News From The FOGS Competitions
DEFENDING FOGS Cup premiers Easts Tigers got their season off to the best possible start with a 26-18 win over Souths Logan in their round 1 match-up last weekend.
Centre Jacob Paul crossed for two tries during the match which remained a tightly-fought contest until the final moments.
The Magpies however took an 18-8 lead into the halftime break but the Tigers fought back impressively in the second to over-run the home side for the first-up win.
With the score 20-18 to the Tigers with less than 10 minutes left to play, late inclusion Matt Zgrajewski registered his four-pointer right on fulltime to extend the winning margin.
Redcliffe were comfortable 36-16 winners over the Wynnum Manly Seagulls, with Dolphins utility Tui Samoa picking up a double in the seven tries to three victory.
The match at the North Ipswich Reserve was much closer, with the visiting Norths Devils edging out the Jets to score a 24-22 win.
It was also a close game in the FOGS Colts Challenge match between the Magpies and Tigers, with a field goal from Ben Jackson getting the home side a 17-16 victory at Davies Park.
Wynnum Manly and Redcliffe were closely matched on the scoreboard as well in their opening round match, which eventually went the Seagulls way 18-14.
At Stockland Stadium, the Sunshine Coast had a win in front of their home fans seeing off the Toowoomba Clydesdales 22-18, with Matt Gilliman on the board twice.
The Sea Eagles will be at home again this weekend, hosting the Ipswich Jets who fell 34-18 to Norths. Chris Neuendorf scored a brace for the Devils.
The Tweed Heads Seagulls also scored 34 points in their win however, they managed to hold Burleigh to eight points; which saw them move to the top of the ladder at this early stage of the competition. The Tweed will host Wynnum Manly this Sunday at Piggabeen.