By Beth Newman
Beenleigh 4.4, 10.5, 16.10, 21.13 (139)
Griffith Moorooka 0.1, 4.7, 5.8, 8.10 (58)
Beenleigh consolidated its second spot, with a percentage-boosting win over Griffith Moorooka.
The Buffaloes were stingy in defence from the get go, keeping the Roosters goalless in the first quarter and slotting four down the other end.
Ashley Templar had another sensational game, slotting seven for Beenleigh, while
Andrew Soutar was one of their best in the match.
Chris Nicholson kicked three for Griffith.
The result means Beenleigh remain a game clear in second spot, still within striking distance of top spot.
Griffith Moorooka is in fifth, with a 7-7 record.
Coomera 5.9 (39)
Logan City Cobras 3.4 (22)
Coomera ground out a win in sloppy conditions, against Logan on Saturday.
The Magpies were tested all day by the Cobras, but showed their mettle to be able to hold off one of their closest challenges of the season.
Connor Tuckerman, Luke Gornall and Jarred Clayton were the best for the Magpies, and adapted well to the difficult conditions.
Facing Beenleigh and Ipswich in the final two weeks of the season, the win meant the Magpies maintain their crucial one-game buffer at the top of the table.
What the coaches said:
Stuart Vimpany (Coomera):
“It was a massive slog and the score reflected that.”
“It was good to play in those conditions because you don’t know they’re going to come up. So, it was good to see we could adapt to those conditions and still get the result.
“We pride ourselves on run and carry ,love those dry games but it showed that under we can play under those conditions as well.”
“They were good around the footy but I think we still used the footy a lot better than they did.”
Ipswich 10.1, 12.9, 20.16, 29.26 (200)
Carrara 2.1, 6.1, 9.1, 9.2 (56)
Ipswich picked up a vital percentage boost, with a 144-point win over Carrara on Saturday.
The Eagles welcomed back some key players from injury and their quality showed immediately, in a 10-goal first quarter.
One of those returning players, Adam Gillespie, kicked 10 majors, while swingman, Matthew Uebergang finished with five goals playing at centr half-forward.
Ipswich now has six wins for the season and sits in sixth, with two weeks of home and away matches to go.
Carrara is seventh, with four wins for the year.
What the coaches said:
Michael Rush (Ipswich):
“We had a few players back yesterday so we were able to take advantage of our dominance in the midfield.” –
“We started to win the clearances, and that was one of the few games where we’ve done that this year.”
“We’re pretty goods at both ends of the ground but just our midfield is where other teams have beaten us. But, yesterday they were very good.”
Pine Rivers 5.4, 10.12, 19.19, 31.21 (207)
UQ Redlions 2.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.4 (28)
Pine Rivers continued its unbeaten run at Rob Akers Oval on Saturday, thrashing UQ in their Round 16 clash.
The Red Lions stayed competitive for the first half, but the Swans stormed home with 21 second-half goals to nil.
Cameron Colvin kicked seven for the Swans, while Nick Murray and Barry O”Brien finished with six.
The result means the Swans sit third with two rounds to go, ahead of fourth-placed Logan on percentage.
UQ are a game off the wooden spoon, with two wins for the season.