SEQAFL Division 2 Rd 13 Review

Coorparoo Kings               4.2,  9.6,  11.9,  15.12  (102)  
Hornets                                 2.3,  5.4,  9.7,  10.10  (70)   

Coorparoo picked up a confidence-boosting win over Aspley on Saturday.

After suffering a surprise loss in their last match-up, the Kings made amends in this return fixture, to reaffirm their status as premiership contenders.

Playing off for the BeyondBlue Cup, Josh Lake kicked four for the Kings, while Michael Gleeson was one of the side’s best for the day.

For Aspley, Jack Guest, was a shining light in the match as the Hornets’ best.

The result puts the Hornets back in fourth, while Coorparoo cemented their second spot, a game clear of third.

 Yeronga South Brisbane                  11.5,  20.11,  30.16,  40.23  (263)  
Wynnum                                  0.2,  0.2,  0.2,  1.2  (8)   

Yeronga handed out an absolute shellacking to Wynnum, in a handy percentage boost for the Devils.

In an incredible performance against the struggling Vikings, Yeronga recruit, Tim Notting slotted 20 goals for the game, in the absence of spearhead Shaun Mugavin.

The result puts Yeronga in third, a game behind second-placed Coorparoo, with three rounds remaining.

Wynnum is still winless in 2013.

Robina                                  5.4,  10.5,  15.9,  19.11  (125)
Caboolture                              0.2,  2.2,  5.2,  8.4  (52)   

It was business as usual for Robina, in a dominant win over Caboolture on Sunday.

Sitting a game clear on top, the Roos were out to prove they were not complacent, and in wet conditions, showed they are not getting ahead of themselves.

Against a young Lions side, the Roos adapted better to the conditions nad proved their class, with strong midfield transition.

Robina spearhead, Korey Fulton, finished with nine, despite a strong performance from Caboolture fullback, Chris Allen.

What the coaches said

 Mark Vigus ( Robina):

“I think in the conditions it was good to get the win. It was pretty wet, so I was happy to get away with the win, by about 10 goals.”

“Just the way we adapted and we really didn’t over possess the ball because it was really wet, so we tried to make sure we got our straight running players and once we did get those guys, we were kicking and not tryinh to over possess and that gave our forwards plenty of opportunity to kick a decent score .”

“I don’t think anyone stood out but I think in close we played well and you need to in those conditions.”

We know we’re going to play finals now,  so you do worry what the mindset’s going to be.”

“I was really happy to se the boys staying focused and not trying to look too far ahead.”

“We’re only one game clear, so it only takes one slip-up to lose that.”

Mark Crooks ( Caboolture):

“Getting beaten by 11 goals against a top side in Robina was a good effort, realistically.”

“In our contested football against them and in our around the ground pressure, we really gave it to Robina in that sense.”

“We’re a young side and that’s where we’re got to build off, learn off playing against players like that (Robina).”

“We’re striving for three wins in the last three games and that’s where we’ve been at.”

“Up until last week, we were heading in the right direction and as a club we rebounded yesterday so I think we’ll finish off very strong in the next three games.”

Kenmore                                 5.4,  6.9,  11.13,  14.18  (102)  
Redcliffe                               0.1,  1.5,  5.6,  7.10  (52)

Kenmore’s finals hopes are still alive, after a 50-ppoint win over Redcliffe on Saturday.

The Bears set the tone for the day, with a five-goal to nil first quarter and never looked back.

Tim Plummer finished with five majors for Kenmore in the win, while Harry Baldwin played his best game for the year.

For Redcliffe, James Niven continued his solid 2013, with a four-goal return.

With three rounds to go, Kenmore is in seventh, one game out of the top five.

What the coaches said:

Tom Corless  (Kenmore):

“Boys played very well yesterday.”

 “The players contributed to the game plan and to the processes we put in place and there was good involvement for all the players.”

“We know we’ve had inconsistent sides so it’s a good one for this time of the year. Now, we want to get a bit consistent with numbers so we can get match fitness and game awareness.”

“We’re throwing things around a bit to keep football interesting and then the results will take care of themselves.”

Nambour  5.3, 10.3, 12.7 , 15.10 (100)
Kedron      3.0, 5.5,    8.6,           9.7 (61)

It’s one of the toughest trips in the Division Two competition, and the trek to Nambour proved too much for Kedron on Saturday.

The undermanned Lions started slowly and couldn’t catch up to the home side, despite a second-half resurgence.

Travis Mills kicked five for Nambour in the win, while Sean Clarke slotted four for the Lions.

Despite the loss, Kedron remains in the top five, a game clear of sixth-placed Alex Hills.

Nambour is two games out of the five, in eighth.

Caloundra 10.11 (71)
Alex Hills 6.5 (41)

Caloundra picked up its sixth win of the season, against Alex Hills, on Saturday.

The Panthers’ hunger in contested situations proved the difference on the day.

The result put Caloundra in ninth, with five wins and a mathematical chance of finals.

Alex Hills are in sixth, with six wins, a game behind fifth-placed Kedron.

What the coaches said:

Graham Henwood (Alex Hills):

“We knew we were in for a tough game – Caloundra at Caloundra has always been a tough gig.”

“They wanted the hard ball a lot more than us.”

“We’re still mathematically a chance to make finals but then again so are Kedron, Nambour, Caloundra and Kenmore, so the last three rounds will be very interesting.”

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