By Ellie Grounds
2014 QFA (NORTH) SENIORS
Aspley vs Kedron
Sat 19 Jul 2.00 pm: Graham Road
The Toyota AFL Multicultural Round will take place this weekend in a celebration of multicultural communities’ involvement in the game. Round 15 of the QFA (North) Seniors competition kicks off with Aspley hosting Kedron. The Hornets will be looking to strengthen their play after a crushing 175-24 loss to Noosa last weekend. The Lions come off the back of a 91-53 defeat over Caloundra last weekend, and with convincing 99-68 and 116-60 wins over Aspley in rounds 1 and 8 respectively, are sure to be feeling cool, calm and collected.
Caloundra vs Maroochydore
Sat 19 Jul 2.00 pm: North St Oval
Despite sitting next to each other on the ladder, Maroochydore will be full of confidence in their ability to thrash Caloundra this weekend after their stunning round 14 performance. Strong play and nine goals from Roo Kane Tyson saw them smash Caboolture 238-28 last weekend. The Panthers lost to Kedron 91-53, bringing their loss tally to eight games, including their two previous encounters with Maroochydore.
Mayne vs Caboolture
Sat 19 Jul 2.00pm: Mott Street
Undefeated ladder leaders Mayne are looking to breeze through this match and continue their stunning record of 14 straight wins when they take on bottom-of-the-table Caboolture this weekend. The Lions are still yet to nab a win, after going down to Maroochydore in a devastating 238-28 defeat last weekend. They will be out to prove themselves after their last game against Mayne, which saw Caboolture suffer a devastating 236-1 thrashing at the hands of the Tigers in round 8.
Noosa vs Nambour & Hinterland
Sat 19 Jul 2.00pm: Weyba Rd
Second team Noosa will be brimming with confidence when they host Nambour, who sit second-last on the ladder, this weekend. The Tigers bounced back from an upsetting round 13 loss to Mayne to secure a convincing 175-24 win over Aspley last weekend, and now sit on an impressive 186.41 percentage. Meanwhile, the Blues sit on a comparatively low percentage (54.06), with their 190-23 loss to Mayne last weekend leaving them with 11 defeats and only three wins under their belt this season.
2014 QFA (SOUTH) SENIORS
Burleigh vs Alexandra Hills
Sat 19 Jul 2.00 pm: Bill Godfrey Oval
Burleigh will be out for blood this weekend after the last four rounds, which delivered one bye and three losses. The Bombers went down 149-57 to second team Yeronga last weekend. Alex Hills will be looking to rectify their poor round 1 performance against Burleigh, where the Bombers defeated them 161-66. They come off the back of a 119-76 win over Coomera last weekend, bringing their tally to four wins this season.
Coolangatta-Tweed vs Robina
Sat 19 Jul 2.00 pm: Peak Oval
Coolangatta will face tough competition when they host fresh-faced Robina this weekend, who come off the back of a bye. The Blues suffered a 212-10 thrashing to Kenmore last weekend, unsuccessful in their bid to nab more than two wins this season. They will certainly be hoping to show improvements since the last time these two teams went head-to-head – a round 1 clash resulting in Robina conquering Coolangatta 198-84.
Coorparoo vs Kenmore
Sat 19 Jul 2.00pm: Giffin Park (Oval 1)
Kenmore and Coorparoo may be neighbours on the ladder (sitting fifth and sixth respectively), but difference in percentages means the Bears will enter this round feeling like a top team with statistics much more impressive than those of the Kings. Kenmore sit on a percentage of 125.56 with eight wins this season, including a 212-19 thrashing of Coolangatta-Tweed last weekend. Coorparoo sit on four wins and a 76.36 percentage – stats unlikely to improve with the Kings’ chances at recovering from their 186-75 loss to Springwood looking slim.
Coomera vs Springwood
Sun 20 Jul 2.00 pm: Coomera Sports Park
Bottom team Coomera are unlikely to be feeling confident when they host ladder leaders Springwood this weekend. The Magpies only have one win under their belt – a close 69-60 round 5 win over Alex Hills which was rectified last weekend when Alex Hills defeated them 119-76. Top team Springwood come off the back of a 186-75 win over Coorparoo, continuing their undefeated 12 game winning streak. Puma Adrian Wallin is one to watch out for – his nine goals against Coomera last week has brought his season tally to a whopping 65 goals.
BYE: Yeronga South Brisbane
2014 QAFA (A) SENIORS
Redcliffe vs Logan
Sat 19 Jul 1.30 pm: Rothwell Park
Second team Redcliffe will come out firing this weekend, fresh after their round 15 bye and ready to continue the four-game winning streak they were on before their break. Logan will travel to Rothwell Park with faint hope of turning last week’s 105-68 win over Beenleigh into something of a habit.
Carrara vs Park Ridge
Sat 19 Jul 2.00 pm: Nielsens Road Oval
It could be a close match this weekend when Carrara take on Park Ridge in what will be an important game for both teams. The Saints suffered a 147-67 defeat to Pine Rivers last weekend, bringing their loss tally to 10 compared with only six wins. While Park Ridge sit two spots above them on the ladder with five wins and eight losses, the last four rounds have seen the Pirates suffer consecutive defeats, including a 130-50 loss to mid-table rivals Ipswich last weekend.
Ipswich vs Beenleigh
Sat 19 Jul 2.00 pm: Limestone Park
Ipswich host Beenleigh this weekend in what will be a bid by the Eagles to stabilise their performance. Their last five games have been a mixed bag of two wins, two losses and a bye. Last weekend saw them take on UQ in a round 12 make-up and, after leading convincingly for the first two quarters, go down 93-72 to the Red Lions. The bottom-of-the-table Buffaloes are still yet to win a game after last weekend’s 105-68 defeat to Logan.
Pine Rivers vs Griffith-Moorooka
Sat 19 Jul 2.00 pm: Rob Akers Reserve
Third team Pine Rivers host ladder leaders Griffith in what is sure to be an exciting round 16 clash. The Swans are on a five-win streak after their 147-67 defeat over Carrara last weekend. However, the Roosters are looking to have regained their top team confidence with their 183-48 win over UQ last weekend, after a bye and a shaky 80-70 loss to Redcliffe in rounds 14 and 13 respectively.
BYE: University of Queensland