SEQAFL Division 3 Rd 7 review

By Beth Newman

Coomera                                 5.2,  8.6,  11.12,  18.13  (121)  
Logan City Cobras                       3.0,  8.0,  12.1,  12.1  (73)

An under-manned Coomera stormed home to a comfortable win over Logan yesterday.

The Magpies were missing six key players due to injury but still managed to run out the game well, with a seven-goal final term.

First-gamer Mick Braszell starred for Coomera in the midfield.

The win sets up a blockbuster between Beenleigh on Saturday, the winner of which will take outright top spot.

Stuart Vimpany (Coomera):

“It was really a big test for us because a lot of the guys had to slot into the game and had to rest a few.” only 50/50 six blokes out but we did all right.”

“They (Logan) used the footy very well and the first three quarters we were pretty ordinary, gave them every opportunity.”

“In the last quarter, we started to play to our structures, which we weren’t doing in the third and we played the way we wante to play.”

“I think we had a bit more fitness and  ran over the top of them and we did everything that we hadn’t been in the first three.”

Carrara                                 3.5,  7.6,  16.9,  18.10  (118)  
Ipswich                                 4.3,  6.5,  8.8,  15.12  (102)

Carrara withstood a last-quarter comeback from Ipswich, to pick up their third win of the season.

After a nine-goal third term, the Saints looked home, but a spirited Eagles outfit hit back, reducing the margin to nine points.

Adam Gillespie starred for Ipswich, with seven goals, while Bradley Fisher was the best for the home side.

The win puts Carrara third on the ladder, behind Beenleigh and Coomera.

Michael Rush (Ipswich):

“We had a good run back in the last but left our run a bit late.”

“At three-quarter time… the main message was not to panic and try to win the quarter and let’s make sure if we don’t’ win we get some form to take into the following week.”

”Footy’s 90% played above the shoulders and that was the main thing that happened in the last quarter.”

“We’re quite a fit side so we had plenty of run and did plenty of rotating throughout the game.”

“They blitzed us for 10 minutes and that’s where they won the game.”

“Adam Gillespie kicked seven…he has been a phenomenal medium-sized forward for us.”

Pine Rivers                             2.0,  6.4,  13.9,  14.12  (96)  
UQ Red Lions                             1.5,  2.5,  5.9,  7.14  (56)

A third term blitz set up a comfortable win for Pine Rivers over UQ.

The Swans showed their depth with some inexperienced players stepping up, after the side’s recent horror run with injuries.

Alex Kelly and Drew Messenger shone for Pine Rivers in the win.

Ben Long (Pine Rivers):

“Probably, the scoreboard further apart than the game was actually pretty tough.”

“In the third we had a 15-20 minute patch where we kicked 5-6 in a row and that’s what won us the game in the end.”

“It’s been a bit of a testing time with injuries at the club this year, we can’t take a trick.”

“Despite everything that keeps going on, we’re finding ways to win.”

“In the back end of the year, when we start getting those guys back we will be able to capitalise on the hard work while we are doing it a bit tough.”

Beenleigh                               5.2,  8.4,  12.7,  17.10  (112)  
Griffith Moorooka                       2.1,  4.5,  4.5,  5.9  (39)

Beenleigh continued its unbeaten streak, with a massive win over Griffith Moorooka, on Saturday.

The Buffaloes have established themselves as the benchmark of Division 3, along with Coomera, and continued their strong form against the Roosters.

Their unbeaten streak faces its biggest test of the season this weekend, with a blockbuster clash against the Magpies looming.

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