Community Finals Whip Around

2016 QFA North Seniors Grand Final

Mayne 1.2, 6.4, 9.9, 12.10  (82)
Maroochydore 2.2, 3.5, 5.8, 8.14  (62)


Early on this season, another Mayne flag looked a stretch, but they came good at the right time of year.

Despite being a goal down at quarter time in a low scoring affair, they made their move in the second.

Five goals to one, and a 17-point half time lead proved to be the difference in the contest.

As hard as Maroochydore fought to get back in the game, they just couldn’t bridge the gap, and they couldn’t stop the spread of Tigers goal kickers.

When they would try and shut one down, another would bob up and get his hands on the footy.

Nine goal kickers from a total of 12 goals tells the story.

In the end it was a 20-point win for Mayne, with Caleb Brown voted best on ground… again.

With the reserves winning as well, Mayne would have been rocking on Saturday night.



2016 QFA South Seniors

Springwood 3.6,  5.11,  7.14,  12.15  (87)
Bond University 1.3,  1.7,  3.10,  6.14  (50)

Springwood won the 50/50 ball, they stopped the Sharks’ run, and the booked themselves a ticket in the big dance.

Like Mayne did on Saturday, the Pumas now have the opportunity to go back-to-back-to-back.

They were too good across the ground on Saturday for Bond.
The Sharks’ score line of 6.14 shows they didn’t take their opportunities, which they didn’t, but Springwood kicked 15 behinds as well.

The pressure the Pumas were able to place on the ball carrier was elite, forcing the turnovers going forward.

Holding a team to 1.7 in a half of football is a fantastic defensive effort, and the difference in the end.

On to the big one.



2016 QAFA (A) Seniors

Kedron 3.4,  4.11,  6.14,  10.21  (81)
Park Ridge 0.0,  1.4,  4.7,  5.10  (40)

Another game, another Kedron win… it must be frustrating for Park Ridge.

They have come up against each other three times in the last four weeks, and the result has been pretty similar each time.

The reality of it is, Park Ridge were the third best team in the competition this year, which is nothing to be upset over; it’s been a good year.

The best two teams, Kedron and the South East Suns, are deserving of their Grand Final spots.

Kedron set the tone early in this one, holding the Pirates scoreless in the first quarter.

Despite a Park Ridge charge in the third, they were able to control the tempo pretty comfortably, and run away to a 41-point win.



2016 QWAFA

Yeronga South Brisbane WFC 4.0, 4.3, 6.3,  8.5  (53)
Jindalee WFC 0.1, 1.1, 3.3,  3.4  (22)

Yeronga just match up well against Jindalee.
For the second time in as many outings, Yeronga have knocked off the Jags in comfortable fashion.

They went to work in the first quarter, booting four goals straight, to put the Jags on the back foot.

The next two quarters were pretty even, with both teams peppering the goals, but Jindalee couldn’t cut into the margin like they would have hoped.
With the game still in the balance early in the last, Yeronga put a rubber stamp on the contest with the only two goals of the quarter, to book a date with destiny next Saturday against Maroochydore.



2016 Colts Division 1 Grand Final

Southport 1.1,  3.2,  9.4,  12.8  (80)
Maroochydore 1.3,  3.9,  6.12,  7.13  (55)

Talk about coming good at the right time, Southport’s last two weeks have been the best footy they have played all year.

They were underdogs going into this Grand Final, especially after Maroochydore beat them by 50-points two weeks earlier.

That didn’t bother them though. They showed last week that they were fast finishers, and this week, backed it up.
They ran over the top of the Roos in the second half, piling on six goals to three in the third quarter.

Forge was a star in the middle, proving the grunt work to the run they were able to exploit in the second half.
The Sharks are the Division 1 Colts Premiers!



Colts Division 2 Grand Final

Noosa 1.6,  4.8,  5.10,  6.13  (49)
Palm Beach Currumbin 2.3,  4.6,  6.8,  6.9  (45)

I don’t think Keenan James will be forgetting the day he kicked the winning goal in a Grand Final any time soon.

With Noosa trailing by one-point at the 20-minute mark of the last quarter, without a goal having been kicked since the third, Keenan went back from 20 out on 45-degree angle, and slotted it.

30 seconds later, the siren went, and Noosa were the 2016 Colts Division 2 Premiers.

As a whole, the game was an arm wrestle. It was always going to come down to the wire.

Heartbreak for the Lions; jubilation for the Tigers. It’s why we love it.

By Andrew Wiles


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