Navy Roos seal QWAFL minor premiership

Coorparoo remains a game clear at the top of the QWAFL ladder with one round to go, after defeating Griffith Moorooka on Sunday.

The Navy Roos were dominant against the Reds in their 21.10 (136) – 1.1 (7) win, which seals their minor premiership.

Coorparoo coach, Damien Richards said his focus had been on producing a whole team effort, with players given specific roles on the day.

“I’m getting them to take on team roles to get a good team effort,” he said.

“We’re really focusing now on continuing our good performances while fine tuning a few things.”

Maddie Protheroe booted 11 in the win for Coorparoo, while Elodie Hubert was impressive.

Samantha Virgo was the sole Reds’ goal kicker, with Sarah Duncan her side’s best.

Zillmere made it two in a row against Yeronga, with a 7.5 (47) – 4.6 (30) win over the Devils.

Trailing by three points at quarter time, the Eagles kicked two unanswered goals in the second to take the lead.

Tayla Harris booted three for the Eagles, while Teegan Stevenson was the best for Zillmere.

Zillmere coach, Jacob Simmons-Bliss said his side’s hunger for the football showed in the game.

“We just wanted the footy more, which gave us the opportunity to play on our terms,” he said.

Wilston Grange’s finals berth became a certainty, with a 5.6 (36) – 1.1 (7) win over UQ.

The Gorillas took the early ascendency, kicking three goals in the first quarter, before the game became heavily congested on the water-logged ground.

Grange coach, Ron Kemp, said his players were good when they were able to find space.

“When we were able to move the ball away quickly, we were able attack more freely, but around the packs, it was quite contested footy,” he said.

Katie McGlade kicked four for the Gorillas, while youngster Annie Pittendreigh was impressive.

UQ were out bodied at times on the day, but coach, Michael Swann, was pleased with the effort his side showed in the wet conditions.

 “The conditions didn’t weren’t ideal for our girls, whose lack of size showed despite consistently throwing themselves at the contest,” he said.

UQ captain, Kate Harvey led the way on a tough morning, while Marnie McGorm had plenty of the footy in the midfield and Hannah Curran competed well at fullback.

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