QWAFL Round 7 Review

Yeronga South Brisbane 2.0, 5.1, 6.5, 6.5 (41)
Coolangatta Tweed 2.2, 3.2, 6.3, 6.3 (39)

Hear that banging on the door? It’s Yeronga reminding everyone why they were tipped as premiership favorites.They became the first team to knock off Coolangatta-Tweed this year, but I don’t know if any of their supporters have any nails left after it.

There was a serious buzz around the game in the lead up, and it did more than live up to it.

It was a two-point thriller, it was a game that went down to the final seconds, and it was a result that got us all very excited for the rest of the season.

It was Yeronga who edged away in the first half, opening up a two-goal lead at the main break, but the Bluebirds weren’t done with yet.

They kicked the last three goals of the game to get oh so close, but oh so far.

Cantrell and Bromage were the stars for Yeronga, with a nice cameo from Sam Virgo.

Kalinda Howarth continued her good form in front of the sticks for Coolangatta, while Courtney Hill won a stack of it.
This rivalry just went up another notch. Is it September yet?

University of Queensland 1.0, 2.1, 5.1, 7.3 (45)
Wilston Grange 1.1, 2.2, 4.3, 4.6 (30)

The AFL Queensland media team were secretly hoping for a boil over, (yes we know, sorry again Damo), and we nearly got it.

Wilston Grange gritted the teeth and took it right up to UQ, but to the Red Lioness’ credit, they weathered the storm, they held their nerve, and they made sure of the result.

The fact the margin at the breaks were one-point, one-point, and four-points, speak volumes about how tight this game was.

The difference in the game was probably Annabel Shrewing, who managed to kick three clutch goals in a low scoring affair, in a best on ground performance.

UQ’s two goals to nil in the last quarter put the result beyond doubt. For them to rock up missing a list of superstars, have everything thrown at them, and still take the four-points back to Field 9 is something the entire club will be proud of.

It’s the type of performance Grange have been promising, and have been working toward, and while they may not have got the four points, take them lightly at your own peril.

Zillmere Eagles 2.6, 5.8, 9.10, 13.12 (90)
Coorparoo 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.3 (3)

When the Eagles put the foot down, there is nothing that’s going to stop them. Coorparoo found that out the hard way.

Zillmere were clinical from the opening bounce until the final siren on Saturday.Their defence was on song, their midfield were covering the ground like their lives depended on it, and well, their forwards were having a day out.

Tayla Harris kicked four, Whitehead and Parker kicked three, Clark was unstoppable, and Stevenson has her own footy at times.
Their margin was extended at each break; they never took the foot off the throat.

For Coorparoo, it was a day they need to put at the back of the memory bank. Things didn’t go right, but it can’t undo the work they have done this year so far.

Crew and Young battled hard all day, as did Dawson, but they just couldn’t match the soaring Eagles.

Is 2016 a three horse race?

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