June 24 Details
MATCH RESULTS: June 24 2006
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)
MATCH REPORT (from the WEBMINDER):
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.
MATCH PREVIEWS: June 24 2006
First weekend of the split round with 1 game from Round 15 and an important catch-up game from Rd 9
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.
Aspley Devils v Wynnum Manly Seagulls Sat 1.30pm Quad Park
An unusual venue for this match as the Wynnum Manly A Grade side will be playing Sunshine Coast in another catch-up game at 3pm at the same venue. Aspley were extremely disappointing last weekend against Ipswich, whilst Wynnum were very impressive against the Panthers. This is just about the last throw of the dice for the Devils, with a loss here almost certainly ending their finals challenge, but further weakened by the loss of captain Keiron Lander to suspension, it is hard to see the Devils containing the Wynnum forwards led by backrowers Bruce Kolio and Nathan Beckett. "THE COMPUTER" tips Wynnum-Manly by 10.