QFA Matches of the Round

Maroochydore vs. Caloundra
Saturday July 9, 2:00pm, Maroochydore Oval 1

Another week, another blockbuster.

This week, Caloundra have the chance to go equal top with a win over Maroochydore, who currently sit four points clear.

If they win, and Mayne beat Aspley, we could have a three-way tie at the top of the table.

Both come into the game off the back of convincing wins.

The Roos ran riot against Moreton Bay, and the Panthers were too good for Hornets.

It’s been a big couple of weeks for Maroochydore forward Christopher Murch, who has booted 16 goals in two games, including 11 snags last week, while Paul Bevan also chipped in with six.

Their scoring power is evident, so it’s about limited the forward 50 entries for Caloundra.

The Panthers need to score heavily themselves this week though. The best way of beating Maroochydore is by kicking 100 plus points.

And to do that, they need at least 10 players hitting the scoreboard. It’s going to be an even spread required.


Bond University vs. Springwood
Saturday July 9, 2:00pm, Bond University

These two are sleeping top-to-toe on the ladder, with just a couple of percentage points separating them.

Last week, Springwood let one slip against a determined Burleigh who overran them in the last quarter, while Bond got the job done against Kenmore to the tune of 65-points.

No team likes to lose two in a row, so look out for the Pumas on the rebound this week.

Both of these teams are pushing hard for a double chance come seasons end, so this is a mini final in itself.

Bond had 10 goal kickers last week, led by Merrett with six, and Colquhoun with five. If they can replicate that, good luck shutting them down.

They are on top of their game when their midfielders are kicking goals. It means they are all on their bikes and covering the ground.

Springwood needs to stop that run, and play it in a phone box. The more contested it is, the better off they will be. They have the bigger bodies to grind it out.

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