Round 7 Details
Tweed Heads 38 (Harry Witt 2, Brad Smith 2, Brad Mason, Tim Leary, Zane McCarthy, Ryan Simpkins tries; Trent Iselin 2, Brad Smith goals) def Ipswich Jets 16 (Tyson Lofipo 2, Peter Poppi, Wade Watson tries)
MATCH REPORT (from the WEBMASTER)
An injury-hit Ipswich Jets side could muster only 16 fit troops for their visit to Piggabeen to take on the Tweed Heads Seagulls on a breezy but sunny day. It became apparent from the outset that Ipswich would have trouble handling the mobile Tweed forwards andthat turned out to be the story of the day.
The game started perfectly for the home side with their kick-off with the breeze going dead, and two tackles after the drop-out they were in with Harry Witt powering over.. Eight minutes later they were in again with wide balls from Matt Lindsay and Trent Iselin putting Brad Smith over in the corner. The next 15 minutes saw plenty of dropped ball from both side, although Tweed did look the more dangerous side. Eventually they stretched their lead to 14 when Witt, who was relishing playing in the back row swooped om an Iselin chip kick to score under the posts. A minute later they were in again aftert a break from interchange forwards David Baumann, and a beautiful ball from Witt saw Brad Mason crash over. Three minutes before half-time Ipswich gave themselves a glimmer of hope when Wade Watson swooped on a Tim McIlwain grubber to bring the halftime score to 20-4.
Within 10 minutes of the restart the score was 20-12 and Ipswich had their tails up running with the breeze. Firstly Tyson Lofipo scored in the corner after a Setima Puaavase break, then Peter Poppi scored the try of the match after the ball passed through 9 sets of hands over 50 metres. This was to be as close as Ipswich woul get however, as Tweed powered back into the match with three tries in 5 minutes, with Zane McCarthy powering over from close range for the first, a Brodie WIlliams grubber setting up Tim Leary for the second, ann a 50 metre break by Michael Keating seeing Ryan Simpkins score backing up well. The teams traded tries in the last 5 minutes, with Tyson Lofipo firstly grabbing his double from a Peter Poppi chip-kick, before Brad Smith's own double brought the final score to 38-16 to the home side.
For Tweed all the forwards were outstanding with Harry Witt prominent, well backed up by Zane McCarthy, Ryan Simpkins and Adam Darby with David Baumann damaging off the bench. Trent Iselin, returning from injury, managed the backs well, with some partcularly good wide balls.
Second rowers Brendan Mazzer and Setima Puaavase tried hard for Ipswich as did replacement prop Daley COle, whilst Geoff Holcombe schemed well.
STATS: Penalties: Tweed Heads 6 -3 ; Scrums: Ipswich 11 - 4; Completions: Tweed 18/34, Ipswich 17/28
Souths-Logan 46 (Chris Sandow 4, Antonio Winterstein 2, Tom O Connor, Tom Fisher, Louis Makuare tries, Mase Laulu Togagae 4, Chris Sandow goals) def Easts Tigers 28 (Matthew Klein 2, Joe Richards, Lachlan Tanzer, Brent Kuskey tries, Todd Hair 4 goals)
Competition leaders Easts led the Souths-Logan Magpies 12-0 early at Brandon Park, but the home side struck back to lead 20-12 at halftime. The opening 15 minutes of the second half was close with Easts getting back with 4 points, but Souths-Logan powered away to win easily 46-28
Burleigh Bears 38 (Jarred Garland 2, Marty Paulson, Casey Lyons, Ryan Wilson, Matt Francis, Paul Smith tries, Marty Paulson 4, Justin Hunt goals) def Aspley Devils 18 (Chris Minehan, Matthew Baird, Troyden Edwards, Keiron Lander tries, Alex Tallon goal)
MATCH REPORT (from the WEBMINDER)
Injuries and late withdrawals see an understrength Aspley side go it against Burleigh Bears at a breezy Kirby Park. The Devils start the best however and are in after 8 minutes with a cut-out pass from halfback Aex Tallon putting Chris Minehan over in the corner. Ten minutes later they extend their lead to 8-0 with Matthew Baird picking up a loose ball to score in the other corner. From this point forward howver the visitors' forwards started to get on top and after 20 mins they score their first points when Jared Garland scores after a Marty Paulsen grubber. The score stays at 8-6 to Aspley till 5 minutes before halftime when Burleigh prop Paul Smith crosses underthe posts after successive Burleigh penalties. Things get worse for the home side right on half-time when Casey Lyons crosses on the 5th tackle after an Aspley error close to their own line, making the half-time score Burleigh 16 Aspley 8.
