SEQAFL Division 3 Rd 8 Review

By Beth Newman

Coomera vs. Beenleigh

Coomera       16.13  (109)
Beenleigh           7.5  (47)

Coomera stand alone at the top of the Division three ladder, after defeating Beenleigh on Saturday.

The Magpies proved themselves to be the team to beat in the competition with a dominant display over their nearest rivals.

What the coaches said:

Stuart Vimpany (Coomera):

“It was another good win.”

“We’re the hunted now. It’s going to get harder each week but we get a lot of confidence out of this.”

“The boys seemed to switch on for the big occasions (today).”

“We were a bit off last week but turned it around this week.”

Griffith Moorooka vs. Carrara

Griffith Moorooka      15.11  (101)
Carrara                            14.11  (95)

An injury depleted Griffith Moorooka showed plenty of fight, in a narrow win over Carrara on Saturday.

The Roosters had nine regular reserves players in their senior side against the Saints, and those players answered the call well.

Midfielder Chris Nicholson was one of those who took his opportunity, starring on the wing.

Carrara’s Jason Winkler continued his stellar 2013 form, kicking  four.

What the coaches said:

Tim Pearson (Griffith Moorooka):

“That was probably our best win (of the year).”
“We were standing up and not getting pushed around like we have in the past.”

“Carrara threw their bodies at us and our young guys stood up. That to me was a positive for us. We’re starting to sort of stand up for ourselves a little bit now.”

“Seriously, we’re just so undermanned and that’s why it was the biggsst win.”

Ipswich vs. Pine Rivers

Ipswich                                 9.2,  13.2,  18.6,  21.8  (134)
Pine Rivers                             2.0,  6.4,  6.4,  12.6  (78)

A nine goal opening term set up a comfortable win for Ipswich, over Pine Rivers.

Led by a 10-goal haul from Adam Gillespie, the Eagles kicked away after a tight tustle early.

Young gun Matt Uebergang is thriving after a recent switch to the defensive line and was again among Ipswich’s best in the dominant win..

What the coaches said;

Michael Rush (Ipswich):

“Our mids started to get plenty of the ball and we started to get clearances.”

“We’ve got Coomera next week and we’ll go in confident of trying to cause an upset.”

“I would envisage (Adam) would be an awkward player to play on, one of the stronger medium-sized forwards.”

“He doesn’t’ lead a lot but demands the ball long and outbodies his opponents.”

Calamvale vs. UQ

UQ Redlions                             8.8,  13.11,  14.16,  16.22  (118)
Calamvale                               1.1,  7.3,  8.6,  12.8  (80)

Being able to maintain a consistent line-up has worked wonders for the UQ Red ions, as they picked up their second win in three weeks against Calamvale.

The Red Lions burst out of the blocks against the Leopards, with an eight goal to one first term, and never looked back.

The Leopards stayed with UQ for much of the final three quarters, but couldn’t overcome their sluggish start.

Michael Swann was a standout for the uni side, while Danny Maxwell and young gun Jayden Astridge were also good.

Wade Hurst fought all day for Calamvale, and was a shining light for the side in the loss.

What the coaches said:

Brad Steven (Calamvale):

“It was definitely a game we wanted to win.”

“We knew we’d been improving and maybe took it for granted a bit that we just had to turn up to win.”

“We weren’t doing those simple things to make sure we won the ball.”

Jarad Evans (UQ):

“We were winning a lot of ball in the middle and when it went down our defensive end, our defensive guys used it intelligently.”

“We have a core of 12-14 players that we work with every week and that’s really important.”

“The stability of the side makes it easier to work with, when you have 12-14 different players every week, you just can’t work on guys.”

“Michael Swann played particularly well. He’s a very creative player.”

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