QFA Matches of the Round

Mayne vs. Maroochydore
Saturday May 28, 2:00pm, Mott Street

It’s another grand final rematch, but this time the terms are different.

Last time these two teams met in round 2, it was a low scoring, contested arm-wrestle, where Maroochydore came out on top.

Since then, the Roos have firmed as premiership favorites, and the Tigers have struggled for consistency.

Maroochydore had a commanding win over Moreton Bay last week, while Mayne were no match for Noosa.

With the competition so evenly poised at the moment, this is a must win for Mayne; the stakes are high.

They need to get their contested brand of football back on-song, need to keep this one as low scoring as possible, and need to be well up in the contested possession count.

For Maroochydore, it’s a case of knowing what works and sticking to it. Let Simpson Norman and co. do what they do best, and take the game on.


Kenmore vs. Springwood
Saturday May 28, 2:00pm, Western Districts Oval

These two teams are in a three-way logjam on five wins, along with Bond University, so to say a win here is important would be an understatement.

Both had less than desirable round 7 games, so will be champing at the bit to get back in the winners list.

Springwood went down to Robina by less than a kick, while Kenmore pushed Coorparoo, but couldn’t get over the line.

On paper, Springwood probably win this one, but not by much.

But Kenmore play their home deck very well. If they are close late, the 19th man in the stands will help ride them home.

This will showcase everything you want to see in a game of footy. Touch in the clinches, good users out wide, and some big, bustling goal kickers as targets in the forward 50.

By Andrew Wiles

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