SEQ Colts semi-final weekend

By Ellie grounds

Springwood vs Maroochydore

Sun 31 Aug 12.00pm

Zillmere – O’Callaghan Park

The Colts semi finals kick off this weekend at Zillmere, with Springwood and Maroochydore going head to head in a midday match.

The match is set to be tight: Springwood sit second amongst the semi finalists with 54 points, while Maroochydore trail by just two points on 52.  

Springwood will be out for a strong start after a disappointing beginning to their qualifying final against Redland last weekend.

With zero points on the board at the end of the first quarter, Puma Jack Darby took charge, kicking two consecutive goals.

But despite impressive defence keeping Redland scoreless in the fourth quarter, Springwood were narrowly defeated 29-22.

Maroochydore will be hoping the ferociousness they displayed in their round two elimination final carries over to this weekend.

After trailing 33-41 at half time in their do or die knockout against middle-of-the-ladder rivals Sandgate, the Roos switched into gear and took control of the game to come out on top 72-67.

Joshua Keleher kicked four goals, adding to the impressive 46 majors he already had under his belt at the end of the regular season.

Kick off is at 12pm at O’Callaghan Park, Zillmere. 

Aspley vs Wilston Grange

Sun 31 Aug 2.30 pm

Zillmere – O’Callaghan Park

Semi final number two sees Aspley take on Wilston Grange in what could be an interesting match.

Despite Aspley ending the season on 56 points compared to Wilston Grange’s 44, the Hornets suffered a crushing 30-73 defeat last weekend while the Gorillas triumphed 35-24.

Aspley went head-to-head with Surfers Sharks in the qualifying final, with tight play for the first two quarters leading the Hornets to a 19-13 lead at half time. But disaster struck when Surfers Sharks nabbed an incredible nine goals in the third quarter, resulting in a 30-73 loss for Aspley.

Wilston Grange faced off against Morningside in the week two elimination final, and while history predicted a win for the Panthers, the Gorillas had other plans in mind.

With identical points on the board after the first quarter, Wilston Grange stepped it up to lead for the rest of the game, with impressive defence that left Morningside scoreless in the final quarter resulting in a 35-24 win for the Gorillas.

Aspley and Wilston Grange will battle it out from 2.30 pm.

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