Souths Logan Magpies vs Redcliffe Dolphins
The Dolphins took out the arm wrestle that was the only all Top 6 clash for the weekend as they beat Souths Logan 19-12 at Davies Park.
The home side were first to score after 13 minutes, and the Dolphins reply came not long before half time to even the match at half time 6-6. Redcliffe reversed the order in the second half by scoring first through the fiery Curtis Johnston, then the Magpies evened up 10 minutes later.
The decisive try was scored from an unlikely source in Redcliffe captain and prop Sam Anderson, and the result was sealed with a minute to go with a field goal.
The hard earned point leaves Redcliffe just a win behind competition leaders PNG Hunters. The Magpies dropped to sixth but are still 4 points clear of the next best placed team Ipswich.
REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS 19
Tries: Jonus Pearson (34m), Curtis Johnston (53m), Sam Anderson (68m)
Goals: Tyson Gamble 3/3 Conv
Field Goal: Jack Ahearn (79m)
SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 12
Tries: Simione Fatafehi (13m), Jaydn Su’a (63m)
Goals: Jamayne Isaako 2/2 Conv
Arguably the game of the round between 3rd and 4th on the ladder, and two sides who have provided the most players to the Broncos in 2017 as part of their feeder arrangments.
Despite the comings and goings of players, the Souths Logan Magpies continue to cement their place in the Top 6, and will be confident going into the game on the back 4 wins and 1 loss since their loss to Redcliffe in Round 9. That loss was a hard fought 12-8 loss to the Hunters in PNG.
Redcliffe’s form has been patchy of late, consecutive losses to last placed Tweed Heads and the previously struggling Townsville Blackhawks has seen them fall from the competition lead. A win against fellow top 6 side Easts before last weekend’s bye will help, and so will too the mental edge after Redcliffe inflicted a heavy defeat on the Magpies in Round 9.
2017 Result – Redcliffe 52 Souths Logan 12
Souths Logan Magpies
1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Cameron Booth 3. Lenny Magey 4. Scott Doyle 5. Luke Archer 6. Matt Minto 7. Sam Scarlett 8. George Fai 9. Jordan Scott 10. Sam Lavea 11. Simione Fatafehi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Joe Boyce 14. Conner Toia 15. Phil Dennis 16. Jordan Mago 17. Rhys Melville
Coach: Jon Buchanan
1. Zach Strasser 2. Jonus Pearson 19. Moses Pangai 3. Thompson Teteh 5. Curtis Johnston 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Christian Hazard 10. Matthew Lodge 9. Hugh Pratt 8. Nick Slyney 4. Aaron Whitchurch 12. Daniel Bridge 13. Sam Anderson (c) 14. Taylor Brown 15. Tyson Cleal 16. Myles Taueli 17. Samson Graham
Coach: Adam Mogg
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