Round 12 Bond University QWAFL Review

By Ant Wingard   @AntWingard


Coorparoo                               1.3,  6.5,  9.5,  10.8  (68)
University of Queensland                1.1,  2.1,  3.2,  3.4  (22)

GOALS, Coorparoo: J. Govan 4, E. Zielke 3, N. Iduteyiteka  1, M. Forbes 1, J. Tawhiao-Wardlaw 1. University of Queensland: K. McCarthy 1, D. Davidson 1, S. Frederick-Traub 1.

BEST, Coorparoo: J. Tawhiao-Wardlaw, S. Young, N. Iduteyiteka , J. Ellenger, P. Parker, E. Pittman. University of Queensland: M. Hunt, N. Grider, S. Frederick-Traub, A. McNabb, J. Stone, J. Maher.

A four-goal haul to QWAFL leading goal kicker Jenae Govan helped steer Coorparoo to their third straight victory as the Kings coasted past University of Queensland by 46-points.

After missing last week’s contest through her selection with Gold Coast in the Winter Series, Govan wasted no time asserting herself back at QWAFL level, reclaiming her spot atop the league’s goal kickers with a dominant performance inside 50.

Govan was accompanied by midfielder Emma Zielke, who kicked three goals in a match where the Brisbane Lions AFL Women’s skipper spent large amount of time across half-forward.

The catalyst for Coorparoo’s win came via four-quarter supremacy around the stoppages. The Red Lions, despite their best efforts in close, couldn’t match the Kings in the midfield in what was the deciding factor of the contest.

With the midfield battle won by Coorparoo, the Kings’ bombarded their forward line with opportunities and proved all too much for UQ on the counter attack.

Zielke kicked the game’s first major before Red Lion Dakota Davidson converted a contested mark to square the ledger. From there however, Coorparoo ran away comfortably, kicking nine of the next 11 goals.

Coorparoo head coach, Michael Hewitt, said the win was a pleasing result in the grand scheme of the Kings’ season.

“I thought it was a hard game fought in good spirits. We always knew it was going to be a hard game given where they are sitting on the ladder and what they’re trying to achieve,” Hewitt told

“We came in with a game plan and we played to it. I think that is reflective on the scoreboard.”

“Ideally we do want the double chance but Coolangatta is also still hanging around.”


Coolangatta Tweed:               2.2,  3.3,  4.5,  5.5  (35)
Bond University:                      0.1,  0.5,  0.5,  0.5  (5)

GOALS, Coolangatta Tweed: L. James 2, B. Habel 1, H. Sexton 1, S. Goodman 1. Bond University: n/a.

BEST, Coolangatta Tweed: Z. Lattanzi, L. Alder, S. Carter, H. Sexton, M. Roberts, L. James. Bond University: K. Smith, A. Clarke, L. Bella, E. Sundstrom, D. McKenzie, T. Perry.

Coolangatta Tweed has bolstered its position in the Bond University QWAFL following a strong win over the Bullsharks in Round 12. The 30-point win sees the Bluebirds keep within one game of second-placed Coorparoo, while also extending their margin over fourth place to two wins.

Coolangatta’s defence, despite again being without Leah Kaslar, produced a stout effort against a Bond University side desperate to solidify themselves within the competition’s top four. The Bluebirds rendered the away side goalless for the entire game while piling on five goals of their own.

The real strength for the Bluebirds in the Gold Coast derby was the way in the team dominated at stoppages. Despite the presence of Lauren Bella in the ruck, Coolangatta’s midfield were relentless in their efforts to work hard in congestion and found space via their outside runners to move the ball forward.

Goalsneak Lauren James opened Coolangatta’s goal account for the day and added one more throughout the day to bring her season tally to 15. Hannah Sexton and Brooke Habel also found themselves among the goal kickers as the pair kicked their first goals of the 2018 season.


Wilston Grange:                     2.4,  6.5,  12.9,  14.11  (95)
Maroochydore:                       0.0,  1.1,  1.1,  1.2  (8)

GOALS, Wilston Grange: M. Peeters 4, B. Gibson 2, S. Wheeler 2, C. Svarc 2, M. Campbell 2, J. Abbott 1, D. Gisu 1. Maroochydore: M. Banks 1.

BEST, Wilston Grange: I. Dawes, M. Campbell, J. Membrey, C. Svarc, S. Campbell, E. MacNeill. Maroochydore: T. Dale, K. Surman, M. Banks, J. Sills, R. Crack, C. Croyden.

Wilston Grange’s near unprecedented start to the 2018 QWAFL season has gone from strength to strength as the Gorillas produced a clinical 87-point win over Maroochydore. The Gorillas’ win brings their win streak to double figures with ten, and draws the side closer to Coorparoo’s QWAFL record.

The young Maroochydore side found the going tough, but simply couldn’t match it with the table-topping Gorillas. Wilston Grange won big in the battle for midfield dominance and continued with constant forward pressure.

Wilston Grange controlled most of the contest and kept the home side scoreless for the entire first quarter. Maddy Banks finally got Maroochydore on the board in the second, nailing home the Roos’ only goal of the game.

For the Gorillas’ their brightest moment came in the third term as the side booted six goals – the same amount the side kicked throughout the entire first half alone. Delma Gisu booted the first of their half-dozen with an opportunistic effort from close range.

North Melbourne AFL Women’s star Brittney Gibson soon followed suit and extended the Gorillas’ lead halfway through the premiership term before Maddy Peeters and Jemma Abbott also chimed in.


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