The Northern Raiders have beaten The Country Kookaburras by 6 points to clinch the 2012 Championship.
The Northern Raiders have taken out the 2012 Under 16 State Development Championships Grand Final, beating the Country Kookaburras by 6 points in a thriller at Yeronga today.
The Kookaburras drew first blood, dribbling through a goal in the opening minutes of the match, but it was the Raiders who controlled play for much of the first quarter going into the break 2.3.15 to the Kookaburras 1.1.7
The North Queenslanders pegged the lead back to three points in the second quarter before two long running goals from the Raiders saw them head into the main break with a 15 point lead.
The Kookaburras started the third quarter well, goaling early before the Raiders hit back late in the term with two goals on the trot to lead 7.6.48 to 4.2.26 at three quarter time.
Going into the last quarter it looked all over for the Kookaburras, but the plucky Country boys staged a late revival, kicking three goals late in the term to narrow the final margin to just one goal.
The fulltime scoreboard read Northern Raiders 8.9.57 to the Country Kookaburras 8.3.51
Northern Raiders Captain Liam Dawson was named player of the carnival.
Goal Kickers: Nathan Buckley 2, Luke Barker 2, Jonah Eoe, Jack Marquis, Liam Mosley, Tyler Cester
Best: Liam Dawson, Liam Richardson, Corey Wagner, Jacob Watson, Jeremy De Bortoli, Joel Kennedy, Jackson DickfosNorthern Raiders Coaches Award: # 24 Liam Dawson
Goal Kickers: Myra Tomsana 4, Jow Llewelyn, Henjo Mareko, Josh Evans
Best: Myra Tomsana, Didymys Blankett, Mitch Koch, Jak Williams, Rhys Bridge,
Kookaburras Coaches Award: #11 Didymus Blankett
OTHER ROUND 3 QUEENSLAND UNDER 16 STATE DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Play off for 7th position
South Eastern Bushrangers 19-9-123 defeated PNG 3-6-24
Goals SEB: T Gosper 5, D Smith 4, B Keays 3, M Hammelmann 2, D Cameron-Reeves, H O’Kelly, J. Mitchell, T Rolls, B Mulcahy
Best SEB: B Keays, C Brodie, D Smith, T Gosper, I Edwards
SEB Coaches Award: # 17 Declan Smith
Goals PNG: L Savere 2, R Singura
Best PNG: L Savere, J Tony , M Mc Queen, H Kambu
PNG Coaches Award: #9 Peter Lavong
Play off for 5th position
Gold Coast North 6-9-45 defeated Western Taipans 4-0-24
Goals GCN: D Trask 2, J Bax, E Mackie, J Collings, T Clark
Best GCN: R Blood, N Ellis, C Palmer, T Clark, E Mackie, C Haberfield
GCN Coaches Award: # 2 C Haberfield
Goals W Taipans: Z Laud 2, Z McLean, C Bellert
Best WT: T Tate, L Winton, S Windsor, J Stahlhut, J Lorton
WT Coaches Award: #19 Tim Tate
Play off for 3rd Position
Suncoast Power 11-3-69 defeated Gold Coast South 7-7-49
Goals SCP: T Watson 2, W Kristelly 2, B Mahony, B Maki, J Brain, D Henderson, S Eckleshott, G Hunt, B Doherty
Best SCP: B Mahony, B Maki, D Henderson, C Stevenson, T Buckle, L Dewar, A Dempsey
SCP Coaches Award: #4 Bill Mahony
Goals GC Sth: K Skuse 2, J Ward, J Holland, T Stevenson, B O’Donnell, D Maden
Best GC Sth: S Tippett, J Holland, L Weller, D Maden, B O’Donnell, J Conquest, J Stagg
GC Sth: Coaches Award : #12 Lachie Weller
Final Positions for 8 teams
1st Position : Northern Raiders
2nd Position : Country Kookaburras
3rd Position : Suncoast Power
4th Position : Gold Coast South
5th Position : Gold Coast North
6TH Position : Western Taipans
7th Position : South Eastern Bushrangers
8th Position : PNG Binatangs