Round 15 Details (Split Round)

MATCH DETAILS: July 1/2 2006
Burleigh Bears 18 (Casey Lyons, Jarad Garland, Paul Smith, Justin Hunt tries; Marty Paulson goal) def Redcliffe Dolphins 16 (Andrew Rickertt, Asher Elemani, Adam Marr tries;Phil Daisy 2 goals)
MATCH REPORT (from the Webmaster)
A perfect day for football at Pizzey Park with Burleigh hosting the competition leaders Redcliffe, with the light breeze favouring thelocals in the first half.
Both sides played good football for the first 15 minutes, both in attack and defence and despite Burleigh having the best of the early chances, the match remained scoreless for this period. Eventually Burleigh, on the back of a good kicking game which had pinned Redcliffe in their territory, scored first with winger Casey Lyons going over in the corner from a wide ball from Robbie Witt. Shortly after this Witt was forced to leave the field after a high tackle which saw Redcliffe centre Jordon Brown put on report. This saw the introduction of Justin Hunt to the game and it was he that scored the next try, running 90 metres after breaking the defence straight from a scrum. Redcliffe's defence looked paper thin at times, and Prop Paul Smith took advantage 3 minutes before the break breaking 4 tackles to score. Only Marty Paulson's failure to convert any of the tries from wide out kept the lead down to 12-0 at the break.
The first 15 minutes of the second half was a repeat of the first half with neither side able to break the defence. Two controversial decision in 2 minutes saw Redcliffe open their scoring - firstly Burleigh were pulled back for an alleged knock-on when they seemed certain to score, and from that set Redcliffe were awarded a try to Adam Marr after everyone in the ground except the referee thought he had knocked it on, ruling that it had been pulled out. Phil Daisy's conversion brought the Dolphins to back within a converted try. Burleigh maintained their compusure and again extended their lead to 12 when Robbie Witt, who had returned to the field in the second half, ran from a scrum 10 metres out a fed a neat pass to Jarad Garland who forced his way over under the posts. The visitors again narrowed the marging to 6 with 9 minutes remaining when Asher Elemani stepped his way through, after Burleigh had allowed the kick off from Redcliffe to roll out 10 metres out. Elemani again was prominent in th e lead up to another Redcliffe try with 6 minutes remaining, when he regathered a chip kick and drew a penalty when he was hel down. From the tap he fed a wide ball to Anfrew Rickertt who scored in the corner. Daisy's conversion attempt went wide and the home side held 18-16 lead. The 50/50 calls continued to flow against the Bears but they clung on, with Redcliffe making heaps of ground up the middle. The Dolphins forced a drop out with 30 secs to go and a sensational went 75 metres with the Burleigh side able to bottle up the Dolphins inside their territory for a weel deserved win.
For the locals, prop Paul Smith, despite picking up a leg injury early and a head knock in the second half, was outstanding adding several barnstorming runs to his first half try. He was well supported in the forwards by Mark Harris and Tim Matenga whilst Ryan Perezkowski went well off the bench. Robbie Witt and Justin Hunt shared the playmaker role well , whilst Matt Parate and Casey Lyons impressed and Marty Paulson was solid at the back.  Prop Greg Malenstein tried hard for Redcliffe as did Sam Schull whilst Liufau Hala and Angus Cameron off the bench went well. Tim Benson got through a heap of work, whilst sher Elemana was outstanding in the second half after a quiet opening stanza.
STATS: Penalties: Burleigh  5 - 3; Scrums: Redcliffe 9 - 7; Comp.Rate: Burleigh 26/36, Redcliffe 24/32 Dropouts 2-2

MATCH OF THE ROUND: Wynnum Manly Seagulls 32 (Bruce Kolio 2, Aaron Brown, Jack Reis, Shaun Cotter, Robbie Congoo tries; Luke Menhinnitt 4 goals) def Easts Tigers 30 (Joe Richards 2, David Wood, Todd Hair, Brent Kuskey tries; Brent Kuskey 5 goals)
Wynnum Manly bounced back brilliantly from a disappointing performance against Aspley last week to lead 20-6 at half-time. However Easts fought back in the second stanza, eventually taking the lead with 5 minutes remaining to win 30-26. Wynnum Manly had the last say however scoring with 2 minutes remaining to run out 32-30 winners in a superb Match of the Round.

Norths Devils 44 (David Kramer 2, Luke Samoa, Kieran Turner, Michael Bond, Rohan Ahern, Aiden Guerra, Jarrad Stack tries; Luke Samoa 6 goals) def Tweed Heads Seagulls 10 (Jay Mariconte, Trent Iselin tries;Michael Keating goal)
Despite having several players out rep duties Norths proved far too strong for the visiting Tweed Seagulls running out 44-10 winners. Norths led 26-0 at the break and despite an improved second half effort from the visitors Norths were always in control. Michael Bond scored a try in his Norths debut after moving from Aspley.

