SEQAFL Division 2 Rd 4 Review

Review of this weekend’s Divsion 2 action.

Redcliffe vs. Robina

Robina                                  6.3,  9.6,  12.14,  16.17  (113) 
Redcliffe                               3.3,  5.7,  5.10,  10.15  (75)  

Robina further entrenched itself as the benchmark of the Division two competition, with a win over Redcliffe on Saturday.

The Roos started well, but did not have it their own way for the whole match, with the Tigers fighting all day and even claiming the final term.

Playing coach, Mark Vigus, led the way in the win, finishing with five goals.

What the coaches said:

Steve Jenkins (Redcliffe):

“We wanted to focus on our things and give ourselves every opportunity to be in the contest. I was quite happy.”

“At three-quarter time, I wasn’t very happy with how we were going about it .

“But to come out in the last quarter was pleasing and something to hang our hat on.”

“In that last quarter, we kicked the first three, won the clearances 12-4 and I think we had 15-4 Inside 50s So, we were quite dominant across the park.”

Mark Vigus (Robina):

“I felt we didn’t play as well as we could have but in an away game in the heat, we were happy to get a win.”

“(Redcliffe) were very good. They didn’t give up all day. We got a jump and kicked a couple early and then pushed away in the third.

“But I think we jut thought the fourth quarter was just going to happen and then they got a few goals early in the quarter.”

“I think we feel we’re happy with we’re at. It’s just about ironing out those little bits and pieces now.”

Alexandra Hills vs. Nambour

Alexandra Hills                         3.1,  6.4,  11.6,  13.9  (87) 
Nambour & Hinterland           1.2,  2.2,  6.10,  8.12  (60)   

Alexandra Hills ‘ second victory of 2013 was overshadowed by a serious injury to youngster Brendon Bloye.

Bloye’s football career could be over after he ruptured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament for the third time at only 22.

The youngster had a promising start to the season, in his return from a knee reconstruction, and senior coach, Graham Henwood, said it was “gut-wrenching” to see him go down again.

What the coaches said

Graham Henwood (Alex Hills):

“We slogged it out. It was a tough one but we got there.”

“I think out forward structure was a little bit better than theirs- little bit smarter, used the ball a bit better.”

“Brendin missed the entire season last year and worked really hard with his rehab.

“He’s been in our best players in the first four weeks and then to see that happen, it’s gut-wrenching.”

“I suppose my initial thought is he won’t (play again), but he’s pretty strong-headed and he’ll do everything he can.”

“It’s mind over matter now.”

Coorparoo vs. Caloundra

 Coorparoo Kings                7.4,  13.8,  17.12,  21.15  (141) 
Caloundra                               2.5,  9.8,  10.11,  12.18  (90)   

Coorparoo notched up their second victory of the year with a seemingly comfortable win over Caloundra on Saturday.

After a seven goal to two opening term, the game was in the Kings’ hands at quarter time.

The Panthers fought their way back in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to threaten the home side.

What the coaches said:

Russell Evans (Coorparoo):

 “I don’t think the score actually reflected the game in the weekend. It was closer than the score actually indicated.”

“Defensively across the ground we were pretty poor and I thought they were good in close and I thought they ran the ball pretty well.”

‘In some parts, we ran the ball better than we have all year. I thought that’s probably the only thing that I was happy with.”

“Defensively, we lapsed in 10-15 minutes spurts every now and then and that’s what let the opposition get away.”

Kedron vs. Aspley

Kedron                                  3.4,  7.8,  8.12,  12.17  (89) 
Hornets                                 3.2,  5.4,  8.7,  11.8  (74)   

Kedron claimed the McMahon-Gear cup over local rival Aspley, in an emotion-charged performance.

As well as playing for the trophy, the Lions who have a strong relationship with the army, paid tribute to former army officer Glen Fry, who died in a house fire last week.

The loss of  William Cates (concussion) and Jacob James (ankle) were massive blows to Aspley, left with two on the bench.

Kedron held a five-point lead at the final change and ran over the top of the Hornets in the last quarter.

What the coaches said:

James Debono (Kedron):

 “There was a bit of significance, playing for the McMahon-Gear Cup and with our relationship with the Army Barracks, with the death of an officer in the Bracken Ridge fire.”

It went right down to the wire.”

“From our boys, jut had belief that we could get the job done. We had confidence in our own abilities.”

“We moved a few people around late in the last quarter. We moved some good ball users from the back line up forward.”

“One goal was kicked  and it was about five to go and we thought we’re on here.”

Obviously, Aspley were at us all day. I take nothing away from what they dished up.

“We were outplayed in the second and third quarters.”

Adam Holland (Aspley)

“It  was a game we wanted to win – I would have rather gone in to the bye 2-2 than 1-3.”

“The turning point came midway through the third quarter when we had a bit of momentum and William was knocked out. It was pretty hard to run out the game.”

“We never threw in the towel. I never thought we were out of the contest.”

Kenmore vs. Wynnum

Kenmore                                 6.3,  10.10,  15.18,  25.23  (173) 
Wynnum                                  1.2,  1.3,  1.5,  2.5  (17)

A ten-goal final term sealed a dominant win for Kenmore, over a struggling Wynnum side, on Saturday.

The Bears lead all day, kicking six in the first and leading 10.10.70 – 1.3.9 at the major break.

What the coaches said:

There are a few still players still finding their feet but we’re starting to gel really well.”

“Wynnum are struggling but it was a good effort from them.”

“It was a good chance for us to develop a few players and test guys in new positions.”

“I think the game got blown away in the last quarter. The last half of last quarter I think Wynnum couldn’t chase us.”

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