Understrength Wattles power on
The Wattles Warriors illustrated why they are the most consistent side in the TRL on Saturday night at Clifton.
The Warriors, down on troops due to injury and a wedding, still managed to shut out top three rival Souths Tigers with a clinical 24-16 victory at home.
Led by mercurial half-back Matthew Duggan, Wattles outsmarted the Tigers with a good kicking game accompanied by excellent defence. The Warriors have dropped only one game in season 2014 and hold a clear four point advantage from the rest of the competition.
The weekend saw a series of upsets with Warriors the only side in the top five able to claim victory. The Dalby Diehards, fresh from upsetting the competition leaders in the last round, suffered at the hands of the Oakey Bears who won comfortably 36-20.
The Valleys Roosters breathed some life into their season, defeating top five aspirants the Highfields Eagles 44-20 at Highfields on Sunday.
The Pittsworth Danes sprang the biggest surprise beating Madsen-Rasmussen Trophy holders the Gatton Hawks 32-30 at Pittsworth. Warwick continued Brothers dismal run with 42-14 win.
This weekend the Souths Tigers travel to Gatton on Saturday night in a tussle for second spot on the ladder.
The Valleys Roosters play Pittsworth and will be keen on revenge after their first round loss to the Danes.
Wattles play Oakey at Oakey on Sunday in a test of how far the Oakey Bears have come in the last few weeks.
The Brothers Leprechauns will be keen to challenge the inconsistent Dalby Diehards, with their only competition point coming from a first round wash out from this scheduled clash. The last game of the round sees Highfields play Warwick at home.