Western District Panthers 28 (Chris Chaisty, Togamau Euese, Troy Rowbotham, Dean Sheppard, Shaun Maloney, Kim Ingebrigste tries; Shaun Maloney 2 goals) def Aspley Devils 26 (Stephen Johnston 2, Troyden Edwards, Vaughan Eriksen, J Latumahina  tries; Vaughan Eriksen 3 goals)
MATCH REPORT (from the Webmaster)
Another beautiful day for football at Suncorp Stadium in a game that would provide plenty of entertainment for the crowd building up for the Broncos/Sharks main game.
Wests made a mistake from their first set, but from this point forward both sides played steady football until with 8 minutes gone Wests received 6 more from a contested bomb with Shaun Maloney charging over before converting his own try for a 6-0 lead. Aspley respnded 5 minutes later with Troyden Edwards beating 4 players in a determined run to score wide out. Scott Millar's attempted conversion bounced off the upright in what would ultimately prove to be a critical miss. Three minutes later Aspley were in the lead when Stephen Johnston forced his way over, with Vaughan Eriksen's conversion giving the Devils a 4 point lead. The 12 minutes before halftime saw a turnaround in the match with Western Districts getting right on top.  Firstly some terrible defence on the 5th tackle allowed Troy Rowbotham a try, then a good move saw rookie centre Togamau Euese score. Right on halftime Kim Ingebrigsten took advantage of a huge gap behind the ruck to score under the posts, and the bottom team had set up a 20-10 halftime lead.
Aspley struck back early in the second half with Johnston scoring his second try  but Wests extended their lead again 5 minutes later with Chris Chaisty scoring off a Troy Giess offload. With 15 minutes remaining Aspley were back within 2 when J Latumahina took an intercept and sprinted 90 metres to score under the posts. The critical point of the match came in the 60th minute when after a long break Aspley received a penalty 1 metre out under the posts, and decided to go for a try, rather than levelling the scores. Due to a Panther injury the Aspley side had plenty of time to set up an attacking raid, but put together 4 terrible plays, eventually losing the ball and from the resulting scrum Dean Sheppard ran 95 metres to score taking Wests out to 28-22 lead. Wests defended desperately, and looked to have the match won when they snuffed out a last minute attacking raid from Aspley, but a scuffle after the hooter saw a penalty awarded to the Devils. Despite the entertainment blairing out on the ground speakers, Aspley threw the ball around like a hot potato, eventuall putting Vaughan Eriksen into space for him to score wide out. Unfortunately for the Devils, hos conversion attempt went wide, leaving the final result a 28-26 win to the Panthers, lifting them off the bottom of the table, and putting a serious dent in Aspley's final five chances.
For Wests Troy Giess and Brendan Altadonna were outstanding in the forwards with Kristian Freed and Troy Rowbotham good in the backs. Shaun Maloney and Dean Sheppard also went well. Four players fot the Panthers were out on report however, Kim Ingebrigsten for a high shot, and Chris Chaisty and Liam McDonald for a lifting tackle in the first half, and Troy Rowbotham for the incident after the fulltime hooter. For Aspley Fletcher Holmes made an impressive return from injury, well supported by Stephen Johnston and Michael Tierney. Troyden Edwards was the pick of the backs.
STATS: Penalties: Aspley 13 - 9; Scrums: Wests 7 - 6; Comp.Rate: Wests 25/35, Aspley 24/36 Dropouts 1-1

Qld Schoolboy players are unavailable for this second half of a split round 15.
Burleigh Bears v Redcliffe Dolphins Sat 10:45am  Pizzey Patk
Previous Game: Redcliffe Dolphins 46 def Burleigh Bears 24
The Round 5 match between these two teams was quite extraordinary with Redcliffe leading 46-0 at halftime before Burligh won the second half 24-0! Both teams have players in the Qld Schoolboys side, whilst Redcliffe also have Matt Gillett and Tim Yee playing Qld Cup. Burleigh have been one of the disappointments of this year, with high error rates being a real problem, and whilst they appear capable of an upset , it's hard to see the competition leaders letting this one slip. "THE COMPUTER" tips Redcliffe by 10.
MATCH OF THE ROUND: Easts Tigers v Wynnum Manly Seagulls Sat 11:45am  Langlands Patk
Previous Game: Easts Tigers 44 def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 4
Easts really dominated the first round clash between these two sides and will be keen to deliver a repeat dose to a Seagulls side that copped a hiding from Aspey in the postponed Round 9 match. Easts will also be smarting from their loss last outing to Redcliffe and will want to inflict some pain on their near neighbours. "THE COMPUTER" tips Easts by 16.
Norths Devils v Tweed Heads Seagulls Sat 11:45am  Bishop Patk
Previous Game: Norths Devils 52 def Tweed Heads Seagulls 4
The first round clash between these two sides was probably the low point of the season for the rookie Tweed Heads side, with Norths backs running riot against them. Norths will be without Issie Folau, Jay Aston and Luke Capewell on rep duty this weekend, but welcome back WIll CHambers and Sika Manu from higher grades and Michael Bond from Aspley, so the team looks nearly as strong as any they've put on the paddock this year. "THE COMPUTER" tips Norths by 26.
Western District Panthers v Aspley Dveils Sun 12:05pm  Suncorp Stadium
Previous Game: Aspley Devils 30 def Western Districts 22
A couple of tries in ths closing minutes were all that saved Aspley in the earlier clash between these two teams, and this time Aspley have been decimated by rerp commitments, Clydesdales call-ups, injury and suspension. They will be bolstered by the expected return of Fletcher Holmes but the patched-up side will have to be at its best ro hold off the Panthers who have made a number of interesting changes for this weekend's Suncorp encounter prior to the Broncos/Sharks match. "THE COMPUTER" tips Aspley by 6.

