Round 5 Bond University QWAFL Review

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard

Yeronga South Brisbane v Bond University

Yeronga South Brisbane: 3.1 3.1 4.2 4.2 (26)
Bond University: 1.2 2.5 2.5 2.7 (19)

Goals: Yeronga: D. Cox, E. Bates, D. Leach, K. Cantrell. Bond University: L. Bella, C. Hammans.

Best: Yeronga:  C. Sutton, K. Cantrell, D. Heslop, T. Bruton, E. Madden, A. Peill. Bond University: K. Giuffre, K. Smith, L. Bella, K. Reynolds, A. Clarke, T. Smith.

Yeronga South Brisbane have emerged victorious in a hard-fought contest against Bond University, claiming their second win of the season in the seven-point victory. The QWAFL’s old firm held against the competition’s newest contingent who were wayward in front of goal.

Despite mustering three more scoring opportunities, the Bullsharks couldn’t muster the win after kicking 1.3 in the second quarter and 1.2 in a tense final term. The inaccurate kicking was the third time in Bond University’s five games where they have produced more behinds than goals.

The first quarter proved the most exciting term, as both sides combined for four of the game’s six goals. Both sides failed to score a point in the third term, and with just a two-point margin separating the two sides, the final quarter loomed as one of the challenging of the year. But Yeronga stalwart Emily Bates – playing in her first game of the year, kicked the go-ahead goal in the final term to make the task even more difficult for Bond University.

Coolangatta Tweed v University of Queensland

Coolangatta Tweed: 1.2 2.3 3.4 4.6 (30)
University of Queensland: 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.7 (13)

Goals: Coolangatta: K. Membrey, H. Mirfield, L. James, J. Gomes. University of Queensland: D. Davidson:

Best; Coolangatta: B. Pinchin, M. Elleray, E. Hagan, L. Turney, S. Carter, G. Breward. University of Queensland: N. Grider, B. Koenen, G. Collingwood, A. McNabb, M. Hunt, M. McGorm.

Coolangatta has moved to second place on the Bond University QWAFL ladder after five rounds of competition, drawing closer to bolters Wilston Grange following their 17-point win over UQ.

The Bluebirds have now won three games in a row and have emerged as a potential dark horse in the premiership race. A stout defence has been the foundations of Coolangatta’s success, conceding the fewest points of any team this season. On Saturday, they were much the same as they restricted the Red Lions to a solitary goal in the match.

Inaccuracy plagued both sides, with a combined score of 5.11 being kicked in the game as UQ’s season slumped from bad to worse. After a promising opening fortnight, the Red Lions have averaged just 13.5 point in their last two fixtures, with Dakota Davidson’s major their only major of the game.

Maroochydore v Coorparoo

Maroochydore: 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 (12)
Coorparoo: 1.7 3.8 3.11 6.14 (50)

Goals: Maroochydore: I. Freeman 2. Coorparoo: J. Tawhiao-Wardlaw 2, J. Govan, M. Forbes, A. Henderson, T. Groves-Little.

Best: Maroochydore: I. Freeman, T. Gesch, M. Whitney, C. Croyden, C. Gregory, J. Epstein. Coorparoo: E. Mckenzie, A. Henderson, K. Geddes, E. Pittman, H. Moore, C. Kimber.

Coorparoo squared their 2018 ledger at 2-2 after five rounds of competition after a resounding 3.8-point win on the road to Maroochydore in Round 5.

The Kings led from start to finish in the contest, compiling their most complete performance since their Round 1 victory over Yeronga. The win jolted the away side into the top four for the first time since the opening round of fixtures.

Five Coorparoo players booted goals in the win for a side which boasts perhaps the most lethal scoreboard potency in the competition having posted scores of 50, 40 and 70 in games this year.

Maroochydore entered the game having lost their previous two games and extended their losing record to three with the home defeat. The Roos’ have shown plenty of promise so far this season however, most notably through forward Isabella Freeman. Ranked second in the league goalkicking, Freeman booted two majors against Coorparoo – her side’s only goals for the game.