QFA North Grand Final
Mayne vs. Maroochydore
Saturday September 12, 2:00pm – Moreton bay Oval 1
LIVE BLOG FROM 1:45pm
Go to your wallet, pick a coin, heads is Mayne, tails is Maroochydore. That is honestly how close this one is to pick.
These two teams have been the standouts this year in the QFA North competition, and deserve to be playing out for the flag tomorrow.
The head to head reads Maroochydore’s way 2-1, but it was Mayne who got the job done in week one of the finals by 19-points.
To prove how even it is, the aggregate score of their three encounters is 176-174 Maroochydore’s way. Not much in it at all.
The only difference in the first final was that the heavens played a part. When the rain came down, Mayne asserted their dominance.
The wet suits the Tigers, but the Roos’ are better suited to the dry, which it is expected to be tomorrow.
It’s been a good week for both clubs off the park as well, with Caleb Brown from Mayne and Jarrod Gale from Maroochydore sharing the Duncanson Medal for the leagues best and fairest player.
This one is going to go off more than milk in the sun, and you can follow it live tomorrow here: www.aflq-new.fspdev.com/live-145-qfa-north-grand-final
Coorparoo vs. Burleigh
Saturday September 12, 2:00pm – Leyshon Park Oval 1, Yeronga
Last week, Coorparoo lost their first game in 2015. If they take this one lightly, they will be out in straight sets.
On paper, Coorparoo win this game comfortably, but Burleigh has proven over the last couple of weeks that they are not to be taken lightly.
In consecutive weeks, they have convincingly knocked off Yeronga and Kenmore. Underestimate them at your own peril.
It’s not panic stations by any means for Coorparoo yet though. It was really only a slow start after a weekend off that cost them against Springwood last weekend, eventually going down by five points.
They will go into this one confident, that if they play the way they want to play, and get the game on their terms early, they will see the Pumas again next weekend in the big dance.
Bond University vs. Griffith Moorooka
Saturday September 12, 2:00pm – Tidbold Park
Bond was caught on the hop last week. After going through the home and away season undefeated they were beaten by the Southeast SUNS to the tune of 31-points.
Griffith Moorooka on the other hand were convincing in their 29-point win over Carrara last Saturday, and will come into this one full of steam.
Griffith came the closest to knocking off the Bull Sharks in the home and away when they got within eight-points in round 11, so they know they can match it with them.
The key to this game will be Bond’s running game. If they can get out wide on Tidbold Park and tuck the ball under the arm, they will win this. Griffith needs to pump the brakes on the contest and create as many stoppages as possible.
Zillmere vs. Bond University
Saturday September 12, 9:00am – Tidbold Park
Last week, Zillmere struggled to bridge the gap to Moreton Bay from the opening bounce, while Bond University broke away from Jindalee in the second half to extend their season by a week.
Zillmere have had the wood over Bond this year, but last weeks confidence-building win will prove a great evener.
The first quarter will go a long way in determining who wins this one.
By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles
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