Footy is back!
Hear that? That’s the sound of rejoice. After 25 long weeks, community footy is officially back in Queensland. Saturday saw the start of the Alpha Sport Pre-season Cup, which means that days of sitting at home on across a weekend, bored, wondering how you will fill your afternoons are officially over. There will be options a plenty to attend community football matches right across South East Queensland.
Same same, but different
It might only be week one of the pre-season, and reading into form at this time of year can be dangerous, but Morningside have certainly picked up where they left off. Despite a last quarter surge from the Wilston Grange Gorillas, the Panthers controlled the majority of Saturday’s game to win by 18-points. It’s very early days in 2015, but David Lake’s men look set to be a formidable force once again in 2015.
Playing quick, free football was certainly the talk of the pre-season, and it translated into games on Saturday. Teams continually looked to play on quickly, link up through handball, and run from the backline. It looks like there will be some risks taken in 2015, which should lead to some very exciting football.
The birth of a ritual
Saturday’s Pool B match between Mayne and Springwood was more than just a pre-season match. The two QFA conference premiers of 2014 squared off for the inaugural Hart Sport Cup. From now, the two respective premiers of each season will do battle in a pre-season marquee game. It was Mayne who are the first side to etch their name into the record books, running out 54-point winners.
A keen eye
Those who were out at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex on Saturday may have noticed an interesting onlooker amongst the crowd. First year Brisbane Lions player Liam Dawson was spotted keeping an eye over his old club, the Redcliffe Tigers when they took on the Woodsmen. Dawson would have been pleased to see the Tigers get up by 20 points.