Phins ready for top two clash
ALTHOUGH it is still early in the season, a top-of-the-table clash is always worth getting excited about – and this Sunday the Redcliffe Dolphins will travel to Piggabeen and attempt to become the first team to defeat the Tweed Heads side.
The Dolphins too are yet to lose a match and sit alongside the Seagulls on eight points – however, Redcliffe had a bye in round 2.
Last weekend, the Dolphins were 18-12 victors over the Easts Tigers in front of their home crowd, part of a successful day for the club where they won four out of the five grades played.
Last week, the Seagulls were able to account for the Souths Logan Magpies 30-10 with Rory Humphreys scoring a hat-trick in the match.
Dolphins coach Brendan Lam said his team were able to overcome a poor start to win their match against the Tigers – but would be working to ensure they hit the field ready to play against an impressive Gulls outfit.
“We will be working hard for a good start; that’s something you always want in a game and it’s something we will be looking at this week,” Lam said.
“Tweed will be hard to beat and we will be going to their home ground.”
Grand finalists last year – the team has undergone a number of changes since last season, but have still managed to remain a “tight” unit – with players from last season’s Mal Meninga Cup squad moving up a grade to the Under 20 competition.
“The group are all performing quite well and we are looking forward to putting on a good start to the season which will hopefully see us in a good position at the end of the season,” Lam said.
“The team we have got together are really tight … and overall we have had some kids move up from the Mal Meninga Cup squad last year who have (had the) opportunity to play in this team.”
In other FOGS Colts results from round 4; Wynnum Manly put on a try-scoring performance against the Toowoomba Clydesdales in their 46-24 victory. Josh Bowen-Bowyer scored 22 individual points for his team, scoring two tries and slotting seven goals.
Burleigh were also winners 22-14 in a closer game against Ipswich, while the Sunshine Coast recorded their second win with an impressive 38-16 win over Norths.
In the FOGS Cup, the Devils made it two from two with their 25-4 win over Carina, while the Dolphins scored a 24-16 win over the Tigers. Souths too were winners, posting a close 28-22 win over the Ipswich Jets at Davies Park.
The Jets will play the Dolphins as they both search for their second win; while Easts will host the Devils in what should be an entertaining match-up. The game at BMD Kougari Oval between the Seagulls and Carina will round out the weekend as both teams hunt a maiden victory.