Only 3 minutes into the second stanza, Burleigh extended their lead to 22-8 with a try 10 metres in from the sideline, but a good offload from Simona Vavega sees Troyden Edwards cross wide out, Tallon's conversion bringing Aspley back within 8 points. A mistake from the kickoff gifts Burleigh the ball however and an immediate try to Buirleigh under the posts again extends the lead to 14. With 20 minutes to Aspley again edge closer with a Keiron Lander try but this weill be the end of Aspley's scoring, with two late tries to the Bears making the final score Burleigh 38 Aspley 18.
MATCH OF THE ROUND: Redcliffe Dolphins 36 (Phil Daisy 2, Tim Yee, Matt Gillett, David Hala, Logan Sullivan, Sam Schull tries, Tim Benson 2, Tom Donnelly 2 goals) def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 14 (Matt Smith, Robbie Congoo, Shaun Cotter tries, Luke Menhinnitt goal)
Redcliffe led 14-6 at halfirme and skipped away to a 26-6 lead before Wynnum fought back with 2 tries. Redcliffe scored a couple of late tries to make the final score 36-14 which was not a true indication of the tightness of the game.
Western District Panthers 34 (Brendan Altadonna 2, Troy Geiss, Liam McDonald, Andrew Skrzypa, Lachlan Gowland tries, Michael Walker 5 goals) def Sunshine Coast Falcons 22 (Russell Roche, Troy Lister, Ryan Guest, Zac Henricksen tries, Ben Whiddon 2, Sam Grant goals)
Two tries from hooker Brendan Altadonna helped Westerne Districts to their first win of the season and took them off the bottom of the ladder, to replaced by the Falcons on points for-and-against.
Another ripper of a Round!!
Tweed Heads Seagulls v Ipswich Jets Sat 10:45am Piggabeen Complex
The two Titan-affiliated clubs meet in this, the early curtain-raiser to the ABC TV Qld Wizard Cup match, and it should be a great opening to Round 7. Ipswich are going for 3 wins in a row, whilst Tweed are coming off the bye following a mauling by the Devils the previous week. They should be a different prospect for the Jets however, as against Norths most of the Seagulls were backing up from the Rep trials, they are refreshed after the bye and talented 5/8 Trent Iselin returning from injury. Won't be much in this. "THE COMPUTER" tips Tweed by 2.
Souths-Logan Magpies v Easts Tigers Sat 11:45am Brandon Park
This wiil be a real test of the Tiger's depth, a particularly in the backs with David Georgiou and Pueki Ofahengaue out suspended and Dvid Tyrrell promoted to Qld Wizard Cup. Easts strength however has been in teamwork, not individual play but it is hard to see them overcoming the loss of such key players. Chris Sandow has been in devastating form for the Magpies and after their one-point loss to Ipswich in their last outing at home, the Magpies will be keen to make amends. "THE COMPUTER" tips Souths-Logan by 6.
Aspley Devils v Burleigh Bears Sat 3:30pm Kirby Park
Despite losing last week to Easts, the Devils put in a much better display than in the previous couple of weeks, and will be looking to return to the winning list against a Burleigh Bears side that has been a little disappointing this year. The Bears faded after leading at half time in their last game against Wynnum, whilst won the second half after a disastrous first half against Redcliffe the previous week, so will be looking to put in a full 70 minute effort this week. Plenty of injury worries right acroos the Broncos organisation will mean the Devils having more changes this weekend. "THE COMPUTER" tips Aspley by 8.
MATCH OF THE ROUND:
Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Redcliffe Dolphins Sun 11.45am BMD Kougari Oval
The "Battle of the Baysiders" should be an absolute ripper and is this week's Match of the Round. The Seagulls came from behind to beat Burleigh in wet conditions last week, whilst Redcliffe turned in a shocker against Norths. The Dolphins will have regular coach Trigger Ingebrigsten back on the sidelin after work commitments took him overseas last week and he will sure to be impressing the need for better ball control and discipline on his side. Wynnum have been steady rather than spectacular this year with Matt Smith calling the shots at 5/8, and Robbie Congoo and a number of other small men taking advantage of tiring defences. "THE COMPUTER" tips Redcliffe by 8.
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Western District Panthers Sun 1:15pm Quad Park
Seoond last plays last in a game between two teams that at times have played well enough to trouble the best of sides, but with lack of consistency causing them real problems. Both sides will be counting on the points from this clash to get their seasons back on track so they should be no shortage of enthusiasm in this clash. "THE COMPUTER" tips Western Districts by 10.
NORTHS DEVILS BYE