By Cameron Smith
It was “Hammer Time” at Jack Esplen Oval as Morningside finally shrugged off a brave and bold Maroochydore by 15 points on Saturday.
After being double-teamed for most of the day Hammer cut loose in the second half kicking five goals to finish with seven and be the difference between the two sides.
Hammer now leads the Deion Menzies Medal, overtaking Adrian Williams who’s Sharks had the bye this week.
Reubs bobbed up for a goal spending time forward and through the midfield.
For the Roo’s Jai Larkins continued his tremendous form playing as a spare defender in front of Hammer. Jai’s disposal and decision making out of the D50 was very good. Sadly, Flem left the ground in the first half with a knee injury and took no further part in the game.
There’s a new leader in the Cody Fullarton Cup, with “Mr Consistent” Luke O’Sullivan being named in Mt Gravatt’s best once again.
Bill Sam also played well in the Vultures 18-point win over Labrador away from home.
Clay Cameron made his long-awaited return and kicked two goals for Broadbeach in their big 70-point win over Surfers Paradise, showcasing again why the Cats deserve the premiership favourite tag.
Perry-Lewis Smith was best for Surfers, and it was good to see Brodie Foster make his return for the Demons.
Over in the West, Caleb Franks was a late out for Sherwood due to a concussion he sustained during the week at training.
Sherwood missed the young midfielder, but they were still too good for Wilston Grange recording a 33-point win.
Dan Edwards played his role on the wing and kicked a nice goal for the Pies.
Next door, Kenmore had a huge win over Robina by 113-points in QFA Division 2 South. KJ Baker and Jarrod Huddy were both amongst the best and look like they are enjoying their footy.
In QFA Division 1, Jamie Ivers played well in Mayne’s 58-point win over rivals Aspley. Noosa remained undefeated with a comfortable win over Beenleigh by 28-points. Mav and Seb both kicked two goals, keeping themselves on the Deion Menzies Goal Kicking Leaderboard.
Jack Wratten played well for Coorparoo and kicked a goal in their 37-point win over UQ.
Coorparoo is now third which means the three clubs in QFA Division 1 that have Redland players in it are at the top as Mayne are in second and Noosa are on top, making for an interesting second half of the season.
The Redland bragging rights up for grabs this week will be between – Maroochydore and Sherwood, and when Mt Gravatt play Surfers Paradise, which are both big games in the context of the QAFL ladder.
Deion Menzies Medal (Most Goals)
- Matt Hammelmann (Morningside) 20
- Adrian Williams (Victoria Point) 19
- Harrison Kerr (Victoria Point) 11
- Maverick Pettigrove (Noosa) 8
- Jamie Ivers (Mayne) Seb Rogers (Noosa) 7
- Luke O’Sullivan (Mt Gravatt) 5
Cody Fullarton Cup (Votes in Best)
- Luke O’Sullivan (Mt Gravatt) 17
- Jack Rolls (Morningside) 16
- Scott Miller (Victoria Point) 15
- Kailem Baker (Kenmore) 13
- Matt Hammelmann (Morningside) Jai Larkins (Maroochydore) 10