Sandgate travelled down to Palm Beach for Round 6 in a real danger game for the Lions. The Hawks are strong at the contest and they like it in close so the smaller confines of Salk Oval suit their game style.
No matter the ladder positions of the two clubs, Sandgate always seem to find an extra gear against PBC and this week was no exception as they controlled a major part of the game, leading by a point at 3 quarter time before the Lions rallied and eventually broke the game open running out to 34 point win.
The win for PBC, combined with the first defeat of Morningside at the hands of Surfers Paradise, sees the Lions move to the top of the QAFL Ladder. Even on points with Morningside but with a healthy percentage margin.
The Reserves have been in great form and improving weekly. They forged out a huge 146 point win and now sit game clear in second on the ladder, also with the highest percentage in the reserves competition.
The Colts had a massive challenge against the undefeated Southport, who like the Western Magpies a week earlier, are a big, physical side with a lot of top age players. Our Colts acquitted themselves very well and were right in the game the whole time eventually losing by just 1 goal. Quite an impressive effort, great work boys!!
Senior Coach – Chad Owens
It was an ugly win but in the end effective, we got the 4 points. The most pleasing aspect is that we were far from our best but still managed to get over the line with a 5 goal win.
The first quarter we started strongly and had a small lead but from there on the Sandgate players completely out worked and out played us.
We knew that they were going to be a physical side and a side that made you work for your possessions and goals.
Small lapses again cost and they scored quickly against us. Half way through the third quarter they had a very handy 27 point lead and it should’ve been further but they couldn’t convert their chances.
It took a superb individual act of courage, work rate and endeavour by Stephen Thynne to get us rolling again and when Sam Stubbs goaled on the 3 quarter time siren it was back to a 1 point margin.
Zac Callinan and Flinn Chisholm worked hard all game and gave us the polish that we badly needed. Nathan Robertson’s fitness is becoming a big factor as the little man continues to grow in stature with his incredible work rate.
We had many players down but managed to influence the contest. Josh Lys, Josh Woolley and Jesse Derrick had big last quarters to help get us over the line.
All in all we took away the points and know we have a lot still to work on.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there to support the boys in all 3 grades in the local derby with Broadbeach this Saturday.
Thanks to all the volunteers for their continued hard work at the club behind the scenes.
It was great to be back at home after a couple of weeks in a row on the road. Also great to see five boys from our last game get senior promotion. This is exactly the scenario the club needs where pressure is on the senior team to perform each game from the reserve group.
So with a vastly different side from last weekend we took on a winless Sandgate. Displaying the confidence and belief that has developed, we quickly asserted our authority to take a twelve goal lead into half time.
It was obvious that Sandgate were undermanned but our boys kept their noses to the grind, stuck to the task at hand and were thoroughly professional in recording a 146 point win.
Our midfield trio of Shaun Wilson, Zac Harrison and Damien Ashby dominated and gave us first use at the stoppages all day, our back six of Corey Burgess, Callum McBurnie, Brayden Pearson, Trav Golding, Jacob Ogden and Oscar Jones again were our foundation keeping them to only 3 goals whilst generating great offensive run and transition. The lads up forward not only had good conversion but provided the expected defensive pressure and accountability that is the foundation of our game.
Some great efforts and moments during the match . Jesse Cooper finished up with a well deserved 6 majors, Jack McNevin played a great game in his debut at senior level and wasn’t it pleasing to see the genuine effort of every single teammate to swamp him following his great goal after the half time siren.
Josh Hay finished off a great solo effort out of the middle with an inspirational goal and then we were all lucky enough to be present to witness the mark of the year by Callum McBurnie. Frickalenko !!!!
So well done lads. We did what we had to and now come up against our biggest challenge this year in Broadbeach who are in great form and entrenched in the five. Big week ahead!
Colts Coach – Tim Deacon
Our improvement in team first attitude was very pleasing on Saturday and I’m sure everyone on our team felt that!! It was our first real glimpse of what we are capable of if we play selfless team first footy .
Jesse Beame played his best game or the season so far and was best for us. Again Mitch Olarenshaw was good for us and knocked up getting possessions. Taylor Hombsch gave us plenty of run and made good decisions. Jack Barlow played a real captain’s game and worked tirelessly all day .
The bottom line was everyone played their role and worked hard and as a coach that’s all you can ask but even though we are playing better each week we know as a group we need to improve on everything every time we step onto the track!
And if we continue to improve our thought processes and passion for the team, our football club will have a healthy depth of talent coming through for years to come!!
|Palm Beach Currumbin||4.5-29||6.7-43||10.11-71||17.14-116|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: S. Stubbs 3, J. Derrick 2, K. Higgs 2, J. Douglas 2, F. Chisholm 2, B. Askey 2, Z. Callinan, S. Thynne, J. Harrison, N. Robertson|
|Best Players: S. Thynne, M. Derrick, Z. Callinan, F. Chisholm, J. Emblem, N. Robertson|
|Goal Kickers: B. Beaven 3, D. Haynes 2, C. Stackelberg 2, A. Fabian, L. Rutledge, A. Rutledge, S. Rogerson|
|Best Players: B. McElligott, B. Beaven, S. Taylor, S. Lubke, L. Rutledge, A. Rutledge|
|Palm Beach Currumbin||5.3-33||12.10-82||20.11-131||26.14-170|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: J. Cooper 6, S. Wilson 4, L. McLeod 3, M. Peters 3, C. Whitehead 2, D. Ashby 2, J. McNevin 2, J. Hay, C. Burgess, R. Tremelling, B. Payne|
|Best Players: S. Wilson, Z. Harrison, C. McBurnie, C. Burgess, J. Ogden, J. Cooper|
|Goal Kickers: K. O”Byrne, D. Seeto, T. Beaven|
|Best Players: T. Beaven, K. O”Byrne, M. Philpott, W. Morris-Wilson, V. Angeles, S. Reddan|
|Palm Beach Currumbin||2.1-13||4.1-25||5.4-34||7.6-48|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: D. Stubbs 5, M. Olarenshaw, J. Burrows|
|Best Players: J. Beame, M. Olarenshaw, T. Hombsch, M. Hansen, T. Evert, D. Stubbs|
|Goal Kickers: H. Correa 3, J. Hill 2, J. Boston, J. Davies|
|Best Players: M. Harris, J. Davies, C. Holmberg, B. Pickett, M. Robson-Petch, Z. Baker|