Sandgate 2.10.22 defeated by Morningside 17.13.115
Morningside did what they do best yesterday; impose themselves on games of footy.
A young Sandgate team was no match for the Panthers, who were in control from the opening bounce.
Abey opened the scoring for Morningisde early, but Stackelberg was quick to reply for the Hawks.
After 5 minutes it was all-square.
That’s when Morningside flexed their muscles.
They kicked the next six goals of the half to go into the main break 35-points up.
Bevan kicked the first of the second half to keep the Hawks in touch, but Morningside had other ideas.
They piled on the next six to put the game beyond reach for Sandgate before three-quarter time.
They led at the final change by 66.
Abey, who kicked one in every quarter, hit scoreboard early in the last, in a four goal to nil quarter.
They ran out 93-point winners, and kept season 2015 rolling on.
The focus in such a big win can sometimes go on the forwards, but it was Morningside’s defensive unit who stood up yesterday.
They didn’t allow Sandgate any space all day, lead beautifully by Nick Tomlinson in a best on ground performance.
Season 2015 for Morningside is chugging along like a well oiled machine.
“Morningside were really good, they were clinical. My boys battled really hard all day. I don’t think the scoreboard reflected the game.
“At the end of the day that’s the result.
“In my opinion we have played some fair teams early in the year. We have played at this stage the top four and we have had a win, we’d like to believe its game on from here.
“You do learn a lot from these games being a young side. We are moving forward, we are going to have results like this so we have just got to keep persevering.”
David Lake – Morningside
“We were almost flat in the first half. We started to get it together, and had a bit more intent in the second half. It didn’t add up to many goals but we worked hard.
“Darcy Cameron-Reeves in his first game back from Redland was really good, and Isaiah Edwards was good as well.
“Our defense was really good.
“It was good to get through unscathed.”
Labrador 25.16.166 defeated Broadbeach 10.11.71
Not to be outdone this weekend, Labrador reminded the QAFL pundits that 2015 isn’t a one-man show.
It was an arm-wrestle early, with neither team being able to break away.
When the Cats used the footy well, they took it right up to the Tigers. They went in locked at 21-points a piece at quarter time.
From the opening bounce in the second it was one-way traffic.
The run and carry that Cats had in the first dropped off, and Labrador punished their mistakes.
Goals early in the quarter to Hicks, Lappin, Clarke and Turner saw the Tigers streak ahead in the game.
After a 7 goal to nil quarter, they headed into the sheds 46-points up.
Broadbeach regrouped after a difficult second, to play the type of footy that worked early in the game.
The game opened right up in the second, as it became a shootout.
Each team kicked six for the quarter, but it was still the Tigers with a comfortable 49-point lead at the last break.
Labrador could have put the cue in the rack with an eye on next week, but instead they sent a message.
They kicked nine goals in the last to put their stamp on the game, and prove they are right in the hunt this season.
Steve Daniel – Labrador
“Broadbeach were pretty impressive in the first quarter.
“We were able to break it open in the second quarter but we were probably a bit disappointed because we kicked 7.7.”
“Our third quarter was really good, but then so was theirs.
“In the last we were really powerful, so it was pretty impressive.”
Wayne Petterd – Broadbeach
“It was a funny old game, for two quarters we outscored them, and in the other two they beat us by 95 points.
“We just had a lot of players making poor decisions and things not going your way which opens them up, but they are a quality side.
“In the first and third, our ball use and our run and carry and all the good things that make good quarters was there, basic footy was all it was, we just had a crack at them and it paid off.
“When we took the foot off the pedal and made a mistake they just pounced on us.”
By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles