Gargoyles come up just short in final home match of season

GUELPH – An attempted comeback by the Grand River Gargoyles fell just short as they were edged 66-63 by the Toronto Rebels in AFL Ontario Australian football play Saturday at Margaret Greene Park.

A big third quarter by the Rebels proved to be the difference in the game. The visitors had led 17-6 at the end of the opening quarter before the Gargs bounced back for a 32-27 lead at halftime. However, the Rebels came out on fire in the third quarter, outscoring their hosts 26-7 in that quarter to shoot ahead 53-39.

Kyle Mundell collected three goals for the Gargs while Brian Correia, Sam Skellhorn and Aiden McQuoid added two apiece and Mike Fischer scored the other one.

Andrew Brown and Michael Fabbri had three goals apiece for the Rebels while single goals were added by Aubrey Harris, Udai Kapila and Chris Behie.

The game closed out the home portion of the Gargs’ schedule. They’re fifth in the eight-team league at 4-7-0 and a 77.40 percentage while the Rebels are second at 10-1-0. Ottawa Swans lead at 11-0-0 while Hamilton Wildcats are third at 6-5-0 and 136.40 percentage, Toronto Eagles are fourth at 6-5-0 and 105.25 percentage, Toronto Dingos are sixth at 4-7-0 and 60.12 percentage, High Park Demons are seventh at 3-8-0 and Central Blues are eighth at 0-11-0.

The Gargs are to wrap up their season against the Toronto Eagles Saturday at 1 p.m. at Humber College South.

 

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