The Burdekin Roosters have advanced past week 1 of elimination finals football with an emphatic 46-6 victory over the Centrals Tigers in the minor semi final last weekend at the Townsville Sports Reserve.
Burdekin dominated the match in the first half, however the game was still in the balance with 20 minutes to go with Burdekin holding an 18-6 lead.
However, weary legs surfaced for the Tigers who were unable to stop the Roosters juggernaut after giving up easy field position through erratic ball control.
The more the Tigers tried to get back into the match the deeper the hole they dug for themselves with Burdekin opening the floodgates late in the match with the scoreline not reflecting the match.
For Burdekin, Rainer, Karmon and Temone Power combined for five of the Roosters tries which ensured the Roosters progressed through to this weekend's preliminary final against the Herbert River Crushers after they were dispatched by Brothers 28-16 in the major semi final.
A – GRADE
BROTHERS 28 (Tries: Michael Parker-Walsh 1, Nathaniel Bowman 1, Daniel Grevsmuhl 3, Goals: Nathaniel Bowman 4) DEF HERBERT RIVER 16 (Tries: Troy Menegon 1, Anthony Perkins 1, Aaron Solari 1, Goals: Mitchell Seri 2)
BURDEKIN 46 (Tries: Rainer Power 2, Ben Cavanaugh 2, Kurt Perry 1, Karmon Power 1, Temone Power 3, Goals: Lona Kaifoto 2, Ben Cavanaugh 3) DEF CENTRALS 6 (Tries: Billo Mosby 1, Goals: Jesse Pomare Anderson 1)
BROTHERS 24 (Tries: Fred Haines 1, Chris Sullivan 2, Jason Norford 1, Goals: Aiden Ketchup 1, Fred Haines 3) DEF HERBERT RIVER 18 (Tries: Tyron Harvey 1, Daniel Walker 2, Goals: Michael Skipper 3)
NORTHS 44 (Tries: Josh Tyshing 3, Graham Tranby 1, Clinton Pearson 1, Kane Strachan 1, Justin Torney 1, Andrew Dunkley 1, Goals: Clinton Pearson 6) DEF CHARTERS TOWERS 20 (Tries: Jason Edwards 1, Matty Masso 1, Luke Goodwin 1, Mitch Baskett 1, Goals: Kienan Kerr 1, Nick Giakoumi 1)
CENTRALS 38 (Tries: Shawn Bowen 1, Tommy Taia 2, Zach Diplock 1, Jason Bail 1, Brayden Dee 1, Jai Wisley 1, Shaei Te Hae-Duncan 1, Goals : Andrew Barnes 3) DEF HERBERT RIVER 12 (Tries: Brendan Spina 1, Bryce Cosenza 1, Goals: Dylan Giggiano 2)
BROTHERS 29 (Tries: Gideon Mosby-Gela 2, Monty Pompey 1, Luke Ford 2, Goals: Zac Parker 4, Field Goal: Bren Foster 1) DEF CHARTERS TOWERS 22 (Tries: Sean Johnson 1, Dylan Hastie 2, Max Sellers 1, Goals: Cody Jones 2, Sean Johnson 1)