SEQAFL Division 3 Rd 14 Review

By Beth Newman

SEQAFL DIvision 3 Rd 14

Beenleigh                               7.3,  11.5,  16.12,  23.18  (156)  
UQ Redlions                             0.2,  2.4,  2.5,  2.7  (19)  

Beenleigh snapped a two-game losing streak, picking up a crucial win over UQ on Saturday.

The Buffaloes dominated from the outset, winning the stoppages all over the ground.

With three weeks since their last game, the Red Lions were lacking match fitness and Beenleigh punished the visitors’ poor skill execution.

Nathan Freebody and Mark Blackman were the best for UQ, while Benjamin Williams slotted five goals for the Buffaloes.

The win keeps Beenleigh in second spot, ahead of Logan on percentage, with five rounds left.

UQ sits eighth, just ahead of last-placed Calamvale.

What the coaches said:

Jarad Evans (UQ):

“We did well enough, we were intense enough, but our execution was poor. Beenleigh are a good side.”

“Beenleigh were pretty well drilled and we didn’t do as well as we should.”

“The best laid plans can go to waste if you can’t hit your targets.”

“When they made a mistake, Beenleigh scored and we made 30 mistakes that turned into easy scoring chances for them.”


 Logan City Cobras  4.1,  10.5,  13.9,  17.18  (120)  
Ipswich                                 3.2,  6.2,  8.5,  9.6  (60)   

Logan continued its midseason improvement, with a solid win over Ipswich on Saturday.

After a tight opening term, the Cobras kicked six in the second, to the Eagles’ two, to break the game open.

Ipswich fought back in the latter terms, but it wasn’t enough to make headway on the overall margin.

Matthew Sinclair finished with six goals for Logan in a standout performance, while Ipswich captain, Luke Konstanciak kicked four for the Eagles.

The win was Logan’s sixth in  a row and puts them third on the ladder, with only percentage keeping them out of the top two.

What the coaches said:

Michael Rush (Ipswich):

“Logan dominated the clearances and were able to get it inside their 50 a lot more than us so that’s basically where the game was won and lost.”

“In general play, we were very competitive, but they had a dominant ruckman and a couple of midfielders who were giving them first use of the footy.”

“We were able to compete well for the ball but then we would turn it over a lot key skill level was down a bit.


Coomera                                 15.10  (100)
Griffith Moorooka                    6.12  (48)  

Coomera continued to solidify top spot in Division three, with a dominant win over Griffith Moorooka.

The Magpies were strong all day and did nothing to harm their status as flag favourites in the game.

Garry Smith kicked three for Coomera, while Cameron Cross had a standout game for the side.

The Roosters sit in fifth after the loss, with seven wins this season.

Coomera are a game clear on top of the table.

Calamvale                               7.1,  13.1,  15.6,  17.7  (109)  
Carrara                                 6.1,  11.3,  13.4,  15.6  (96)    

Calamvale finally broke its 2013 duck, wit ha win over Carrara on Saturday.

The Leopards held a narrow lead for most of the day and showed plenty of grit to grind out the victory.

Mitchell Fallon booted four for Calamvale and was his side’s best for the match, while Jason McConchie finished with seven for the Saints.

Despite the result, Calamvale still sits last on the ladder, a game below eighth-placed UQ.

Carrara are seventh, with three wins.

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