Ipswich Jets 24 (Josh Costello 2, Dean Bannerman, Wade Watson tries; Tim McIlwain 4 goals) drew Souths-Logan Magpies 24 (Robert Langton 2, Louis Makuare, Antonio Winterstein, Tom Fisher tries; Robert Langton, Cameron Moodie goals)
The Ipswich Jets, inspired by new signing Josh Costello, looked set to continue on their winning way, leading 18-10 at halftime against the more favoured Magpies. The Magpies, inspired by their own U17 player Robert Langton fought back however with the teams playing out a thrilling 24 all draw.

Aspley Devils 42 (Alex Tallon, Matt Baird, Vaughan Eriksen, Jacob Fauid, Charlie Fetoia, Simona Vavega, Zac Hook, Robert Fisher tries; Scott Millar 3, Jacob Fauid 2 goals) def Wynnum Manly 16 (Matt Aitken 2, Shaun Cotter tries; Luke Menhinnitt 2 goals)
The make up game for Wynnum v Aspley was played in dry weather but with squishy conditions underfoot, in the distant ground of Quad Park.
After five minutes of squelching runs by both teams stirring up the smelly mud, Aspley lock Charlie Fetoia scored on the left wing.  This was converted by Fauid.
A heavy tackle by Vaughan Ericson near Wynnum's tryline then saw the Wynnum player drop the ball .  After an Aspley penalty, a chip kick by Jacob, which only went a metre or so, was pounced upon by centre Alex Tallon who ran and passed the ball back to Jacob to score on the right side.  The conversion hit the post to make the score 10 nil.
In the twentieth minute, Tallon scored hiimself but injured his leg while reaching out for the tryline with defenders on his back and is off for the rest of the game.The conversion is missed to make the score 14 nil.
After another five minutes, Wynnum's number 16, Shaun Cotter, scored to make the score 14 to 6 after the conversion.
Five eight Vaughan Ericson runs a long way downfield and does a Benji/Karmichael shimmy to avoid the last defender and scores under the post for a 20 to 6 scoreline.
Wynnum then replies with a length of the field try by their right winger Matt Aitken for a 20 to 10 scoreline at one minute before half time.
The second half sees good work by all of Aspley's forwards, though many opportunities are lost close to the line for Aspley.
Also, Jacob Fauid was off for the rest of the game with a head injury sustained late in the first half. 
Zac Hook scores under the posts with a bullocking run from 10 metres out and this is converted by Scott Millar to make the score 26 to 12.
Soon after, Aspley loses the ball in its own quarter.  A grubber kick in the next set then sees Wynnum's number 2 score again.  26-16. 
A length of the field try is scored by Fetoia after a pass in contact by Scott Millar.  The score with 14 minutes to go is 30 to 16.
Aspley gets close to scoring once again with 10 minutes to go as their number 2 is penalized for a double movement.  A try to Fisher ensues after an offload by Ericson with 8 minutes to go.  36 to 16.
In the final minutes, Simona Vavega, who has looked dangerous all day, scores on the right side to make a final score of 42 to 16.

A split round with 1 game on June 24 and the rest on July 1/2

Ipswich Jets v Souths-Logan Magpies Sat 10:45am  QLD Group Stadium
Previous Game: Ipswich Jets 27 def Souths-Logan 26
The Round 5 match between these two teams was a real thriller with a last minute field goals getting a Jets side, missing 8 regular players due to rep commitments home. Ipswich will be buoyed by their come from behind win last week, although they will be without Manunui Te Heu Heu and Tyson Lofipo who have both been elevated to Qld Cup, but this will be balanced by Souths-Logan also having Chris Sandow and Mase Laulu playing Q-Cup. Should be a close encounter, although Ipswich may struggle to hold the big Magpie forwards.  "THE COMPUTER" tips Souths-Logan by 8.