Norths Devils finished their season with a win, and sent outgoing coach Mark Gliddon out a winner as they defeated the Wynnum Seagulls at home 30-16.
In a see-sawing first half, Wynnum got the scoring underway in the 9th minute, only for the Devils to score twice to snatch back the lead in the 26th minute. Wynnum’s next try in the 32nd minute was to Daniel Ogden, and not only did it even up the score but it gave the fullback the all time Intrust Super Cup try scoring record to himself. Good place to do it too, as he had played many years at Bishop Park as well as Wynnum.
The home side scored just before half time to lead 16-12, and it took until the 64th minute for the next points, which went to the Seagulls to raw level at 16-16. A Hayden Lipp penalty goals got the Devils back in front, and they signed off in style with tries in the 71st minute and on full time to run away 30-16 winners in the end.
Both sides will look to a better 2018, with neither serious finals contenders this year, and Norths will do it with new coach Rohan Smith at the helm. The former Titans assistant taking over from Mark Gliddon at Bishop Park.
NORTHS DEVILS 30
Tries: Todd Murphy (19m), Luke Pollock (26m), Dane Chang (37m), Delouise Hoeter (71m), Luke Pollock (80m)
Goals: Hayden Lipp 4/5 Conv, 1 Pen
WYNNUM SEAGULLS 16
Tries: Billy Solah (9m), Daniel Ogden (32m), Alex Barr (64m)
Goals: Shaun Nona 2/3 Conv
The 2017 Intrust Super Cup regular season comes to a close at Bishop Park on Sunday in a game that holds no significance to anyone outside of the two teams playing.
Wynnum were ruled out of finals contention officially a few weeks ago, and Norths Devils have avoided a wooden spoon they were heading towards with a bad run of losses in the middle of the season.
There’s a few players that will be looking to finish their impressive 2017 seasons, and hopefully catch the eye for next year like Norths’ Billy Brittain and Matiu Love-Henry and Wynnum’s Mitch Frei and Shaun Nona. With both sides feeding the Broncos, and the Titans just down the road, there may be pathways to the NRL looming in the future.
As for this week, Wynnum look the most likely to win, and that will have them doing the double over Norths, having won 16-6 earlier in the season.
1. Javarn White 2. Danny Kerr 3. Delouise Hoeter 4. Luke Pollock 5. Dane Chang 6. Gary Riccardi 7. Todd Murphy 8. Stephen Coombe 9. Billy Brittain 10. John Palavi 11. David Faamita 12. Matiu Love-Henry 13. Dalton Phillips 14. Haydan Lipp 15. James Taylor 16. Tama Koopu 17. Jarryd Dodd
Coach: Mark Gliddon
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1. Daniel Ogden 2. Peter Gubb 3. Jeriah Goodrich 4. David Mead/TBA 5. Jack Goodsell 6. Shaun Nona 7. Travis Burns 8. Billy Solah 9. John Te Reo 10. Mitchell Dodds 11. Salesi Funaki 12. Alex Barr 13. Mitch Frei (c) 14. Brendon McBryde 15. Stedman Lefau 16. Josh Hoffman 17. Semisi Ahoafi
Coach: Adam Brideson
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