wondai 2, Kingaroy 2, Murgon 2, Cherbourg 2, Monto 0, Nanango 0, Eidsvold 0, Gayndah 0.