SEQAFL Division 3 Rd 3 review

All the action from SEQAFL Division 3 Round 3.

After a round two wash out, the SEQAFL Div 3 competition got back into gear last weekend, with plenty of quality games.

Beenleigh vs. Pine Rivers

Beenleigh 3.2, 8.7, 11.12, 15.16 (106)
Pine Rivers 4.3, 9.3, 11.5, 13.7 (85)

The Buffaloes played their first game of the season against the Swans, after having a bye in the first week.

The long wait did not seem to affect them, with the home side notching up a solid win.       

A five-goal second term set up the victory for the Buffaloes, keeping the Swans at arm’s length.

What the Coaches said:

Ben Long (Pine Rivers)

“We were a lot better than round one, but still fell short of winning the game.”

“Beenleigh probably just wanted it a bit more.”

“We couldn’t shake them off. We kept persisting but we could only ever get a goal or two.”

“We’re very much a work in progress. It’s about finding more positive patches of footy and less of the negative.”

Coomera vs. UQ

Coomera 33.11 (209)

UQ Redlions 2.6 (18)

The Magpies had a big win over UQ at home, setting a club record score, with 33 goals.

Josh Murray led the way in the forward line, kicking nine goals, while player-coahc, Stewart Vimpany, picked up seven as well.

With the Allied Pickfords Cup starting on the weekend, UQ are still settling their line up and will be hoping to cement their combinations in the coming weeks.

What the coaches said:

Stewart Vimpany (Coomera):

“It’s always nice to think you’re going to have a big win, but you never think you’re going to win by that sort of amount.”

“We used the footy really well. We were hitting our targets and tackling hard.”     

“It pumps the boys up, getting those high scores, but next week (against Carrara) is going to be a completely different ball game.”

Jarrad Evans (UQ):

“Coomera are going to be hard to beat this year.”

“We’ll be far more competitive as the year goes on. With a university side, there’s always movement in and out.”

“It’s just something we have to deal with.”

“I’m not unhappy with the endeavour. There were parts they played the way we wanted. They tackled with intensity, but when Coomera cleared it , they were very good.”

Ipswich vs. Griffith Moorooka

Griffith Moorooka 3.1, 7.2, 8.5, 11.9 (75)
Ipswich                2.2, 4.3, 5.7, 7.8 (50)

Griffith Moorooka had a solid win over Ipswich on Saturday, in a hard-fought match.

A bag of five goals to Robert Butler set the win up for the Roosters, despite four players suffering severe injuries, including two broken collarbones.

The Eagles were below full-strength, without young forward Matt Uebergang, who kicked seven on debut in round one.

Both teams will be looking to improve on their performances in coming weeks.

What the coaches said:

Michael Rush (Ipswich):

“We didn’t play the way we wanted to. Credit to Griffith Moorooka, they didn’t allow us to, in a lot of respects.”

“We weren’t kicking to advantage and we weren’t making good decisions.”

“Our pressure was probably not where it usually is.”

Tim Pearson (Griffith Moorooka):

“We didn’t play our best but we got over the line.”

“When you can be down and still win, they’re the best wins.”

“We’re improving. I think last year we won three games and we’ve already won two now.”

“Next week will test our depth, with injuries.”

Logan vs. Calamvale

Logan City Cobras 6.2, 11.7, 15.10, 19.12 (126)
Calamvale             1.3, 2.4,    2.5,    5.5 (35)

The Cobras rebounded from an opening loss, with a dominant victory over Calamvale.
Logan never looked like losing, bursting out of the blocks with a six-goal to one opening term.

The Leopards continued to fight all day, finishing strong, with a three-goal final term.

What the coaches said:

Brad Steven (Calamvale):

“We finished well that last quarter – we get a lot of confidence out of that.”

“Their running players were very good and they created a lot of options when we turned the ball over.”

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