Round 16 Details
MATCH DETAILS: July 8/9 2006
Souths-Logan Magpies 40 (Robert Langton 2, Tom Fisher 2, Louis Makuare, Matt Sepelini, James Pritchard tries; Cameron Moodie 6 goals) def Western Districts Panthers 18 (Chris Perelini, Liam McDonald, Brendan Altadonna tries;Tino Vaasa 3 goals)
A tight first half saw the Magpies leading 18-12 at halftime, but the Western Districts handling and defence fell away in the second half and the home side ran away to win 40-18, moving them back into the top 5.
Easts Tigers 46 (Reece Purcell 2, John Helu, Dwayne Rigby, Dane Phillips, Joe Richards, Pueki Ofahengaue, David Wood tries; Brent Kuskey 7 goals) def Aspley Devils 22 (Matthew Baird 2, Chris Minehan, Noel Underwood, Jacob Fauid tries;Jacob Fauid goal)
Aspley led 18-12 in the shadows of half-time before a converted Easts try saw the teams going to the break locked at 18 all, both sides having scored intercept tries, and Aspley scoring 4 tries to 3. The second half was all the Tigers however, running away to a 40-18 lead before Aspley could again get on the board with an unconverted try. Easts had the final say with a late converted try making the final score 46-22.
Ipswich Jets 22 Mananui Te Heu Heu 2, Peter Poppi, Dean Bannerman tries; Tim McIlwain 3 goals) def Sunshine Coast Falcons 14 (Dale Mitchell, Henry Tardent, Anthony Delaivuna tries; Anthony Delaivuna goal)
A tight start saw the scores locked at 4 all midway through the first half before Ipswich scored 16 unanswered points to lead 20-4 at the break. The home side fought well in the second half, holding Ipswich to a sole penalty goal, but could only score 2 tries themselves making the final score Ipswich 22 Sunshine Coast 14.
MATCH OF THE ROUND: Norths Devils 42 (Will Chambers 2, Michael Bond 2, Sika Manu, Rohan Ahern, Sam McPhail tries; Luke Samoa 7 goals) def Redcliffe Dolphins 22 (Tim Benson, Sam Schull, Greg Malenstein, Phil Daisy tries; Phil Daisy 3 goals)
MATCH REPORT (from the Webmaster):
Another great day for footy at Dolphin Oval with both sides getting back towards full strength, although schoolboy players David Hala (Redcliffe) and Luke Capewell, Jay Aston and Israel Folau (Norths) were away, notching up a 52-4 win for Queensland schools over NSW Combined High Schools in Port Macquarie.
The game got off to a disjointed start with 6 penalties and 2 scrums in the first 9 minutes, although Norths managed to take advantage of the penalty flow to see Sika Manu crash over for a 6-0 lead. Continuing to dominate possession, Norths were having a field day and by the 15th minute they led 18-0 with further tries to five-eight Will Chambers off a good ball from Michael Bond, and a simple try to Rohan Ahern afetr Phil Daisy spilled a bomb, and it looked as though the visitors would storm away with the match. The possession flow started to change however and on the back of a couple of penalties, the Redcliffe halves combined well for Asher Elemani to put Tim Benson over with a good inside ball. This try was not converted but Redcliffe drew closer with 10 minutes remaining in the half with prop Sam Schull crashing over from close range, Phil Daisy's conversion narrowing the margin to 8 points. The 10 minutes before half time saw Redcliffe miss a number of scoring opportunities with Benson being denied a try for a double movement, Foisa Peni choosing to go himself with support unmarked after gathering a chip kick on the fifth tackle and Anthony Tonkin putting down an intercept from an errant Michael Bond pass. This misery was amplified for the home team, with Asher Elemani being sin-binned 20 seconds before halftime after the referee issued his 15th penalty of the first half, with Redcliffe going to the break trailing 18-10.
