Gorillas pinch first QWAFL win

Wilston Grange nabbed its first QWAFL win, with a 48-42 victory over Coolangatta on Saturday.

The two teams couldn’t be separated in a first- term tussle, but Wilston Grange gained some breathing space, taking a two-goal lead into half-time.

They stretched that to 21 at the final change, but the Bluebirds continued their trend of strong finishes, with a three-goal to one last quarter narrowing the margin.

Katie McGlade was the best for the Gorillas, while Brie Weatherstone led their goal kicking, with two.

For the Bluebirds, Maddy Roberts was a standout, with Nikki Wallace also continuing her early-season form.

Coorparoo welcomed back seven top-line players against UQ this weekend, giving them too much class for UQ, finishing with a 18.19 (127) – 2.4 (16) win over the Red Lionesses.

Emma Zielke showed why she is rated among the best in the league, with six goals, despite playing under a heavy tag all day.

Rising star, Maddie Protheroe, kicked six, while Brooke Spence create some vital opportunities from the midfield.

UQ’s inside midfielders were strong, with Marnie McGorm the best for the home side, while their back line stood strong under incredible pressure all day.

Griffith Moorooka is still looking for a win, after going down to Yeronga, 23.17 (155) – 1.1 (7).

The Reds are showing improvement and have faced some tough tests in the opening three rounds, again coming up against a premiership contender, in the Devils.

Debra McPherson slotted four for Yeronga, while Rebecca Leeks and Rebekah Boyes were among the side’s standouts.

Classy Griffith Moorooka midfielder, Samantha Virgo, was strong for her team on a tough day, as was Shereen Weeding.

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