Fassifern Bombers defeated Brothers 40-4 on Sunday at Brother Seery Park in the Ipswich Rugby League Mayor Paul Pisasale A-Grade Cup.
In perhaps the upset of the season so far Fassifern looked in control of the game from start to finish.
Kieran Turner scored a converted try for Fassifern early in the match only for Jack Boettcher to score for Brothers seven minutes later to take the score to 6-4.
After Boettcher’s try for Brothers it looked like the game was set to be a close fought battle, but from that point on it was only Fassifern that put the score keepers to work.
Brothers began conceding too many penalties to compete and frustration looked like it was setting in.
The frustration felt by the Brethren only grew when a well-placed Fassifern cross-field kick was plucked out of the air by Bombers winger Harold Mosby who scored a try to extend Fassifern’s lead to 12-4.
Things started looking ominous for Brothers when Fassifern scored another try from a cross-field kick when Mahee Paseka gathered the ball and scored out-wide in the 35th minute.
Brothers got repeat-sets on Fassifern’s try-line but were unable to score as the Bombers’ defence showed great determination to repel the Brethren’s attack.
After great defence, Fassifern worked their way down to Brothers try-line and with halftime only seconds away the Bombers threw a long-looping pass from dummy-half which found Fassifern winger Cameron Pennell who scored just as the halftime siren sounded giving Fassifern a 22-4 halftime lead.
The Bombers got off to a great start in the second-half when Mahee Paseka scored from a powerful 20 metre run to extend the Bombers’ lead to 26-4 just two minutes after halftime.
Fassifern halfback Kali Naque was a stand-out in the first-half and it did not take him long to get involved in the second-half when he set-up a great try for Kieran Turner in the 47th minute.
Despite leading by 30-points after Turner’s penalty-goal in the 57th minute, Fassifern’s attitude never changed, not daring to assume they already had a match-winning margin they remained switched-on, showing good energy and commitment in everything they did.
The 80 minute commitment showed in the end when Bombers prop Huskie Teutau scored with two minutes remaining and Kieran Turner converted Teutau’s try to give Fassifern a 40-4 win over Brothers.
In the other Ipswich Rugby League Mayor Paul Pisasale A-Grade Cup round 11 matches, Norths and Goodna drew 22-all and Swifts defeated West End 50-32.