Despite being a man down, it was Redcliffe who opened the scoring in the second stanza, when after 2 penalties, one of which saw Isaac Schweke placed on report, and the sin-binning of Will Chambers who was already on report for an incident in the first half, Greg Malenstein crashed over and Redcliffe were back within 2 points. This was to be as close as they would get however with Norths re-establishing an 8 point buffer with a nice offload from Chambers to Sam McPhail with twenty minutes remaining. The penalties were starting to flow to the Devils and they extended their lead to 14 with a barnstorming individual effort from Michael Bond only two minutes later. Afetr Sika Manu was placed on report, a great offload from Foisa Peni to Phil Daisy who dashed 40 metres to score gave Redcliffe a glimmer of hope, but this was snuffed out with both Michael Bond and Will Chambers getting their second tries in the closing five minutes, Luke Samoa's perfect record with the boot giving the Devils a 42-22 victory and taking them to the top of the table.
For the winners, Sika Manu was devastating in the forwards well backed up by backrowers Rohan Ahern and Aiden Guerra. Will Chambers went well but conceded a number of penalties, a facet of his game he will have to work on. Winger David Kramer had a great game also. For Redcliffe none was better than prop Sam Schull, whilst Takai Tamiotikinau was eye-catching off the bench. Matt Gillett also went well in the centres.
STATS: Penalties: Norths 15 - 8; Scrums: Redcliffe 6 - 4; Comp.Rate: Redcliffe 25/33, Norths 23/36
Burleigh Bears 32 (Matt Parata 2, Kevin Pease 2, Oscar Diekas, Ryan Wilson tries; Marty Paulson 4 goals) def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 14 (Luke Menhinnitt, Aaron Brown, Matt Smith tries; Luke Menhinnitt goal)
Burleigh kept their slim semi-final chances alive with an impressive win over Wynnum-Manly as the upsets continue.
MATCH PREVIEWS: July 8/9 2006
With rep football behind everyone, the rase home begins in earnest!
Souths Logan Magpies v Western District Panthers Sat 1:30pm Brandon Park
Previous Game: Souths Logan 28 def Western Districts 16
Chris Sandow proved the difference between these two sides the first time they met and whether he returns from the National Schools title in time tp play could be the key ingredient in this match. The Panthers went well last week and it may be hard for them to repeat their efforts against Aspley, but they will want to take the spirit of that win forward. The Magpies are locked in a desperate battle with Tweed and Aspley to make the finals and they will not want to drop this one. "THE COMPUTER" tips Souths-Logan by 8.
Aspley Devils v Easts Tigers Sat 3.30pm Kirby Park
Previous Game: Easts 34 def Aspley 26
Time is starting to rapidly run out for Aspley if they are to make the finals and they really need a win in this one to keep their hopes a live. The first round clash between these two teams was a ripper with Easts only sealing a victory with a last minute converted try. Both teams' backs are significantly weakened from that day however with Qld Cup and injury removing a number of players. Both teams suffered upset defeats last weekend. Home ground advantage may just be enough to get the Devils home. "THE COMPUTER" tips Aspley by 4.
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Ipswich Jets Sat 3:30pm Kirby Park
Previous Game: Ipswich 24 def Sunshine Coast 10
Ipswich have had a narrow loss to Wynnum, a win over Aspley and a draw with Souths-Logan in their last three outungs and will be looking to take this good form into this match. Sunshine Coast have started to struggle with injury, but with 3 weeks since their last game their players should be refreshed. Despite the travel factor however it is hard to see the Falcons holding the improved Jets "THE COMPUTER" tips Ipswich by 18
MATCH OF THE ROUND: Redcliffe Dolphins v Norths Devils Sun 11.45am Dolphin Oval
Previous Game: Norths 44 def Redcliffe 18
Competition leaders host 2nd place Norths in the Match of the Round with the result likely to determine who will be minor premiers. Norths were far too good for the Dolphins in the first round, and with the team that thrashed Tweed last week further strengthened by the return of Adam Kambouris from an injury suffered in the representative trials the Devils look awesome. Redcliffe struggled against Burleigh last week and don't look the same team they have earlier in the year. "THE COMPUTER" tips Norths by 20.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Burleigh Bears 11.45am at BMD Kougari
Previous Game: Wynnum Manly 19 def Burleigh 12
Both teams are coming off narrow upset wins last week - Wynnum over Easts and Burleigh over Redcliffe. These two teams very similar games and had a great battle in the first round with Wynnum coming back for a win after Burleigh led at halftime, both sides scoring 3 tries. This match could go either way and a draw would not surprise. "THE COMPUTER" tips Wynnum Manly by 1.
Tweed Heads Seagulls BYE