SEQAFL Division 2 Rd 10 Review

By Beth Newman

SEQAFL Division 2 Rd 10

Coorparoo Kings                         13.0,  17.6,  21.14,  31.18  (204)

Wynnum                                  1.0,  2.0,  2.0,  2.0  (12)

 Coorparoo picked up a crucial percentage boost, in a 192-point win over struggling Wynnum.

A 13-goal to one opening term set the tone for the match, in which the Kings dominated across the park.

Jack Lake kicked five for the Kings in the thrashing, and was the side’s best on the day.

Shane McCarthy was a standout for Wynnum in the loss.

Hornets                                 1.8,  5.10,  9.14,  16.18  (114)

Kenmore                                 1.2,  2.4,  2.8,  6.11  (47)

Aspley is still in touch with the top sides in the Division two competition, after a dominant win over Kenmore.

After an opening term tussle, the Hornets stepped up a gear and showed their experience against the Bears.

Steven Jackson and Andrew McElroy kicked four apiece in the Hornets’ win.

Defender Matthew Weller was strong In defence for the Hornets, while ruckman Daniel Flint put in a solid performance.

Sam Bennett had his best game of the year for Kenmore.

The win puts Aspley in fourth, one win behind third-placed Coorparoo.

Kenmore is in sixth, with a 5-5 record this season.

What the coaches said:

Adam Holland (Aspley):

“We know they are a good side and it was a really important game for us to see where we’re at, to play a side that’s thereabouts with us.”

“If they execute in the areas we focus on, then we’re capable of matching it with any side in the comp.”

“Everyone contributed and that’s what we need to do. We can’t rely on one, two or three blokes to get us over the line every week.”

Tom Corless (Kenmore):

“Aspley are a good very good team. They all work well together. A lot of our guys are new to senior football and they’ve shown effort and they’re learning.”

“They gave us a good lesson in how to run hard and defend in transition periods.”

Yeronga South Brisbane    3.2,  6.6,  10.10,  15.12  (102)

Kedron                                  3.2,  10.7,  14.10,  14.14  (98)

Yeronga pulled off a come-from-behind victory over Kedron, maintaining its hold on a top two spot.

Down by four goals at three-quarter time, the Devils’ experienced recruits in Tim Notting, Shaun Mugavin and Brett Duke, steered the side home in the dying stages.

Mugavin finished with seven goals for the day.

The result makes Kedron’s push for finals an uphill battle.

What the coaches said:

Chris Ryan (Yeronga):

“Probably they deserved to win it. We just stormed home.”

“It’s the reason you recruit the big guns.” 

“It’s huge for us. When we lost last week against Coorparoo, everyone said we were slow and unfit. So to finish well was really good.”

James Debono (Kedron):

“If you look at least year where both our teams have come from, last and second-last, to have Yeronga be second and us challenge them all day, is a huge positive for both clubs.”

“We made some rash decisions at times, I can’t put it (result) down to one thing in particular.”

“There was definitely a bit of a momentum shift in the last 10 minutes in the last quarter.”

“I think if we can keep our best side on the paddock, we can be competitive.”

Caboolture                              2.2,  6.3,  8.7,  9.9  (63)

Nambour & Hinterland                    1.2,  4.3,  7.5,  9.9  (63)

Former Div 3 sides, Caboolture and Nambour, played out a thrilling draw on Saturday.

The Lions held the advantage going into the final change, but were unable to withstand a strong finish from Nambour.

Mark Schmidt kicked four for Caboolture and was a standout for his die, while Nick Fitzpatrick Nambour’s best.

The result leaves Nambour in fifth position, well in reach of a finals spot.

Alexandra Hills                         2.7,  7.11,  9.15,  13.19  (97)

Redcliffe                               2.0,  4.1,  5.1,  7.4  (46)

Alex Hills produced another strong performance, notching up their third straight win, over Redcliffe.

After a tight first term, the Bombers put their foot on the pedal and opened up a 28 point lead at the major break.

Jacob Harris was the best for the Bopmbers in the win, while Sam Giradi finished with three goals.

Damian Lee was a standout for Redcliffe.

Alex Hills faces another major test next week, against competition heavyweights, Coorparoo.

What the coaches said:

Graham Henwood (Alex Hills):

“We’re very happy to win a third straight game. It’s something we haven’t achieved since 2011.”

“To their credit, Redcliffe made it a tough and physical win, which is probably what you want.”

Steve Jenkins (Redcliffe):

“I think we were okay in most areas but they were cleaner with the ball, picking the ball up off the ground.”

“They were able to link up with three or four effective disposals, where we were turning it over too much, and that was pretty much the difference on the day.”

“Certainly, the last two weeks we’ve put in a better effort and a better contest on the park, so hopefully we can continue to improve and finish the season strongly.”

Caloundra vs. Robina

Robina bounced back from their first 2013 loss, with a two-goal win over Caloundra on Saturday.

The Roos came back from three goals down in the third term to clinch the win, which keeps them on top of the ladder.

Jimmy Cupper and Brad Peak were standouts for the Panthers in the match.

Nathan Gurciullo stood up for the Roos, after missing the loss to Coorparoo, last week.

What the coaches said:

Russell Evans (Caloundra):

“Our blokes took a good step yesterday. It was a good performance and they stuck to their guns all day and jut fell short.”

“I thought we were good defensively all over the ground and I thought we held them well and I thought our use of the ball improved after quarter-time.”

Mark Vigus (Robina):

We were very happy to get away with the win and to bounce back .”

“There was a huge improvement in the way we went about it.”

“I think we were a completely different side and we  had the hunger back.”

“(Last week) turned out to be a blessing. It really focused the guys and yeah hopefully it was a real turning point for us.”

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