By Cameron Smith
It was a big weekend for our Redland boys at their various clubs throughout Queensland.
The headline performance was Adrian Williams kicking 7 goals for the Victoria Point Sharks at Totally Workwear Park on Saturday.
Scott Miller, Harrison Kerr with 6 goals, Harrison Hunkin and Aaron Christensen were also good for the Sharks in their 113-point victory, over Robina.
Scott Miller was named as Victoria Point’s best player and he said after the game, “For me personally, I found a bit of form which was much needed, and it was really nice to contribute something useful. It was a very enjoyable game. We all managed to contribute this week which was nice, and it was so good to play at the home deck again.”
He also said he doesn’t think we will be seeing Willo in the backline again, anytime soon.
“He is a monster. Just throws his body around and has found his kicking boots as well. Don’t think we are any chance to get him in the backline again at this rate,” Miller said.
In the same division – QFA Division 2 South – Kailem Baker’s Kenmore were unable to get the win over Bond Uni down at the Gold Coast.
Kenmore was trailing by 7 points at three-quarter time and looked like they had the momentum to win after kicking the first two goals of the last term to hit the lead. However, after some good defence from Bond, they were able to take back the lead and withstood Kenmore’s late chance to win by a point.
Bond University who are still undefeated will travel up the M1 this week to take on the Victoria Point Sharks at Totally Workwear Park on Saturday at 2 pm, which should be well worth the admission fee.
Just south of that game at Palm Beach, it was another pearler. Palm Beach Currumbin came out of the blocks really hard against Sherwood led by some of Southport’s players – Mackenzie Willis and Mitch Johnson.
Caleb Franks and Billy Johnson’s Sherwood looked all but out of it at Quarter Time trailing by 46-points, but the Pies worked their way back into and trailed by as little as 2-points with a couple minutes left.
Palm Beach was able to hold on though and kicked a goal on the final siren to extend the lead to 9-points. Aspley’s Liam Dawson was a standout for Sherwood kicking five goals.
The much-vaunted Broadbeach were too good for Mt Gravatt, beating the Vultures by 59-points at Dittmer Park.
It was Millsy’s debut game for the Cats, and Luke O’Sullivan played well again for Mt Gravatt.
It was a tough first half for Morningside against Wilston Grange but in the second half, the Panthers flexed their muscles in the second half to win by 41-points.
Jack “Rolls-Royce” Rolls was impressive again this week for the Panthers, and Hammer added three goals to the five he kicked last week.
Morningside take on Sherwood this week, back at Jack Esplen Oval, which given the talent at both clubs, should be very entertaining.
Now to QFA Division 1 where it was the Rumble of the Jungle – Noosa Tigers v Mayne Tigers. Noosa was very inaccurate in front of goal kicking 9.18 but they were still able to win by 17-points.
Maverick Pettigrove kicked 4 goals for Noosa, Seb Rogers also sneaked on to the goal sheet revelling in his new role up forward, and Young Ruckman Jamie Ivers was named as Mayne’s best player.
It was another one-point thriller down at Springwood with the Pumas holding off a fast-finishing Coorparoo to stamp their authority at the top of the ladder.
It was exciting to see Jack Wratten play his first game since hip surgery and he finished with two goals for Coorparoo.
In QFA Division 2 North, Teejay’s Wynnum Vikings got a 5-point victory over Redcliffe, and Craig Malone’s Alexandra Hills defeated Moorooka by 80-points.
Up in Cairns, Peter Yagmoor was named as Cairns City Lions best player in their 15-point loss to the Manunda Hawks at Cazaly’s Stadium. Next week will be a tough test for Yags and the Lions when they take on the undefeated Cairns Saints.
We are looking forward to seeing Clay Cameron (Broadbeach), Jarrod Huddy (Kenmore), Tom Matthews (Mt Gravatt), Darcy Marsh (Mt Gravatt), Dan Edwards (Sherwood), Lachie Mc Donald (Labrador) and Brodie Foster (Surfers Paradise) return from injury in the coming weeks.
Photo Caption: Adrian Williams going for goal at Totally Workwear Park, with Scott Miller watching on. Credit: Highflyer Images