SEQAFL Division 2 Round 2 review

All the action from Division two Round two.

Kedron vs. Nambour

Nambour & Hinterland 2.3, 8.4, 13.4, 16.5 (101)
Kedron                       4.1, 6.2, 9.8, 12.9 (80)

Nambour picked up their first Div 2 win, over an under-strength Kedron on Saturday.

The Sunny Coast side kept the Lions at an arm’s length all day, finishing up with a relatively comfortable win.

Kedron were playing their first match of the season, after their opening clash with Coorparoo was washed out last weekend.

What the coaches said:

Ross Bowerman (Kedron)

“It’s been four or five weeks since our last game, so we were short of a gallop, but equally we wouldn’t have been at full-strength anyway.”

“We didn’t give up. Our endeavour is something we pride ourselves on.”

“In the third quarter, we just couldn’t get our hands on the footy and we fell into a long bombing game, which really played into their hands.”

Aspley v. Coorparoo

Hornets              4.3, 9.6, 11.9, 14.10 (94)
Coorparoo Kings 1.1, 6.7, 6.8, 8.12 (60)

Aspley picked up a major scalp in round two, defeating defending premiers, Coorparoo.

The Hornets started better than the Kings and were able to stay in front for the rest of the match.

It was the Kings’ first match of the season, after their first round match against Kedron was washed out.

What the coaches said:

Adam Holland (Aspley):

“We expected a tough contest, but we were confident that our best footy would be competitive.”

Last year, we knocked them off twice, so we knew that our best footy was capable of beating them.”

“We did have a little lapse for the second week in a row just before half time.”

“I think that comes down to mental discipline, just switching off and the boys thinking that half-time’s coming up and already being in the sheds (in their mind).”

Alexandra Hills vs. Caloundra

Caloundra          2.2, 5.4, 8.6, 10.10 (70)
Alexandra Hills 1.5, 5.9, 6.10, 8.11 (59)

Caloundra is still undefeated in Division two, after an 11-point win over Alex Hills.

The Panthers showed they belonged in Division Two, after being elevated from Division four, defeating the Bombers in a scrappy affair.

Panthers forward, Quinten Ross, kicked five for Caloundra in the win.

What the coaches said:

Russell Evans ( Caloundra):

“I think our defensive side of our game is getting better each week. We’re tackling well and winning the ball well, so those things were particularly pleasing.”

“I don’t think we’re really taking the game on. We’re playing a bit conservatively.”

“We’re too scared to make mistakes. The next step is to really take the game on and take a few risks.”

“We need to get a balance better taking the game on and learning where the tiems are that you need to slow things down.”

Kenmore vs. Redcliffe

Kenmore 2.2, 4.10, 10.14, 12.16 (88)
Redcliffe 3.1, 7.5, 8.9, 11.11 (77)

Kenmore notched their first win of the season, against new Division Two side Redcliffe, at home on Saturday.

The Bears ground out a strong win in scrappy circumstances, coming back from 13 points down at half-time.

What the coaches said:

Tom Corless (Kenmore):

“I was pleased with the team’s effort to fight and scrap out a win.”

“We had 30 more inside 50s than last week, but finished with one less goal. That was frustrating.”

“When we get our opportunity to attack, we’re holding within ourselves. We’re playing very conservatively.”

“We need to take more risks going forward and get it in there quicker.”

Steve Jenkins (Redcliffe):

“They had a lot better run and carry – they’re a fairly skilful side.”

“We weren’t able to influence the contest enough to get ourselves into the game.”

“We just need to get better at working harder to get into space.” 

Wynnum vs. Yeronga South Brisbane

Yeronga South Brisbane 8.3, 16.6, 23.11, 29.16 (190)
Wynnum                        1.0, 1.1,  1.1,      1.2 (8)

Yeronga continued to live up to their pre-season hype, with another big win, this time over Wynnum.

New recruit, Shaun Mugavin, kicked 15 goals, and 10 in the first half, in the 182-point thrashing of the Vikings.

For the second week in a row, the Vikings could only manage 1.2 (8).

The win sets up a mouth-watering clash between the Devils and undefeated Robina on Saturday.

What the coaches said:

Chris Ryan (Yeronga):

“Credit to Wynnum – it’s easy for a side to throw in the towel, give away stupid free kicks fight amongst themselves in that kind of game, but they didn’t.”

“Personally, that was the best team display that I’ve ever seen from Yeronga.

Caboolture vs. Robina

Robina       5.4, 8.8, 11.12, 16.14 (110)
Caboolture 3.1, 4.2, 5.3,       8.5 (53)

Robina sits on top of the ladder, after a second consecutive win, over Caboolture on Saturday.

The Roos were inaccurate in front of goal, but still managed to grind out an eight-goal win over the Lions, who were playing their second Division two game after being elevated from Division three.

What the coaches said:

Mark Vigus (Robina):

“In terms of how we played, I thought we could play a lot better. I’m happy to get the win, but there’s a lot of improvement required, especially ahead of this week (against Yeronga).”

“I think the main positive is we know we can play that solid brand of football, it’s just a matter of putting it together for full quarters and games.”

“If we can put it all together, we’ll be a force.”

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