BROADBEACH have emphatically bounced back to the top of the QAFL ladder in a mammoth victory over Wilston Grange at SUBARU OVAL. The CATS coming off 3 defeats and dropping down to 2nd on the ladder, were ready for the kill. Kicking the first few goals of the game you could tell the lads were ready to bounce back after a very solid training block. Leading by just 5 goals at half time, Coach O’Brien praised his young group and reiterated to ensure his team put the foot down for the second half. The players responded kicking 17 second half goals. Troy TOUSSAINT kicked the first goal of the game in his debut and went onto kick 4 goals in a great first up performance. Young gun Cody HARRINGTON also had a 30-minute purple patch kicking 4 majors and QAFL leading goal kicker Jordan MONCRIEFF slotted 3 in a good performance up the ground. Grogan Medallist Blake ERICKSON relished his new role on the wing collecting 41 disposals and 5 tackles in an ALL THINGS COFFEE Man of the Match Performance. 2019 Jim Stubbs Trophy winner Jackson FISHER is in some serious form and had another cracking game in the midfield. Bodhi UWLAND impressed onlookers again and we will be a crucial figure in our 2021 finals campaign. Max LOWER also found some form in the midfield and kicked 2 great goals. This weekend the club travels down to Palm Beach in what will be a thrilling senior clash with the CATS looking to cement their position in the TOP 2 and collect another win over the Lions.
The reserves just keep on rolling collecting another win to cement a position in the top 6. Matt LITTLE was best on ground for the reserves in a really good performance after his omission from the senior team. Mitch BELL keeps pushing his case for senior collection after another solid outing as does ruckman Luke DEMPSEY-CEH. Sam CUNNINGTON and Alex MOLONEY were again big contributors. The COLTS are not going away yet defeating the 3rd placed Wilston Grange by 90 points. Harrison TONKS and Connar ROBSON booted 4 goals each and REYNOLDSON was judged best on ground for the colts. A big match up this week for our colts who need to win to stay in the finals hunt.
The senior womens defeated Robina by 56 points at SUBARU OVAL. Reigning Joy Johnson Trophy winner Karlee Quinn kicked 4 goals and was best on ground as she looks to retain her best and fairest title. FARMER, HARRIS and GOODWIN were all solid contributors for the team’s big win as they sit 5th on the QFAW DIV 1 ladder. The reserves womens had a nail-biting defeat unfortunately going down by a goal.
PHOTOS: JESSY HART