Bluebirds sneak home in QWAFL thriller

Coolangatta stormed home to clinch a come from behind  QWAFL win over UQ, their second of the season.

Trailing by eight points at the final change, the Bluebirds, kicked three goals to one to leapfrog the home team and take a 6.9 (45) – 6.3 (39) win at Oval 7.

The Bluebirds’ Leah Kaslar battled hard all day, in the ruck and the side’s forward line, while Naomi Simpson was damaging with her run through the midfield.

UQ’s back line was again solid, with Jess Wiggan continuing her strong early season form in defence, while Anna O’Keeffe proved a strong target up forward.

Competition newcomers, Wilston Grange, pushed premiership favourites, Zillmere, all the way, falling just 16 points short ofa massive upset.

The Eagles led by single figures for most of the day, but two final quarter goals to one stretched the margin out in their 6.6 (42) 4.2 (26) win.

Brooke Carroll was a standout for the Eagles, while Brittany Downs was their only multiple goal kicker, with two majors.

For the Goirllas, Caylaraye Riley proved their best, while Aimee Sewell continued her stellar start to the season, with

Courntey Daniec was also solid in her return from the National Youth Girls Championships.

Coorparoo continued their recent success against rivals, Yeronga, running out 10.9 (69) – 4.5 (29) winners.

The Navy Roos were stingy in defence, keeping Yeronga scoreless in the first term, setting the tone for the day.

Emma Zielke did her draft chances no harm, with another superb performance, finishing with four goals in yet another bet on ground effort.

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Emily Bates was impressive for the Devils, while Debra Macpherson finished with two.

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