Queensland made a bright start to the Landmark Australian Country Championships today, despite their long injury list.

Thursday 22 July 2010

Injury-hit Queensland produced a spirited performance on the opening day of the Landmark Australian Country Football Championships in Canberra, winning their opening two games.

Unfortunately, the Maroons faded in the second half of their final game against SA today, losing by 21 points.

It left them in third place on the table overnight, facing clashes with second-placed Victoria and unbeaten ACT in their first games at Ainslie tomorrow.

Mayne Tiger Caleb Brown was the star of the day for Queensland, featuring in the best player list in all three games.

Queensland beat Victoria Districts in the opening game by 22 points and rolled NSW by 17 point in the second.

They led at halftime of the 2 x 17 minute halves on all three occasions and will look to take those fast starts into tomorrow.

State League players Nick Tomlinson and Glenn Screech have also been prominent for Queensland.

Game 1:

Queensland: 3.2, 6.3.39
Vic Dist: 0.2, 2.5.17

Goals Qld: Daniel Dzufer 2, Jay Reynolds 2, Rohan Cash, Mikal Bloom
Best Qld: Jesse Derrick, Blake Passfield, Mikal Bloom, Tyson Upton, Caleb Brown, Nick Tomlinson

Game 2:

Queensland: 2.2, 4.5.29
NSW: 0.0, 2.0.12

Goals Qld: Jesse Derrick, Michael I’Anson, Brendan Page, Matthew Hammond
Best Qld: Mikal Bloom, Caleb Brown, James Rozynski, Daniel Dzufer, Glenn Screech, Matthew Hammond.

Game 3:

Queensland: 2.3, 3.3.21
South Aust: 2.2, 6.6.42

Goals Qld: Rohan Cash, Caleb Brown, Brendan Page
Best Qld: Nick Tomlinson, Glenn Screech, Caleb Brown, Brendan Page, Luke Brauer, Lucas Matthews

Day 1 Table:

ACT (12), Vic 1, Qld, SA (8), NSW Vic Dist (4), WA (0)

Friday July 23 Fixtures:

Game 4 v Victoria 1 at Ainslie
Game 5 v ACT at Ainslie
Game 6 v WA at Ainslie 

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