Wynnum kept their finals hopes alive with a fine away win over the Central Capras on Saturday evening.
A 15 minute second half hat trick to Salesi Funaki was the turning point in the game after the home side had scored first and took a 14-12 half time lead to the break. The two sides had traded the lead in the first half, with the Capras first to score. Three of the four Saturday games had seen the losing side score first.
The above mentioned hat trick took the score from 14-12 to the Capras to 30-14 to the Seagulls and swung the game to the visitors with 10 minutes to go. A Capras try not long after threatened to make for an interesting finish, but Wynnum had the final say, and got the two competition points they needed.
WYNNUM SEAGULLS 36
Tries: Jeriah Goodrich (16m), William Brimson (29m), Salesi Funaki (53m), Salesi Funaki (58m), Salesi Funaki (68m), Jack Goodsell (78m)
Goals: Paora Kemp 6/6 Conv
CENTRAL CAPRAS 18
Tries: Ken Tofilau (12m), Vic Halfpenny (32m), Chanel Seigafo (37m), Maipele Morseau (71m)
Goals: Tony Tumusa 1/4 Conv
The Central Capras welcome the Wynnum Seagulls in Saturday’s final game, and are looking to break a 4 game losing run. Central, currently third last, were right in the game in Port Moresby last weekend until a Stargroth Amean hat trick in the last 10 minutes took the game away from them.
They face a Wynnum side who are small losing run of two games, last weekend’s loss to Souths Logan a lot more respectable than the thrashing Mackay handed out at Wynnum two rounds ago.
With the Seagulls still a mathematical chance of making the finals, they will need to keep getting the 2 points or start planning for holidays in September.
Previous 2017 result – Wynnum 22 Central 34
14. Maipele Morseau 17. Junior Kirisome 3. Justin Tavae 4. Nathan Bassani 5. Chanel Seigafo 6. Reece Baker 7. Jack Madden 8. Oliver Percy 9. Krys Freeman 10. Phill Nati 11. Liam Pickersgill 15. Vic Halfpenny 13. Gavin Hiscox (c) 2. Ken Tofilau 18. Billy Gilbert 19. Nathan Young 12. Guy Williams (c)
Coach: Kim Williams
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1. Daniel Ogden 2. Peter Gubb 3. Jeriah Goodrich 4. Alex Barr 5. Jack Goodsell 6. Paora Kemp 7. William Brimson 8. Aaron Rockley 9. Jayden Berrell 10. Ngarima Pita 11. Salesi Funaki 12. Mitch Frei (c) 13. Max Elliott 14. Billy Solah 15. John Te Reo 16. Stedman Lefau 17. Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard
Coach: Adam Brideson
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